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Garden State Children's Book Awards

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Garden State Children's Book Awards

 

2014 GSCBA Winners  

2015 GSCBA Ballot (includes list of nominated books)

2015 nominated books cover images

2015 nominated books cover images PDF

2015 nominated books booktalks

2015 nominated books booktalks PDF

2015 nominated books annotations

2015 nominated books annotations PDF

GSCBA Past Winners

GSCBA graphics

 

Lesson Plan Materials

 

 GSCBA Nonfiction Lesson

large size nonfiction book covers - 2015 nominees

Large size nonfiction book covers - 2015 PDF

GSCBA Easy Reader Lesson

Fiction - Book Review Lesson

2014 ER Powerpoint

 

2015 Nominated books Lexile Levelled

Lexile Levels for 2015 Nominated books

 

2013 ER Powerpoint

 

 

 

Garden State Children's Book Award Committee

To contact the committee you can send an email to GSCBACom@gmail.com.

 

The Garden State Children's Book Awards were established in 1977 to honor books for younger readers. The Children's Services Section (CSS) of the New Jersey Library Association felt that books for the early and middle grades seldom received proper recognition. Yet it is at this age, more than any other, that the potential reader needs to be encouraged, stimulated and captivated by the printed work and good illustration.

 

The winners are chosen by a committee of the Children's Services Section of the New Jersey Library Association on the basis of literary merit and popularity with readers. The awards are given to both author and illustrator in four categories: "Easy to Read" as specifically designated by the publisher, "Easy to Read Series", Fiction and Non-fiction for younger children in grades 2-5. Because children vote for their favorite books, the committee works with titles published three years before the award.

 

A volunteer committee of CSS members meets three times a year to draw up a ballot. Eligible books are American hardcover titles. Reprints, re-issues and newly illustrated versions of older titles are not considered. The ballot is examined for literary merit and appeal to readers. A list of up to 20 books in each category is selected and distributed to New Jersey school and public libraries for voting by children.

 

The committee then meets to tabulate results and to write original citations for all winning authors and illustrators. Presentation of the awards is made at the Spring Conference of NJLA.

 

The Garden State Children's Book Award Committee wishes to thank the children of New Jersey for their participation and to thank all those schools and public libraries across the state who with their support have made this award happen.

 

The committee has created a tip sheet with ideas for promoting the awards in your library.

 

 

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