Newbery/Printz Companion: Booktalk and Related Materials for Award Winners and Honor Books / Edition 3

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This guide to the Newbery and Printz awards for children's and young adult literature provides information on each year's winners and honor books and on the awards themselves. For each award-winning book, the guide offers a plot summary, a list of characters and themes, background on the author, incidents for discussions, related books, and ideas for introducing the book to young readers. In this third edition, all entries have been revised and updated as needed." - Reference & Research Book News

"This new edition of The Newbery/Printz Companion once again covers those books honored from award inception to date, adding also a new section on young adult literature. This is the first book to accommodate information on the annual Printz Award, first granted in 2000 and inspired by the work of American librarian, Michael Printz….The Newbery/Printz Companion clearly stands as the essential, comprehensive, and up-to-date guide to excellence in children's and young adult reading. It should have a place in every public and school library as well as academic libraries supporting education and curriculum courses." - American Reference Books Annual

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591583134
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Publication date: 6/30/2006
  • Series: Children's and Young Adult Literature Reference
  • Edition description: 3rd
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.45 (d)

Meet 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.

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Table of Contents


The Newbery Award

Introduction: John Newbery--The Man and the Medal


1922: Hendrik Willem Van Loon, The Story of Mankind

1923: Hugh Lofting,The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

1924: Charles B. Hawes, The Dark Frigate

1925: Charles Finger, Tales from Silver Lands

1926: Arthur Chrisman, Shen of the Sea

1927: Will James, Smokey, the Cowhorse

1928: Dahn Gopal Mukerji, Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon

1929: Eric P. Kelly, The Trumpeter of Krakow


1930: Rachel Field, Hitty: Her First Hundred Years

1931: Elizabeth Coatsworth, The Cat Who Went to Heaven

1932: Laura Armer, Waterless Mountain

1933: Elizabeth Foreman Lewis, Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

1934: Cornelia Meigs, The Story of the Author of "Little Women"

1935: Monica Shannon, Dobry

1936: Carol Ryrie Brink, Caddie Woodlawn

1937: Ruth Sawyer, Roller Skates

1938: Kate Seredy, The White Stag

1939: Elizabeth Enright, Thimble Summer


1940: James Daugherty, Daniel Boone

1941: Armstrong Sperry, Call It Courage

1942: Walter D. Edmonds, The Matchlock Gun

1943: Elizabeth Janet Gray, Adam of the Road

1944: Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain

1945: Robert Lawson, Rabbit Hill

1946: Lois Lenski, Strawberry Girl

1947: Carolyn Bailey, Miss Hickory

1948: William Pene, The Twenty-One Balloons

1949: Marguerite Henry, King of the Wind


1950: Marguerite deAngeli, The Door in the Wall

1951: Elizabeth Yates: Amos Fortune, Free Man

1952: Eleanor Estes, Ginger Pye

1953: Ann Nolan Clark, Secret of the Andes

1954: JosephKrumgold, ...And Now Miguel

1955: Meindert DeJong, The Wheel on the School

1956: Jean Lee Latham, Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

1957: Virginia Sorensen, Miracles on Maple Hill

1958: Harold Keith, Rifles for Watie

1959: Elizabeth George Speare, The Witch of Blackbird Pound


1960: Joseph Krumgold, Onion John

1961: Scott O'Dell, Island of the Blue Dolphins

1962: Elizabeth George Speare, The Bronze Bow

1963: Madeline L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

1964: Emily Neville, It's Like This, Cat

1965: Maia Wojciechowska, Shadow of a Bull

1965: Elizabeth Boraton De Trevino, I, Juan de Pareja

1967: Irene Hunt, Up a Road Slowly

1968: Elaine L. Konigsburg, From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

1969: Lloyd Alexander, The High King


1970: William Armstrong, Sounder

1971: Betsy Byars, Summer of the Swans

1972: Robert C. O'Brien, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

1973: Jean Craighead George, Julie of the Wolves

1974: Paula Fox, The Slave Dancer

1975: Virginia Hamilton, M.C. Higgins, the Great

1976 Susan Cooper, The Grey King

1977: Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of THunder, Hear My Cry

1978: Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia

1979: Ellen Raskin, The Westing Game


1980: Joan W. Blos, A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal 1830-32

1981: Katherine Paterson, Jacob Have I Loved

1982: Nancy Willard, A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers

1983: Cynthia Voigt, Dicey's Song

1984: Beverly Cleary, Dear Mr. Henshaw

1985: Robin McKinley, The Hero and the Crown

1986: Patricia MacLachlan, Sarah, Plain and Tall

1987: Sid Fleischman, The Whipping Boy

1988: Russell Freedman, Lincoln: A Photobiography

1989: Paul Fleischman, A Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices


1990: Lois Lowry, Number the Stars

1991: Jerry Spinelli, Maniac Magee

1992: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Shiloh

1993: Cynthia Rylant, Missing May

1994: Lois Lowry, The Giver

1995: Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons

1996: Karen Cushman, The Midwife's Apprentice

1997: Elaine L. Konigsburg, The View from Saturday

1998: Karen Hesse, Out of the Dust

1999: Louis Sachar, Holes


2000: Christopher Paul Curtis, Bud, Not Buddy

2001: Richard Peck, A Year Down Yonder

2002: Linda Sue Park, A Single Shard

2003: Avi, Crispin: The Cross of Lead

2004: Du Canukki, The Tale of Desperaux

2005: Cynthia Kadohata, Kira-Kira


:Part II: The Michael L. Printz Award

Introduction: Michael L. Printz: The Man and the Award


2000: Walter Dean Myers, Monster

2001: David Almond, Kit's Wilderness

2002: An Na, A Step from Heaven

2003: Aidan Chambers, Postcards from No Man's Land

2004: Angela Johnson, The First Part Last

2005: Meg Rosoff, How I Live Now



Selected Web sites on Children's Literature, Awards, and Authors


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