Sunday, October 31, 2010

Buy a book for a child in foster care!

There is still time to participate in Child and Family Services Agency's Partners for Kids in Care 2010 Holiday Donation Drive.   And a perfect way to participate is to buy one or more award-winning books.   Consider the following Association for Library Service to Children winners:
  • 2010 Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (children's book)
  • 2010 Newberry Honor winner Claudette Colvin:   Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose (children's book)
  • 2010 Caldecott Medal winner The Lion & the Mouse illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney (picture book)
  • 2010 Caldecott Honor winner All the World illustrated by Marla Frazee and written by Liz Garton Scanlon (picture book)
  • 2010 Geisel Award medal winner Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! written and illustrated by Geoffrey Hayes (for beginning readers)

Many other award winning books are also available.   For a list of 2010 and previous winners and honor awardees, visit the Association for Library Service to Children web site.   There you will find:
  • (Pura) Belpré Medal winners:   The Belpré Medal honors a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose works best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
  • (Andrew) Carnegie Medal winners:   The Carnegie Medal honors the producer of the most outstanding video production for children released during the preceding year.
  • (ALSC/Booklist/YALSA) Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production winners:   The Odyssey Award will be awarded annually to the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.
  • (Robert F.) Sibert Informational Book Medal winners:   The Sibert Medal honors the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published during the preceding year.
  • (Laura Ingalls) Wilder Award winners:   The Wilder Medal honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.

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