Don't delay- Submit your tally sheets!-deadline 1/1/10
The Garden State Children's Book Award Committee would like to encourage New Jersey school and public libraries to make the children's votes count!
For the official tally sheet and ballot for the 2010 Award Winners, as well as information on where to send your library's winning results, please see the following link on the NJLA website: http://njla.pbworks.com/f/gscbaballot10.pdf
If your library has set up a display and ballot box for the 2010 nominees, please tally up the three most popular titles in each of the four categories (Easy Reader, Easy Reader Series, Fiction and Non-Fiction) and send your library's winning results to the committee by Friday, January 1, 2010.
If your library has not set up a display and ballot box for the 2010 nominees, your library can still participate by using your library's circulation statistics to determine the three most popular titles in each of the four categories and send your library's winning results to the committee by Friday, January 1, 2010.
For information on the Garden State Children's Book Award, the 2010 Ballot and Past Winners, please see the following links on the NJLA website:
The Garden State Children's Book Awards were established in 1977 to honor books for younger readers. The Children's Services Section (CSS) of the New Jersey Library Association felt that books for the early and middle grades seldom received proper recognition. Yet it is at this age, more than any other, that the potential reader needs to be encouraged, stimulated and captivated by the printed work and good illustration.
The winners are chosen by a committee of the Children's Services Section of the New Jersey Library Association on the basis of literary merit and popularity with readers. The awards are given to both author and illustrator in four categories: "Easy to Read" as specifically designated by the publisher, "Easy to Read Series", Fiction and Non-fiction for younger children in grades 2-5. Because children vote for their favorite books, the committee works with titles published three years before the award.
If your library did create a display of the 2010 GSCBA nominees and would like to share pictures of it with us, or if you have any questions, please email us at GSCBACom@gmail.com.