-There are about 5000-7000 children's books published every year (this is a likely test question, so remember!) Newbery Award- given every year to the best written children's book of the year. It has more influence than any other award in terms of sales and longetivity (books that win always get a second or third printing) ? only US authors eligible-Harry Potter will never win the Newbery ? awarded to books for children up to age 14 ? winners can be fiction nonfiction and poetry books but fiction usually wins ? usually chapter books for 3rd grade and up win John A Newbery- 18th centruy British publisher and first publisher to design books for children How is the Newbery Winner selected? A committee of 15 reads a ton of children's books, meets twice a year and votes during their 2nd meeting. Only librarians (members of ALA-American Library Association) can serve on the committee. They also must belong to the children's librarian committee (ALSC). Publishers send committee members new books free. How are Newbery Committee Members selected? 7 of the fifteen are nominated by members of the Association of Librarians of Service to Children(ALSC). ALSC members also choose the committee chair. Then, the chair chooses another 7 members to serve on the committee. Caldecott Medal-Given to the picture book with the best illustrations. Like the Newbery, the winner is chosen by the ALSC. Also, like the Newbery, illustrator must be from the United States
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