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).