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    OLBPD Kids Recommended Reading

    Book Award Winners for 2014

    For more information, visit the OLBPD online catalog or the NLS Union Catalog.  

    F.Y.I.: ”BR” = “braille” and “DB” = “digital audiobook” 

    "Choose to Read Ohio" Titles - Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) spotlights Ohio authors and promotes reading across Ohio. The State Library of Ohio, Ohioana Library Association and Ohio Center for the Book encourage Ohioans of all ages to read and enjoy books together. 

    For Young Readers:

    Little Man by Dionne warwick. Bcl 812. Includes audio cd.

    The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant. BR 6124

    For Tweens and middle school:

    Colo’s Story by Nancy roe pimm. DCL 0001

    Our Farm by Michael Rosen. Br 18256

    The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley. DB 73812 

    Schneider Family Book Award– The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. 

    For Middle school:

    Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell. BR 20379, DB 77878

    For Younger Readers:

    A Splash of Red by Jennifer Bryant. DB 78033

    Newbery medal and honor - The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. 

    For Tweens and middle school:

    Honors: Doll Bones by Holly Brown. DB 76559

    The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes. BR 20399, DB 77924

    For Junior High:

    Honors: One Came Home by Amy Timberlake. BR 20405, DB 78007

    Paperboy by Vince Vawter. BR 20434, DB 78178

    Caldecott medal and honor - The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. 

    For Young Readers:

    Winner: Locomotive by Brian Floca. DB 77766

    The Coretta Scott King Award - are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.  The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood. 

    Winner: Rita Williams-Garcia

    One Crazy Summer; BR 19326, DB 71082

    P.S. Be Eleven, DB 77013 

    The Batchelder Award – is given to the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.  

    For Middle Grades – 2013 Winner: My Family for the War by Anne C. Voorhoeve. DB 74777

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    ALSC Notable Children’s Books - Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books.

    NLS Kids Zone – from the national library service for the blind and physically handicapped. Discover good reads, selected series, and magazines available.