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04/01/2014  

Records are: 10,622 (I have read 2,749). Number of awards is 114.

Updated: Phoenix Award/Honor (PhA/PhH); Lee Bennett Hopkins Award/Honor (LBHA/LBHH); Claudia Lewis Award (Lewis); Josette Frank Award (JFA); Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (FSSA); Guardian Award for Children's Fiction (GuardA); Spur Award (Spur)

Records without summaries: 1,350

03/03/2014  

Records are: 10,617 (I have read 2,749). Number of awards is 114.

Added: Governor General Finalist (GGF); Society of School Librarians International Award/Honor (SSLI/SSLH);

Records without summaries: 1,343

02/03/2014  

Records are: 10,534 (I have read 2,749). Number of awards is 113.

Updated: ALA Best Fiction for (BFYA); ALA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults (TFYA); Governor General's Literary Awards for Children's Text and Children's Illustration (GG); Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction (GBHF); Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award (MBP); Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction (NFA); National Book Award for Young People's Literature (NBA/NBH); TD Canadian Children's Literature Award (TDC); Phoenix Award/Honor (PhA/PhH); ALA Notable Books for Children (ALAN); Hornbook Fanfare (HBF); Charlotte Zolotow Award/Honor (CZA/CZH); Gryphon Award/Honor (GryA/GryH); Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction (SODA). Added: 2013 NPR Book Conciege (NPR)

Records without summaries: 1,313

01/27/2014  

Records are: 10,285 (I have read 2,749). Number of awards is 112.

Updated: Newbery Medal and Honor books (NM/NH); Caldecott Medal and Honor books (CM/CH); Coretta Scot King Award/Honor books (CSKA/CSKH); Michael L. Printz Award/Honor (MLPA/MLPH); Mildred L. Batchelder Award/Honor (MLBA/MLBH); Pura Belpre Award/Honor (PBA/PBH); Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award/Honor (SIBA/SIBH); Stonewall Book Award/Honor (StoneA/StoneH); Theodor Seuss Geisel Award/Honor (TSGA/TSGH); YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults (YAENA/YAENF); Sydney Taylor Award/Honor (STA/STH)

Records without summaries: 1,111

01/14/2014  

Records are: 10,234 (I have read 2,749). Number of awards is 112.

Updated: Australian Children's Book of the Year Awards (ACBA); Eve Pownall Award/Honor (EPA/EPH); Prime Minster's Literary Awards (PMLA);Esther Geln Award (EGA); Russell Clark Award (RCA); American Institute of Physics (AIP); Aesop Prize (Aesop); Added: Australian Children's Book of the Year Honours 2013 (ACBH)

Records without summaries: 1,170

11/04/2013  

Records are: 10,225 (I have read 2,735). Number of awards is 112.

Updated: New York Times Best Illustrated 2013 (NYTBI)

Records without summaries: 1,114

08/08/2013  

Records are: 10,225 (I have read 2,735). Number of awards is 112.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records. Best Books for Babies 2011-2013 (BBB)

Records without summaries: 1,114

08/01/2013  

Records are: 10,199 (I have read 2,711). Number of awards is 112.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records.

Records without summaries: 1,095

07/23/2013  

Records are: 10,198 (I have read 2,709). Number of awards is 112.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records. Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award (EBWA )

Records without summaries: 1,124

07/18/2013  

Records are: 10,198 (I have read 2,687). Number of awards is 112.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records. Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards for Children's Literature (MFA)

Records without summaries: 1,159

07/11/2013  

Records are: 10,197 (I have read 2,670). Number of awards is 112.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records.

Records without summaries: 1,206

07/03/2013  

Records are: 10,197 (I have read 2,664). Number of awards is 112.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records.

Records without summaries: 1,241

06/27/2013  

Records are: 10,197 (I have read 2,640). Number of awards is 112.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records. Carnegie Medal (CarM), Kate Greenaway Medal (KGM), Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards/Honors (BGHBA/BGHBH)

Records without summaries: 1,282

06/25/2013  

Records are: 10,194 (I have read 2,638). Number of awards is 112.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records.

