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  MSN Encarta - Newbery Medal
Newbery Medal, in full the John Newbery Medal, annual award given to the author of the book voted the most distinguished contribution to literature for children published in the United States during the preceding year.
The Newbery Medal was established in 1921, at the suggestion of Frederic G. Melcher, coeditor of Publishers Weekly and founder of Children's Book Week.
The medal depicts an open book with the inscription “for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.” The first Newbery Medal was awarded in 1922 to Hendrik Willem van Loon for his book The Story of Mankind.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761579412/Newbery_Medal.html   (268 words)

  
 The Caldecott Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When the Caldecott Medal was accepted in 1937, the Section for Library Work with Children invited the School Libraries Section to name five of its members to the awards committee each year.
For this reason the Caldecott Medal inscription reads: "Awarded annually by the Children's and School Librarians Sections of the American Library Association." This is a combination and simplification of the actual names of the sections.
Newbery Medal, are the most prestigious awards in children's literature.
ils.unc.edu /award/chome.html   (541 words)

  
 ALA | About the Newbery Medal
The inscription on the Newbery Medal still reads "Children's Librarians' Section," although the section has changed its name four times and its membership now includes both school and public library children's librarians in contrast to the years 1922-58, when the section, under three different names, included only public library children's librarians.
Such books were referred to as Newbery or Caldecott "runners-up." In 1971 the term "runners-up" was changed to "honor books." The new terminology was made retroactive so that all former runners-up are now referred to as Newbery or Caldecott Honor Books.
A brief history of ALSC's John Newbery Medal, awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
www.ala.org /ala/alsc/awardsscholarships/literaryawds/newberymedal/aboutnewbery/aboutnewbery.htm   (317 words)

  
 John Newbery
John Newbery (for whom the Newbery medal is named) is commonly believed to be the originator of books for children designed to give real pleasure as well as instruction, though Thomas Boreman issued his set of miniature books, the Gigantick Histories, more than two years earlier.
According to Darton, Newbery was enlightened in an aesthetic and literary sense - he knew good work - and improved the standard of cheap publication for children in every way.
Newbery's The Newtonian System of Philosophy (1761), also known as The Philosophy of Tops and Balls, was an introduction to natural philosophy covering basic physics, astronomy, geography, natural history and philosophy, all with his characteristic emphasis on fun.
www.iupui.edu /~engwft/newbery.htm   (383 words)

  
 The Newbery Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In Melcher's formal agreement with the board, the purpose of the Newbery Medal was stated as follow: "To encourage original creative work in the field of books for children.
Each year, the winners of the Newbery medal and honor books are announced by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, during the association's midwinter meeting.
The Newbery Medal, along with the Caldecott Medal, are the most prestigious awards in children's literature.
ils.unc.edu /award/nhome.html   (547 words)

  
 The Newbery Medal
The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year.
The inscription on the Newbery Medal still reads "Children's Librarians' Section," although the section has changed its name four times and its membership now includes both school and public library children's librarians in contrast to the years 1922-58, when the section, under three different names, included only public library children's librarians.
Such books were referred to as Newbery or Caldecott "runners-up." In 1971 the term "runners-up" was changed to "honor books." The new terminology was made retroactive so that all former runners-up are now referred to as Newbery or Caldecott Honor Books.
web.aacpl.lib.md.us /bestsites/kids/newbery_info.htm   (382 words)

  
 FamilyFun: Books for Kids: The Newbery Medal
The Newbery Medal, first awarded in 1921, is given to the author who has published "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children" in the United States in the previous year.
The Newbery Medal was the first children's book award and was created to encourage good writing in children's literature.
The 2000 Newbery Medal winner is BUD, NOT BUDDY by Christopher Paul Curtis.
familyfun.go.com /parenting/learn/school/feature/dony0300alabooks/dony0300alabooks2.html   (462 words)

  
 CliffsNotes::The 1990s Newbery Medal Winners:Book Summary and Study Guide
First awarded in 1922, the John Newbery Medal is a prestigious award given each year to the author of the book voted the most distinguished contribution to children’s literature published in the United States during the previous year.
Along with the Newbery Medal, the ALSC also cites an unspecified number of “honor books,” other books the Committee has reviewed and deemed excellent, and presents the authors with certificates.
The Newbery Medal is the most well-known children’s book award in the United States.
www.cliffsnotes.com /WileyCDA/LitNote/id-98,pageNum-1.html   (599 words)

