Thursday, November 15, 2007

D.E.A.R. list

Thursday, November 15, 2007
D.E.A.R stands for Drop Everything and Read! These books are award winners from the past few years.

The books on these pages represent a few of the award books we have in the library.

While on vacation have a DEAR day and read for fun!

Pulitzer Prizes
A $10,000 prize goes to the winner of the outstanding writing for the year. While most of the prizes relate to journalism, at least two are given each year to fiction and nonfiction

Applebaum, A. Gulag: A History
HV8964.S65 A67 2003

Bird, K. American Prometheus :
The Triumph and Tragedy of
J. Robert Oppenheimer
QC 16.O62 B57 2005

Coll, S. Ghost Wars DS371.2.C63

Elkins, C. Imperial Reckoning:
The Untold Story of Britain’s
Gulag in Kenya
DT433.577.E45 2005

Fischer, D. Washington’s Cross
ing E263.P4 F575 2004

Hahn, S. A Nation Under Our
Feet E185.2.H15 2003

Oshinsky, D. Polio: An American
Story RC181.U6 O83 2005

Robinson, M. Gilead
PS3568.O3125 G55 2004

National Book Award
Considered one of the highest awards for literature for American Authors, it covers nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and children’s literature. Top prizes are $10,000 for each category.

Birdsall, J. The Penderwicks
PZ7.B51197 Pe 2005

Didion, J. The Year of Magical
Thinking PS3554.I33 Z63 2005

Jones, E. The Known World
PS3560.O4813 K58 2003—a

Newbery Awards
Awarded to the top national best children’s book published in America

Bartoletti, S. Hitler Youth:
Growing up in Hitler’s
Shadow DD253.5.B37 2005

Caldecott Awards

Awarded to the top national best illustrated children’s book published in America

Sidman, J. Song of the Water
Boatman and Other Pond
Poems PS3569.I295 S66

Golden Kite Award
Presented for outstanding children’s writers by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and

Freedman, R. Children of the
Great Depression
HQ792.U5 F738 2005

Jurmain, S. Forbidden
SchoolHouse PZ2317.C73
J87 2005—honor book

Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal

Created in honor of Dr. Seuss.

Rylant, C. Henry Mudge and the Great Grandpas PZ7.R982 Hearmg 2005

Carnegie Medal
Given for outstanding books for children or youth written in English and published in the UK. The Carnegie Medal will celebrate its 70th birthday in 2007.

Chambers, A. Postcards from
No Man’s Land PZ7.C3557
PO 2002

Cooper , H. Pumpkin Soup
PZ7.C78555 Pu 1999

Doherty, B. Dear Nobody
PZ7.D56947 De 1994

Wojciechowski, S. The Christ
mas Miracle of Jonathan
Toomey PZ7.W8183 Ch

Michael L. Prinz Award

A relatively new award, this medal identifies outstanding Young Adult literature

Almond, D. Skellig PZ7.A448 SK1999

Chambers, A. Postcards from No Man’s
Land PZ7.C3557 PO 2002 (Many
books receive more than one award


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