Teach with Award Winning Books!
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
The American Library Association Youth Media Awards honor children’s and young adult authors and illustrators, as well as producers of children’s audio and video materials. Known worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards are selected under a cloak of secrecy by national judging committees composed of librarians and other children’s literature experts.
The books honored serve as a guide for parents, educators, librarians and those interested in providing children and teens with the very best reading and viewing materials.
For more information on the ALA youth media awards and notables, please visit the ALA Web site.
These lists include all the Medal and Honor winners, plus links to any available free Scholastic teaching resources for each book.
ALA Award Winners 2012
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature
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Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults
Coretta Scott King Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults
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Caldecotts introduce children to a wide range of illustration styles, inspiring their own artistic growth. The stories offer equally diverse possibilities for language arts lessons. Fables (written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel; HarperCollins, 1980) is full of dialogue, modeling conventions for student writing. Other Caldecotts old and new abound with language-learning opportunities.
We've gathered the winners of the Newbery Awards, including this year's titles. Many of these titles have online teaching plans, author biographies, and author interview transcripts.