[kids-lib] ALSC's 2014 Summer Reading Lists // New Book Award for Info Text for the Young

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Tue May 13 10:46:59 PDT 2014

Please pardon the cross-posting.
I just learned about a new book award: Correll Book Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Informational Text. See the announcement below for details. Below that, you’ll find the link to ALSC’s newly released summer reading lists for students in K-8.


Jennifer Maurer
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The Correll Book Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Informational Text (http://umaine.edu/edhd/professionals/mels/correll-book-award/) was designed to shed light on the need to produce quality informational texts (http://umaine.edu/edhd/professionals/mels/correll-book-award/what-is-informational-text/) for children birth to age 8. This year the Award Committee granted awards in 2 categories:  one for birth to 3 and one for 4-8 year old children. The award for the birth to 3 category went to Look! by Ted Lewin and the winner in the 4-8 year old division was Best Foot Forward by Ingo Arndt. Please contact Dr. Susan Bennett-Armistead [Susan.bennett-armistead at maine.edu<mailto:Susan.bennett-armistead at maine.edu>], Committee Chair, should you have questions about the award or have an interest in nominating titles.
Lisa M. Sensale Yazdian, Ph.D.
Youth Services Manager-Outreach
Boone County Public Library

From: Joanna Ison [mailto:jison at ala.org]
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:34 AM
To: alsc-l at ala.org<mailto:alsc-l at ala.org>
Subject: [alsc-l] ALSC releases 2014 Summer Reading Lists

ALSC releases 2014 Summer Reading Lists<http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2014/05/alsc-releases-2014-summer-reading-lists>

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has updated and released three Summer Reading lists. The lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer.

Lists are available for K-8 students. Each is available to download for free on the ALSC website in color and black and white.  Lists can be customized to include library information, summer hours and summer reading programs for children before making copies available to schools and patrons. The lists are available at: http://www.ala.org/alsc/2014-summer-reading-list.

“Summer reading helps prevent the summer slide that affects many children each year,” said Starr LaTronica, ALSC president. “By encouraging children to stay engaged in reading throughout the summer at home and at their library they will be more prepared for the next school year.”

The Summer Reading List was compiled and annotated by ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee and School-Age Programs and Services Committee through a 2013 Carnegie Whitney Grant funded by the American Library Association Publishing Committee. The 2014 list was updated by ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee.

About ALSC
ALSC, a division of the ALA, is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 4,000 children’s and youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty, ALSC is committed to creating a better future for children through libraries. To learn more about ALSC visit www.ala.org/alsc<http://www.ala.org/alsc>.

Joanna Ison
Program Officer for Projects and Partnerships
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
jison at ala.org<mailto:jison at ala.org>

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