This week we are talking about the Sibert Informational Award . We talked about what nonfiction meant (contain facts and information, true stories) and where they are located in our library. Just like the fiction books, nonfiction or informational books also are given awards. The award we talked about was the Sibert Award. I read What to do about Alice? , an award winning biography about Teddy Roosevelt’s daughter Alice. I put other Sibert Award books out on display. In our library, the Sibert Award books have yellow spine labels which make them easier to find on the shelf.
Additional Resources: Sibert Award, President’s Children
We are continuing our series of How to Select Books.
This past week we talked about Fiction Award winning books. The children’s fiction book awards which we talked about were the Caldecott, Geisel and Newbery Awards. We talked about what each of these are, showed examples for each award, and demonstrated how to find them in our library. In our library, the award winning books have stickers on their spines. We have posters showing the medal (first place) award winners. They can also be found by searching the catalog by the award name. Currently they are on display in the library as well.
We then read an award winning book. The first graders heard Josh Schneider’s Tales of a Picky Eaters (Geisel Award 2012) and second graders listened to Grandpa Green (Caldecott Honor Award 2012).
Tales for Very Picky Eaters
We are continuing our series of How to Select Books. This week we are talking about choosing books from a list. I showed them several books with list including Anita Silvey’s 100 Best Books for Children and Jim Trelease’s Read Aloud Handbook.
I also talked about lists that can be downloaded from the internet including Amazon’s Best Children’s Books and NEA ‘s Teacher’s Top 100 List. We then read a book from the Teacher’s Top 100 List – Harold and the Purple Crayon .
Activity – Video – Harold and the Purple Crayon
Book Display – Books from Teacher’s Top 100 List.
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Tags: 100 Best Books for Children, Amazon's Best Children's Books, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Anita silvey, Booklist, Crockett Johnson, Harold and the Purple Crayon, How to Select Books, Jim Trelease, NEA's Teacher's Top 100 List, The Read-Aloud Handbook