Selecting Books – Fiction Awards

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).


Additional Resources:

Tales for Very Picky Eaters

Grandpa Green


About SHaberstroh

I'm an Elementary School Librarian, with a Masters in Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University. I retired at the end of the school year June 2017.

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