Looking for great books for the little ones in your life? The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has just launched their Book & Media Awards Shelf, a one-stop shop for finding world-class content for youth.
The website lists almost 2,000 titles that have won ALSC awards over the past century. Each year, the organization’s expert librarians select the very best of children’s literature and media to win honors like the Newbery and Caldecott Medals.
Selections include content for kids aged 0 to 14, reflecting a diverse array of authors, styles, and themes. Book & Media Awards Shelf database lets you filter by genre, format, release date, and more, so that families and educators can find exactly what they’re looking for.
Families have so many children’s books to choose from, and the Book & Media Awards Shelf is a great tool for finding the best options. When you click on a title, the database suggests other award-winning selections in similar genres, helping you find new recommendations based on your old favorites.
Plus, the site doesn’t just have books: it also lists award-winning websites, apps, and more. With kids spending so much time on screens during the pandemic, librarians are an amazing resource for identifying high-quality digital content that educates as well as entertains.