  
 Newbery Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the first book, a Newbery Honor winner, Grandma's rampages were seen through the eyes of her grandson Joey, who, with his sister, Mary Alice, was sent down from Chicago for a week every summer to visit.
Hesse won the 1998 Newbery Award for this elegantly crafted, gut-wrenching novel, and her fans won't want to miss The Music of Dolphins or Letters from Rifka.
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery.
www.virginiasol.com /bookstore/newbery/newbery.htm   (1237 words)

  
 Newbery Medal --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The Newbery Medal was established in 1922 by Frederic G. Melcher of the R.R. Bowker Publishing Company and named for John Newbery, the 18th-century English bookseller who was among the first to publish…
American educator and writer whose best-known book, Sounder (1969), won the Newbery Medal in 1970 and was filmed in 1972; he taught ninth grade for over 50 years and, in addition to children's books, wrote a number of educational philosophy works (b.
The Caldecott Medal is an annual prize awarded to the “artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.”; It was established in 1938 by Frederic G. Melcher, chairman of the board of the R.R. Bowker Publishing Company, and named for the 19th-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9331230?tocId=9331230   (760 words)

  
 Wheaton Public Library - 2001 Caldecott & Newbery Medal Winners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of 19th century British Illustrator Randolph Caldecott.
The Newbery Medal was named for 18th century British bookseller John Newbery.
It is awarded annually by the American Libray Association to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children, published in the U.S. during the previous year.
www.wheaton.lib.il.us /library/2001medals.html   (120 words)

  
 Open Spaces Magazine - The Newbery Awards by Elizabeth Cosgriff
The Newbery winner is selected by a committee of fifteen members of the Association for Library Service to Children.
Julie of the Wolves, the1973 winner, involved a young Eskimo woman's attempt to locate her place between the old Eskimo culture and the new culture of the whites, against the backdrop of her struggle for survival alone in the ice and snow of the Arctic as she flees an arranged marriage.
Because one of the event participants was last year's committee chair, Ellen Fader, it provided a mechanism for her to hear a number of children's opinions of the works prior to the final committee decision.
www.open-spaces.com /article-v2n1-cosgriff.php   (3276 words)

  
 The Newbery Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Newbery Medal is the first children’s book award.
A Newbery Honor book is a runner up, or second place, for the award.
The purpose of this award is to give those authors who make it their life work to serve children’s reading interests recognition.
powayusd.sdcoe.k12.ca.us /teachers/lharvey/newbery/Tiffany/medal.htm   (106 words)

  
 The Reading Corner--Newbery Authors
A Newbery Award book will not only have more readers but also more deep readers because they will know--maybe only subliminally--that some very smart people decided that this book is not only hot, it can also shed light.
This is true, above all, of the Newbery Medal, with its focus on literature for the young.
She said in a penetrating voice as she looked straight ahead, “That book never should have won the Newbery.” My shock was soon assuaged by the hundreds of friendly, welcoming faces of the crowd and by the warmth of their response to my speech, but I cannot forget that librarian.
www.carr.org /read/newberyauthors.htm   (2010 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Newbery Medal
MSN Encarta - Search Results - Newbery Medal
Newbery Medal, in full the John Newbery Medal, annual award given to the author of the book voted the most distinguished contribution to literature...
Holes (1998), a book about a youth sent to reform school for a crime he did not commit, and Snowflake Bentley (1998), about a boy determined to photograph snowflakes, were the recipients of the Newbery Medal and the Caldecott Medal on February 1, 1999.
ca.encarta.msn.com /Newbery_Medal.html   (132 words)

  
 NLS/BPH Minibibliography: Newbery Award and Honor Books
The John Newbery Medal, awarded annually for the most distinguished contribution to juvenile literature, takes its name from the eighteenth-century British bookseller who first conceived of publishing books for children.
Authors of other countries are eligible only if their books are first published in the U.S. A bronze medal bearing the inscription "For the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children" is presented at the annual conference of the American Library Association.
Following is a list of the Newbery Medal winners in the NLS collections.
www.loc.gov /nls/bibliographies/minibibs/newbery.html   (10186 words)

