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    Book Award Winners for 2013

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    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:

    A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean. BR 19594, DB 75450 

    For Younger Readers:

    Back To Front and Upside Down by Claire Alexander. BR 20026 

    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. 

    Winner: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. BR 19679, DB 75687 

    Honors: Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon
    by Steve Sheinkin. BR 19890, DB 75708

    Splendors and glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz. BR 19840, DB 76623 

    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. 

    Honor: Each Kindness by Jaqueline Woodson. BR 20025 

    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 – 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.