Book AwardsStateBookAwards

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

BookbinFavorite Authors and Illustrators

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