Awards & Scholarships

Suggestions for the Batchelder Award?

ALSC Personal Members are invited to suggest titles for the 2018 Batchelder Award given to an American publisher for a children’s book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country and subsequently published in English in the United States during 2017. Please remember that only books from this publishing year are under consideration for the 2018 award. Publishers, authors and illustrators may not suggest their own books. The deadline for suggestions by ALSC members is October 15, 2017 so there is sufficient time to consider the suggestion before the Midwinter Meeting. Please use the submission form at http://www.ala.org/alsc/shib_login/?q=batchelder-suggestion-form-2018. The award will be announced at the Youth Media Awards press conference during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in February 2018. For more information about the award, visit the ALSC website at http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/batchelderaward/batchelderabout ************************************************************************************************ Today’s guest post was written by Mary Beth Dunhouse,…

Author Spotlight

Be Inspired By the 2016 ALSC Award Speeches!

Download Rafael Lopez' Belpre Acceptance Speech

Did you miss the ALSC media award acceptance speeches in Orlando? Or just want to enjoy them again at your leisure? PDFs of the Batchelder, Belpré, Caldecott, Carnegie, Geisel, Newbery, Sibert, and Wilder acceptance remarks are available below. Thanks to ALSC Marketing Intern Elizabeth Taft, we’ve also provided some images with quotes below. These inspiring quotes show the passion and dedication authors and illustrators bring to children’s literature. Download PDFs         Download PDFs    

ALA Annual 2014

Experience the Book & Media Award Acceptance Speeches

The 2014 ALSC book and media award acceptance speeches evoked plenty of emotion. Some were funny and warm. Some were emotional and informative. You can read them yourself on the ALSC website! Download a copy of the PDF of each of the speeches: Batchelder [PDF – 1 MB] Belpré [PDF – 2.3 MB] Caldecott [PDF – 2 MB] Carnegie [PDF – 1 MB] Geisel [PDF – 1.4 MB] Newbery [PDF – 2 MB] Sibert [PDF – 1.1 MB] You can also watch reaction videos from the 2014 ALA Youth Media Award winners. Videos of the award speech presentations and inspiration videos that concluded the banquet will be posted soon.