AILA, the American Indian Library Association, has announced their award winners for their 2014 American Indian Youth Literature Award. Check out the picture book and young adult titles on this page.
I also discovered this very useful rubric for discussing and evaluating the quality of books about Native Americans and Alaskan Natives. Check it out too! Katie
Set aside 15-30 minutes, depending on whether you'll be adding book titles to an order list in another window, to peruse
Children’s Literature 2014: The Year in Miscellanea
Don't miss blogger/librarian Travis Jonker's comments under the name of each pseudo-award he delivers. For example -
Companion of the Year (Runner Up)
The Julian Chapter by R.J. Palacio
Perhaps the biggest question readers had after finishing Wonder was “what was going on in Julian’s head?” With The Julian Chapter (which could almost pass for a novella in terms of length), Palacio brought in a perspective that was absent from the original story.
(Side note: this is also a first, right? Has a bestselling children’s book ever added a chapter after the fact?)
And this isn't NERDY as in techie nerds. This is NERDY as in book loving nerds. Check out The Nerdy Book Club and see if you don't get lost in the posts almost immediately and have to struggle to come up for air. One of the facilitators is Donalyn Miller, author of the Book Whisperer, just to give you an idea of the expertise moving the project along. And it's not just for elementary folks. Check out their book lists and see how many of their recommendations, especially the non-fiction, you have in your collection. Install their button, designed by Tom Angelberger on your webpage to link to the awards lists -
Jarrett J. Krosoczka makes a mockery of Jon Scieszka on YouTube, and Jon wants revenge. Now, Jon will stop at nothing to keep Jarrett from hosting the 2012 Children's Choice Book Awards Gala in New York City. He rounds up all his children's book author friends and they do their absolute darndest to keep Jarrett away from the Gala, but Jarrett is determined to be there! Will he make it in time?!?!http://bit.ly/KLoFxe