Welcome to the Newbery Medal Home Page! | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)Bookworm Store. Their roles reverse when Lynn develops lymphoma. Narrated by Katie, this beautifully written book tells a poignant story of love and loss. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Every year the fearful people of Protectorate leave the youngest baby in the woods on the Day of Sacrifice, hoping to appease the witch they believe is vengeful.
The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Tree Ear, a homeless orphan, longs to work as a potter, a respected but competitive employment — especially for a boy who lives under a bridge. Set in 12th century Korea, this Newbery Medal winning novel is as relevant as if it were taking place today. Young Bud runs away from the latest and worst foster home in search of his father. Though he doesn't find his father, Bud not Buddy does find family, music, and more on his long trek across Michigan during the Depression. In this Newbery-winning novel, both humor and Bud's naive voice make difficult issues accessible to younger readers. In this Newbery Medal-winning novel, Crispin is falsely accused of murder and must flee his medieval town to save his life.
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"Best of" Lists
According to the Notables Criteria, "notable" is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children's books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels birth through age 14 that reflect and encourage children's interests in exemplary ways. All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah. By Emily Jenkins. By Juana Martinez-Neal. Caldecott Honor Book. Baby Monkey, Private Eye.
Just because a book won a prize doesn't make it worth reading. Still, it's a reasonable guide—something makes it unique, or a cut above, or important, or just plain fun. You won't find everything on each of these lists in our catalogue. Some of them we've specifically decided not to carry usually due to content, availability, or pertinence , but many we just haven't got around to bringing in. As for the adult-level literary prizes, you'll see our selection is weighted toward works originally published in English. This is due to no prejudice on our part, but to the simple fact that we can't carry every important book ever written. No bookstore can, not even a certain establishment just north of us with pretensions to that claim.