Children's Book Prizes: An Evaluation and History of Major Awards for Children's Books in the English-speaking World

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Ashgate, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 333 pages
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Covering nearly 40 different prizes, the author discusses the history of awards, and presents complete lists of winners for those mentioned. Awards described include well-known prizes such as the Newbery Award and prizes instigated by the corporate community such as the Smarties prize. Also included are discussions of selection criteria and how the prizes are viewed by writers and critics. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Contents

Books and children
9
The Carnegie Medal UK
46
The Caldecott Medal USA
70
The Kate Greenaway Medal UK
90
Choosing the best in the field The Boston GlobeHorn Book Awards
106
Not just pretty pictures awards for illustration
122
Commercial breaks awards sponsored by big business
158
Around the world Englishlanguage childrens book awards
182
What the authors and artists say
257
Some conclusions
273
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