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This Week's Tip: Award Winning Children's Books 2013/14 Print Page

This year's award winning children's book:

On display on the NEW BOOK SHELF this week is a  large shipment of award winning children’s books.


The NEW BOOK SHELF is located right in front of the Periodical Reading Room on first floor of the  Humanities, Social Science & Education Library.

After next week these books will be moved to the 2nd floor of HSSE to the Children’s Book Collection.


What Awards?

What awards did they win?

·         American Library Association Notable Children's Bk 2014

·         ASA: Children's Africana Book Award. Winners. 2014

·         Asian/Pacific American Award for Lit: Youth Winner 2014

·         Booklist Editor's Choice/Books for Youth 2013

·         Booklist Editor's Choice/Books for Youth 2013

·         Charlotte Zolotow Award: Highly Commended. 

·         Coretta Scott King Honors 2014

·         Golden Kite Honor 2014

·         Horn Book Fanfare List 2014

·         Mildred L. Batchelder Award 2014

·         National Jewish Book Award: Children & YA. 2013

·         New York Times Best Illustrated Books for Children 2013

·         Newbery Honors 2014

·         Obis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for C 2014

·         Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 2014

·         Pura Belpre Honor 2014

·         Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor 2014

·         Schneider Family Book Award. Winner. 2014

·         School Library Journal Best Books 2013

·         Sydney Taylor Book Honors 2014

·         Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award 2014

·         USBBY. Outstanding Int'l Books List. 2014


Multiple Award Winners

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Journey - Aaron Becker (Illustrator)
Call Number: HSSE (Children's Lit) P Bec
ISBN: 9780763660536
Publication Date: 2013-08-06
A 2014 Caldecott Honor Book Follow a girl on an elaborate flight of fancy in a wondrously illustrated, wordless picture book about self-determination -- and unexpected friendship. A lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound. Red marker in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon, and a flying carpet that carry her on a spectacular journey toward an uncertain destiny. When she is captured by a sinister emperor, only an act of tremendous courage and kindness can set her free. Can it also lead her home and to her heart's desire? With supple line, luminous color, and nimble flights of fancy, author-illustrator Aaron Becker launches an ordinary child on an extraordinary journey toward her greatest and most exciting adventure of all.

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The Mad Potter - Jan Greenberg; Sandra Jordan
Call Number: HSSE (Children's Lit) B Ohr
ISBN: 9781596438101
Publication Date: 2013-10-29
When George Ohr's trove of pottery was discovered in 1967, years after his death, his true genius was discovered with it. The world could finally see how unique this artist really was!   Born in 1856 in Biloxi, Mississippi, George grew up to the sounds of the civil war and political unrest. When he was 22, his boyhood friend introduced him to the pottery wheel. The lost young man suddenly found his calling.   "When I found the potter's wheel I felt it all over like a duck in water."    He started creating strangely crafted pots and vases, expressing his creativity and personality through the ceramic sculptures. Eventually he had thousands at his fingertips. He took them to fairs and art shows, but nobody was buying these odd figures from this bizarre man. Eventually he retired, but not without hiding hundreds of his ceramics.   Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, authors of the award winning Ballet for Martha,  approach this colorful biography with a gentle and curious hand.

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Nelson Mandela - Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
Call Number: HSSE (Children's Lit) B Man
ISBN: 9780061783746
Publication Date: 2013-01-02
One day when Nelson Mandela was nine years old, his father died and he was sent from his village to a school far away from home, to another part of South Africa. In Johannesburg, the country's capital, Mandela saw fellow Africans who were poor and powerless. He decided then that he would work to protect them. When the government began to keep people apart based on the color of their skin, Mandela spoke out against the law and vowed to fight hard in order to make his country a place that belonged to all South Africans. Kadir Nelson tells the story of Mandela, a global icon, in poignant verse and glorious illustrations. It is the story of a young boy's determination to change South Africa and of the struggles of a man who eventually became the president of his country by believing in equality for people of all colors. Readers will be inspired by Mandela's triumph and his lifelong quest to create a more just world.

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A Splash of Red - Jennifer Bryant; Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375867125
Publication Date: 2013-01-08
A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book Winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children As a child in the late 1800s, Horace Pippin loved to draw: He loved the feel of the charcoal as it slid across the floor. He loved looking at something in the room and making it come alive again in front of him. He drew pictures for his sisters, his classmates, his co-workers. Even during W.W.I, Horace filled his notebooks with drawings from the trenches . . . until he was shot. Upon his return home, Horace couldn't lift his right arm, and couldn't make any art. Slowly, with lots of practice, he regained use of his arm, until once again, he was able to paint--and paint, and paint! Soon, people--including the famous painter N. C. Wyeth--started noticing Horace's art, and before long, his paintings were displayed in galleries and museums across the country. Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet team up once again to share this inspiring story of a self-taught painter from humble beginnings who despite many obstacles, was ultimately able to do what he loved, and be recognized for who he was: an artist.

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The War Within These Walls - Aline Sax; Caryl Strzelecki (Illustrator); Laura Watkinson
ISBN: 9780802854285
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
It's World War II, and Misha's family, like the rest of the Jews living in Warsaw, has been moved by the Nazis into a single crowded ghetto. Conditions are appalling. When conditions worsen, Misha joins a handful of other Jews who decide to make a final, desperate stand against the Nazis. Illustrations.

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