Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Award-winning books for kids and teens announced


This week, the American Library Association announced award winners for books for children and teens in a variety of categories.

Some of the most familiar awards might be the Caldecott Medal and the Newbery Medal.

But the awards cover a wide range, from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award ("for the most distinguished beginning reader book"), to the Stonewall Award ("for books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience").

See the full list of award winners from the ALA here.

You can also browse lists of award-winning books (including the ALA awards), with links to the WCCLS catalog, by visiting our Award Winners book lists. You're sure to find some excellent titles to share with your young readers.

Also, in your hunt for good kids titles, don't overlook the book lists provided on the WCCLS for Kids page at wccls.org/kids. Happy reading!