Weekend Links: Caldecott Winners Booklists and More

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Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.

The 2015 Youth Media Awards were announced at 8:00 a.m. Central time on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibition in Chicago. The Randolph Caldecott Medal is awarded annually , to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. The award is administered by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

Caldecott, Newbery and More 2015 Winners!-Pragmaticmom

Caldecott, Newbery and More 2015 Winners!

Melissa from Imagination Soup offered up a post on 2015 Newbery and Caldecott Winners

2015 Newbery and Caldecott Winners

Reading is Fundamental has a great list of 10 Years of Caldecott Winners

Great Kids Books– 2015 Caldecott Awards: a terrific range & selection of books!!! (ages 4-14, yes really!!)

Scholastic Books has a list of Caldecott Medal Winners for Grades 1-2

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More 2015 Caldecott Picks & Picture Book of the Day-Pragmaticmom

More 2015 Caldecott Picks & Picture Book of the Day


WAIT! Winter blues and cabin fever making your family a bit “cray-cray??” A Year in The Secret Garden is a gorgeous book inspired by the classic children’s tale Secret Garden. Within these pages your family will find new activities, crafts, recipes and lessons (inspired by the book) in a something-to-do-every month format.

A Year in The Secret Garden

Award-winning authors and co-creators Valarie Budayr and Marilyn Scott-Waters have come together to create A Year in the Secret Garden as an opportunity to introduce a new generation of families to the magic that is The Secret Garden. With over 120 pages, 150 original color illustrations and 48 activities, your family and friends will be crafting, cooking, enjoying, learning and playing together with monthly activities inspired by the characters and events of the original children’s classic. Every month readers will get to meet another Secret Garden character, as well as experiencing original crafts and activities based on the book.


So much fun and great way to get families AWAY from the computer or electronics and into the kitchen and craft room! Get more details and grab your copy here.

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