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Authors and Illustrators

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardSomething about the Author

Articles about the lives and works of children's and young adult authors and illustrators

Web resourceMeet Authors and Illustrators

Links to author and illustrator websites

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardTeachingBooks.net

Audio clips, book readings, discussion guides, videos, and links to author websites, biographies, activities, and contact information

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Book Awards

Web resourceBluestem Award

Illinois Children's Choice Award for a book voted a favorite by students in 3rd through 5th grade

Web resourceBoston Globe-Horn Book Award

Awarded annually to authors and illustrators of outstanding children’s and young adult books in the categories of Fiction and Poetry, Nonfiction, and Picture Book

Web resourceCaldecott Medal

Awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children

Web resourceCoretta Scott King Award

Honoring distinguished books by African-American authors and illustrators

Web resourceE.B. White Read Aloud Award

Awarded annually to a "terrific" read aloud picture book and a book for older readers

Web resourceLaura Ingalls Wilder Medal

Awarded every two years to an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have consistently made a lasting contribution to children's literature

Web resourceMonarch Award

Illinois Children's Choice Award for a book voted a favorite by students in kindergarten through 3rd grade.

Web resourceNewbery Medal

Awarded annually for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year

Web resourcePura Belpré Award

Presented every two years to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for young people

Web resourceRebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award

Illinois Children's Choice Award for a book voted a favorite by students in 4th through 8th grade

Web resourceSydney Taylor Book Awards

Presented annually to the authors of outstanding Jewish children's literature published in the preceding year

Web resourceTheodor Seuss Geisel Award

Given annually for the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year

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Voice of Youth Award (VOYA)

Web resourceAbout the Voice of Youth Award

Program information, book lists, and the titles of the VOYA winning books for the current school year.

Web resourceVOYA Master List

Alphabetical list of all VOYA-nominated titles to date

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