Praxis 0311/5311 Notable Awards/Authors/Illustrators
List of potential awards, authors/illustrators that may be included on the Praxis Series Library Media Specialist Test (0311 or 5311).
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Honors the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Honors the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Given to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.
Honors a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose works best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
Honors the producer of the most outstanding video production for children released during the preceding year.
Honors the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished contribution to the body of American children's literature known as beginning reader books published in the United States during the preceding year.
Odyssey Award for Excellence
Awarded annually to the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.
Honors the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published during the preceding year.
Honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.
Coretta Scott King Book Award
Given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
Schneider Family Book Award
Honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.
Annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the award committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature.
Honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. Administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine.
Freedom to Read Statement
The American Library Association's policy statement on intellectual freedom and censorship. The statement includes seven propositions supporting the publication of a wide variety of viewpoints.
Novelist, poet, academic, literary critic and essayist. Known for fictional work including:
-The Chronicals of Narnia
-The Screwtape Letters
-The Space Trilogy.
Russian-born American author best known for science fiction and popular science books. Has works in 9/10 categories of the DDS. Most popular books include:
-his Foundation series
-the Galactic Empire series
-the Robot series
A skilled fantasy writer who touches our deepest sense of characters and moral order.
Bill Martin Jr.
Simple sentences and natural rhythmic language patterns (melodies) ring out in the stories that help beginning readers learn how to read.
-Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
-Alice in Wonderland
-Through the Looking Glass
Winnie the Pooh
Margaret Brown Wise
Chris Van Allsburg
This author/illustrator gets you to think. He presents something that seems predictable but catches you by surprise when he turns it on end.
-The Polar Express
Superb informational books present straight facts in photo essays or combine facts with riotous humor in the Magic School Bus books.
Tomie De Paola
Wonderful Irish and Italian family stories using strong black line and folk-art style.
-The Art Lesson
Poet and storyteller captures the language and melodies and strong African-American family images in her poetry and prose.
-Honey, I Love
He paints from live models, often African-Americans, in a realistic style using full-color art and well-crafted scenes.
-The Talking Eggs (R. San Souci)
-Mirandy And Brother Wind (P. McKissack)
Sophisticated simplicity describes the art he uses to retell Asian-American folklore.
-Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story From China
-Seven Blind Mice
A superb fantasy writer who grapples with universal concerns in poetic prose.
-The Eyes of the Amaryllis
She probes the theme that everything in our universe is connected and that all things, even the tiniest microbes, matter.
-A Wrinkle In Time
-Ring Of Endless Light
Fantasy writer whose characters face the eternal struggle between darkness and light, between good and evil.
-The Dark Is Rising
-The Grey King
Graphic writer who weaves superb plots and vivid characters into realistic, fanciful, folkloric, and historical settings.
-M.C. Higgins, The Great
A perceptive writer whose characters and dramatic themes live on in our memories.
-Bridge to Terabithia
One of the first African-American authors to win major awards writes about the experience of rural Mississippi in the 1930s.
-Let The Circle Be Unbroken
He draws upon his Mexican-American heritage to create vignettes in poetry and prose.
-A Fire In My Hands
-Living Up The Street
Everything she writes sounds like poetry because the melody of her sentences ring in the ear.
-When I Was Young In The Mountains
Patricia Mac Lachlan
Captures strong human emotions as she weaves historical or contemporary stories.
-Sarah, Plain And Tall
Hans Christian Anderson Award
Given every two years in recognition of a major body of work by a living author and a living illustrator.
Wrote "The Giver", a story about a futuristic society in which members were assigned roles, emotions were chemically controlled, and memory of the past did not exist except in the mind of The Giver, the keeper of memory for the community.
Wrote "Lord of the Flies"
Wrote "City of Ember"
Author/Illustrator known for his unique illustrative style in which he uses torn and cut paper to create intricately detailed pictures.
Caldecott-winning author/illustrator creates wordless, imaginative picture books that capture a dream-like quality.
-The Three Pigs
"The Way Things Work"
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