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Award Winning Children's Books
Transcript of Award Winning Children's Books
The most distinguished American picture book for children Newbery Medal
The most outstanding contribution to children's literature Michael L. Printz Award
Excellence in literature written for young adults Coretta Scott King Author Book Award
African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award
African American illustrator of outstanding books for children Pura Belpre' Author Award
Honors a Latino writer whose children's books best portray,
affirm and celebrate the Latio cultural experience Pura Belpre' Illustrator Award
Honors a Latino illustrator whose children's books best portray,
affirm and celebrate the Latio cultural experience Silbert Medal
Most distinguished informational book for children Moon Over Manifest written by Clare Vanderpool
Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past. A Sick Day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Zookeeper Amos McGee, who is adored by all the animals, gets some unexpected guests while home sick one day Ship Breaker written by Paolo Bacigalupi
In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl. One Crazy Summer written by Rita Williams
In the summer of 1968, after traveling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave illustrated by Bryan Collier
Chronicles the life of Dave, a nineteenth-century slave who went on to become an influential poet, artist, and potter. The Dreamer written by Pam Munoz
Neftali's father wants him to be a doctor. But Neftali is not like other children. How he reconciles his own dreams with his father's is at the heart of this moving story of the life of poet Pablo Neruda. Grandma's Gift illustrated and written by Eric Valasquez
After they prepare their traditional Puerto Rican celebration, Eric and Grandma visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a school project, where he sees a painting by Diego Velasquez and realizes for the first time that he could be an artist when he grows up. A heartwarming story of self-discovery, Grandma's Gift is a celebration of the special bond between a grandparent and grandchild. Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot written by Sy Montgomery
Explores the work and findings of New Zealand's National Kakapo Recovery Team. Award Winning Books Images and summaries provided courtesy of
Destiny and Barnes and Nobel.