  
 Newbery Medal WebQuest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Newbery Medal Award - The homepage of the Newbery Medal award on the ALA website.
Now that you understand more about the Newbery Medal and where it began you will begin to look at the various authors and books themselves.
You will either locate a Newbery Medal book by the Newbery label or you will find the older winners on a separate shelf with the classics.
www.kn.pacbell.com /wired/fil/pages/webnewberywe.html   (676 words)

  
 ICPL Kids - Newbery Medal Award Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the authors of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published during the preceding year.
It is named for John Newbery, a famous English publisher and seller of children's books.
The medal is awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children, American Library Association.
www.icpl.org /kids/booklists/newbery.php   (104 words)

  
 Newbery Medal
The Newbery Medal is awarded each year to the author of the most distinguished children's book published in America the previous year.
Winning the Newbery Medal provides recognition for writing achievement and is a high honor.
You will learn about the history of the medal and the criteria for choosing an award-winning book.
www.iss.k12.nc.us /schools/lsm/jmilliken/newbery.htm   (184 words)

  
 Powell's Books - Award Winners - The Newbery Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Newbery Medal is awarded to the year's most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The medal is presented by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
It was within the pages of Richard Peck's Newbery Honor-winning A Long Way from Chicago that Mary Alice and Grandma Dowdel first made their captivating debut.
www.powells.com /prizes/newbery.html   (831 words)

  
 2004 Newbery, Caldecott medal winners announced
Yesterday the American Library Association bestowed the highest honors of the children's literature world, the Newbery and Caldecott medals.
The Newbery and Caldecott medals are regarded as the Academy Awards of the children's book world.
The Newbery committee also chose two Honor books: "Olive's Ocean" by Kevin Henkes and "An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793" by Jim Murphy.
www.post-gazette.com /ae/20040113books0113fnp5.asp   (778 words)

  
 Newbery Medal
The Newbery Medal was established in 1922 and is presented annually by the Ameican Library Association to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
As a collection, Newbery winners are an impressive history of publishing, illustration, story, and social climate of the times.
In addition to the Newbery Medal, one or more Newbery Honors are also awarded each year.
www.savemt.logan.com /loganberry/newbery.html   (153 words)

  
 Database Exploration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Newbery Medal is awarded to one book each year.
However, your work has never been awarded a Newbery Medal, the greatest achievement possible for a writer of children's books.
Now that you have completed this database lesson, you are ready to write a book that might be selected for a Newbery Medal.
eprentice.sdsu.edu:16080 /F02X1/pingrum/del   (561 words)

  
 Hans Christian Andersen Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hans Christian Andersen Medals are presented every even numbered year, in March, to an author and an illustrator, living at the time of the nomination, whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature, by the International Board on Books for Young People.
The Award consists of a gold medal and a diploma, presented at a festive ceremony during the biennial IBBY Congress.
Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustrators 1980 for Mr.
www.literature-awards.com /hans_christian_andersen_medal.htm   (470 words)

  
 Newbery Medals and Winners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), The John Newbery Medal honors the author of "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children".
The Newbery Medal is named for John Newbery, an eighteenth century British Bookseller.
The ALSC also honors excellence in children's literature with The Caldecott Medal and The Michael L. Printz Literary Award.
www.literature-awards.com /newbery_medals.htm   (216 words)

  
 Dorothy Lathrop Biography
The book was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1930 and a new edition was in the stores for Christmas 1999.
She mentions in her acceptance speech that she was personally attracted to the stories of the fiercer beasts, but her editors worried that such images might frighten the young readers.
It probably worked for the story (it must have since the book won the Newbery), but it never worked for me. You shouldn't judge her work by this one title.
www.bpib.com /lathrop.htm   (1399 words)

  
 ALSC: The John Newbery Medal
The 2000 Newbery Medal winner is Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (Delacorte).
About the Medal, and How It Is Awarded
The Newbery and Caldecott Medals and Honor Book seals are property of the American Library Association and cannot be used in any form or reproduced without permission of the ALA Office of Rights and Permissions.
www.midwayisd.org /resources/library/sb/newbery.html   (491 words)

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