Iowa has 4 book awards for the various grade levels, sponsored by the Iowa Association of School Librarians. Voting for the books takes place annually in February through March; awards are announced in April.
In addition to Iowa’s state book awards, there are other noteworthy book awards that provide ‘good reads’ to our students.
|Iowa Goldfinch Awards – grades K-2|
|Iowa Children’s Choice Award Books – grades 3-6|
|Iowa Teen Award – grades 6-9|
|Iowa High School Book Award – grades 9-12|
|Caldecott Award Books|
|Newbery Award Books|
|Coretta Scott King Award Books|
There are many beloved authors and illustrators in our reading experiences. Here are a few links to their websites – enjoy the interactive videos, coloring pages, information, characters on these sites!
|Judy Blume||Beverly Cleary|
|Mem Fox||C. S. Lewis|
|JK Rowling||Jan Brett|
|Patricia Polacco||Diane deGroat|
|Marc Brown Studios||Lemony Snicket|
|Mary Pope Osborne|