INTERESTING READING FOR
YOUR CHILD AT HIS OR HER
PRESENT READING LEVEL
Caldecott books are children's
books that have received recognition
for illustrations or artistic talents in a
book; where as, Newbery books are
children's books that have been
recognized for the author's literacy
talents. Visit your local library or
bookstore with your child.
Caldecott Medal for the most
distinguished American picture book for
“Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’
s Most Famous Bear,” illustrated by Sophie
Blackall, is the 2016 Caldecott Medal winner.
The book was written by Lindsay Mattick and
published by Little, Brown and Company, a
division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
Four Caldecott Honor Books also were
named: “Trombone Shorty,” illustrated by
Bryan Collier, written by Troy Andrews and
published by Abrams Books for Young
Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS; “Waiting,”
illustrated and written by Kevin Henkes,
published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint
of HarperCollins Publishers; “Voice of
Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the
Civil Rights Movement,” illustrated by Ekua
Holmes, written by Carole Boston
Weatherford and published by Candlewick
Press; and “Last Stop on Market Street,”
illustrated by Christian Robinson, written by
Matt de le Peña and published by G. P.
Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group
John Newbery Medal for the most
outstanding contribution to children’s literature:
“Last Stop on Market Street,” written by Matt
de la Peña, is the 2016 Newbery Medal
winner. The book is illustrated by Christian
Robinson and published by G. P. Putnam’s
Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC.
Three Newbery Honor Books also were
named: “The War that Saved My Life,”
written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and
published by Dial Books for Young Readers,
an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC;
“Roller Girl,” written and illustrated by Victoria
Jamieson and published by Dial Books for
Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group
(USA) LLC; and “Echo,” written by Pam
Muñoz Ryan and published by Scholastic
Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.
|The following passage is about a
child who has the responsibility of
babysitting a younger sibling. Use
this passage to increase your child's
reading speed, fluency, and rate.
Step 1: Be sure you have a passage or
book at your child's reading level.
You determined the level from the chart at
"Go Back to Where Your Child Is."
Step 2: Count out 100 words.
Step 3: Time your child for one minute.
Let your child practice at his or her own
pace until reading 100 words per minute
(wpm). With practice wpm will increase.
Step 4: Continue these techniques from
reading level to reading level.
|Reading Level 1 Age 6 1st Grade
Amina was gone.
Jaron looked and looked for her.
"Amina!" he called.
"Amina!" Where are you?"
But Amina was not to be found.
"Oh, boy," said Jaron.
"I have to find Amina.
What will I say to Mom and Dad?"
Then Jaron went to Kia's house.
Kia was there.
"Where is Amina?" asked Jaron.
"Is she here?
Did you see her?"
"No," said Kia.
"Isn't she with you?"
"No," said Jaron.
"I don't know where she is.
I got mad at her.
And she ran away.
Where can she be?"
Jaron ran to Inez's house.
"Inez!" he yelled.
"Did you see Amina?
I got mad at her, and she ran away.
I have to find her!"
Google: Caldecott and Newberry
Winners for annual awards