Children's Book Award Handbook by Diana F. MarksChildren's Book Award Handbook by Diana F. Marks

Children's Book Award Handbook

byDiana F. Marks

Paperback | March 30, 2006

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Diana Marks looks at children's and young adult book awards in depth. The history, award criteria, and a biography of the person behind each of the well-known awards is included. Also of interest are lists of the winners in each category, teaching and exploration activities, reproducible teaching aides, and a timeline of events leading up to the establishment of the award. Information about well-known awards is accompanied by information on the lesser known, Pura Belpre, Jane Addams, etc. Information is formatted in quick, easy-to-read tables and charts suitable for classroom duplication. Although some of this information is available online, this is a "one stop" handbook that contains lesser-known awards, and offers activities for enriching the study of each award, whether well-known or not. Grades K-8.
Title:Children's Book Award HandbookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.86 inPublished:March 30, 2006Publisher:ABC-Clio, LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1591583047

ISBN - 13:9781591583042


Editorial Reviews

?Marks, a seasoned elementary school teacher, has compiled a valuable resource that will be much appreciated by teachers and school librarians. Her handbook provides details on the history and origins of 24 major children's book awards-from the Jane Addams Book Award to the Charlotte Zolotow Award-and includes lesson plans and student activity sheets for 21 of them. An introductory chapter features a children's book award time line, a list of the birthdays of award namesakes, and suggestions for student activities that can accompany the study of any award. Each of the following 21 chapters is devoted to a single award and follows the same format: an overview, biographical information on the namesake, a time line, award history and criteria, a list of award and honor books through 2005, suggested activities, and student handouts. A final chapter contains information on three additional awards. Some of the suggested student activities are more creative than others, but Marks does a good job of extending the study to include projects dealing with social studies, history, geography, and other disciplines. Teachers and school librarians no doubt will find Marks's book to be at once a source for ready-reference, teaching tips, and professional inspiration. For public librarians, the list of award and honor books, although readily found elsewhere, would be helpful for collection development as this information is here conveniently compiled in one source.?-Library Journal