Sunday, January 27, 2013
A great day in children's literature history will be on Monday, January 28th (tomorrow), when the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards will be announced, including the famous Caldecott Medal for distinguished contribution to children's book illustration, and the Newbery Medal for distinguished contribution to children's book writing, as well as other wonderful prizes, such as the Sibert for non-fiction, the Coretta Scott King Awards for contribution by African-Americans and the Pura Belpré for contributions by LatinoLatina authors and illustrators, and many more. Believe me, this is like the Oscars for people in children's publishing! Read all about it here, and the press release will be found here! My own picks for the best books of the past year may be found at The PlanetEsme Picks for Best Books of 2012, see if they match the ALA announcements. Sorry, betting is not allowed at school, but crossing fingers is! Please feel free to share your family's favorite reads of the past year in the comments section below to share with other Stone families. Whichever books our children love are always the real winners!
Other great sources for book recommendations of the very best in children's books:
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Vintage Children's Books My Kid Loves
Books That Heal Kids
Welcome to My Tweendom
Check them out, and give that library card a workout in 2013!