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Caldecott Medal Home Page
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of 19th century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Newbery Medal Home Page
The Newbery Medal was named for 18th century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Children's Book Week Information
Read more information about Children's Book Week activities. This website contains bookmarks, a list of national events, pages for kids, teens and adults as well as a history of Children's Book Week. You may also vote for some of this year's favorites. The winners are announced later.
Beehive Book Awards
The Children's Literature Association of Utah (CLAU) is a volunteer organization of individuals who have a personal or professional interest in children's literature. The organization's purposes are: to encourage the reading, study, and writing of children's literature; to provide a forum for all points of view and levels of experience in children's books; and to gather and share information about children's literature. The association sponsors book awards that motivate reading. CLAU annually sponsors awards in 7 categories:
- Children's Fiction
- Informational Books
- Picture Books
- Graphic Novels: Children
- Young Adult
- Graphic Novels: Young Adult
Winners are chosen from the nominated books by children of Utah, who vote for their favorite books.
Collaborative Library Summer Reading Program
The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is a grassroots consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children, at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries.
Art Designs and Idea for Kids
Art is endlessly fun, and a wonderful outlet to explore your creativity. This page shares several links for ideas of art projects.
Crayola's website contains coloring pages, craft ideas, games and much more.
DLTK's Crafts for Kids
DLTK's Crafts for Kids features a variety of fun, printable children's crafts, coloring pages and more including projects for the holidays, educational themes and some of your children's favorite cartoon characters.
This Enchanted Learning website hold a variety of learning activities, coloring pages, games and much more.
Go to Sleep with Bedtime Stories for Kids
Before you go to sleep at night, a bedtime story is a fun way to settle down, maybe even learn something new, and get your mind ready for sweet dreams. Check out this list of bedtime stories on Sleepopolis.
Interactive Literacy Activities for Kids
Reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, & spelling activities can be found at Interactive Literacy for Kids
Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool to create and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more-using your own word lists.