Several days ago, we posted a call for suggestions of titles for the 2013 Randolph Caldecott Medal. In addition, ALSC personal members are invited to suggest titles for the following 2013 children’s book awards:
Pura Belpré Award
The Pura Belpré Award is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. Please remember that only books published in 2012 are under consideration for the 2013 award. You may send recommendations with full bibliographic information to Chair Charmette Kendrick at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the award, visit the Pura Belpre Award homepage.
John Newbery Medal
The John Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished American children’s book. For the 2013 award, only books published during the 2012 calendar year are eligible for consideration. Please send recommendations with full bibliographic information to Chair Steven Engelfried at email@example.com. For more information about the award, visit the Newbery Medal homepage.
Notable Children’s Books
The Children’s Notable Book Committee selects, annotates, and presents an annual list of notable (important, distinguished and outstanding) children’s books for all age levels through age 14. The committee examines board books, picture books, informational picture books, early readers, fiction and nonfiction books. Please remember that only books from this publishing year are under consideration. You may send recommendations with full bibliographic information to Wendy Woodfill at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the annual Notable lists, visit the ALSC website at http://www.ala.org/alsc. Click on ‘Awards and Grants” in the left-hand navigation bar, then click on ‘Children’s Notable Lists”.
Take notice, ALSC members! Now is your opportunity to suggest titles to the Award committees!