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The Newbery/Printz Companion

Booktalk and Related Materials for Award Winners and Honor Books (Children's and Young Adult Literature Reference)

John T. Gillespie, Corinne J. Naden

Hardcover

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Description

This comprehensive and practical guide to the influential Newbery and Printz awards for children's and young adult literature provides information on each year's winners and honor books, as well as on the awards themselves and the librarians for whom they are named. For each award-winning book, there is a plot summary, list of characters and themes, background on the author, incidents for booktalking, related reads, and fresh ideas for introducing the book to young readers.

A comprehensive guide to the influential Newbery and Printz awards for children's and young adult literature, providing information on each year's winners and honor books, and on the awards themselves and the librarians for whom they are named. For each award-winning book, there is a plot summary, list of characters and themes, background on the author, incidents for booktalking, related reads, and fresh ideas for introducing the book to young readers. For honor books, there is a summary of the plot, important characters, and primary themes. This valuable reader's advisory tool builds on the previous Newbery Companion (2nd ed., Libraries Unlimited, 2001). It covers all Newbery Medals from 1922 through 2006 and all Printz Awards from the prize's inception in 2000 through 2006. All entries from the previous volume have been revised as needed, often adding new Related Titles and new information to the About the Book and About the Author sections.

Libraries Unlimited, 9781591583134, 528pp.

Publication Date: June 30, 2006



About the Author

John T. Gillespie, former Dean and Instructor of Library Science, Long Island University, N.Y., has authored numerous books in the areas of library management, school libraries, and children's and young adult literature.Corinne J. Naden is a freelance writer and editor based in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. She has published more than 30 books.