Records without summaries: 1,303

06/13/2013  

Records are: 10,167 (I have read 2,630). Number of awards is 112.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records.

Records without summaries: 1,358

06/07/2013  

Records are: 10,165 (I have read 2,612). Number of awards is 112.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records. Americas Book Award 2013 (AmBA)

Records without summaries: 1,390

06/04/2013  

Records are: 10,168 (I have read 2,606). Number of awards is 112.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records. Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2013 (NSSTB).

Records without summaries: 1,432

05/31/2013  

Records are: 10,123 (I have read 2,587). Number of awards is 112.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records. 2013 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award (RSA); 2013 Sid Fleischman Humor Award (SFHA)

Records without summaries: 1,456

05/24/2013  

Records are: 10,127 (I have read 2,576). Number of awards is 112.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records.

Records without summaries: 1,519

05/21/2013  

Records are: 10,128 (I have read 2,560). Number of awards is 112.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records. 2013 Ethel Turner Prize (ETA), Aurealis Award 2012; 2013 Patricia Wrightson Prize ( PWP), 2013 CBI Book of the Year Award/Honor (CBIA/CBIH)

Records without summaries: 1,591

05/14/2013  

Records are: 10,120 (I have read 2,544). Number of awards is 112.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records.

Records without summaries: 1,640

05/08/2013  

Records are: 10,121 (I have read 2,524). Number of awards is 112.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records. Children's Literature Assembly Notable Books in the English Language Arts (BELA) 2013.

Records without summaries: 1,690

05/06/2013  

Records are: 10,110 (I have read 2,523). Number of awards is 112.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records. Edgar Allen Poe Juvenile Award (EAPJA) and Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Award (EAPYA)

Records without summaries: 1,694

05/03/2013  

Records are: 10,110 (I have read 2,523). Number of awards is 112.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records. Added: Elizabeth Burr / Worzalla Award (EBWA)

Records without summaries: 1,694

05/01/2013  

Records are: 10,103 (I have read 2,513). Number of awards is 111.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records. The Jane Addams Book Award/Honor (JABA/JABH) and the William Allen White Children's Book Award (WAWA). Added: Aesop Prize (Aesop) and the Children's Africana Book Awards (CABA/CABH).

Records without summaries: 1,716

04/26/2013  

Records are: 10,045 (I have read 2,492). Number of awards is 108.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records.

Records without summaries: 1,723

04/24/2013  

Records are: 10,050 (I have read 2,492). Number of awards is 108.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records.

Records without summaries: 1,896

04/22/2013  

Records are: 10,050 (I have read 2,492). Number of awards is 108.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records. Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award 2012-2013 (TVSB); John and Patricia Beatty Award 2013 (JBA).

Records without summaries: 1,896

04/16/2013  

Records are: 10,051 (I have read 2,492). Number of awards is 108.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records.

Records without summaries: 1,954

04/15/2013  

Records are: 10,052 (I have read 2,491). Number of awards is 108.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records. Updated 2013 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award; 2013 CLA Book of the Year for Children; 2013 CLA Young Adult Book Award Winner; 2013 Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (FSSA); 2013 Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Books Award (TRA).

Records without summaries: 1,981

04/12/2013  

Records are: 10,051 (I have read 2,490). Number of awards is 108.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records.  Finished the NSSTB 2012 and added the recently announced Christopher Awards.

Records without summaries: 1,993

04/11/2013  

Records are: 10,098 (I have read 2,492). Number of awards is 108.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records.  Added almost all NSSTB 2012.

Records without summaries: 2,004

04/09/2013  

Records are: 10,003 (I have read 2,492). Number of awards is 108.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records.  

Records without summaries: 2,042

04/08/2013  

Records are: 10,003 (I have read 2,493). Number of awards is 108.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records.  

Records without summaries: 2,060

04/04/2013  

Records are: 10,004 (I have read 2,493). Number of awards is 108.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records.  

Records without summaries: 2,068

04/03/2013  

Records are: 10,004 (I have read 2,491). Number of awards is 108.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records. Updated the Horace Mann Upstanders Award. Honor not on Web page. Updated the Giverny Book Award  

Records without summaries: 2,077

04/02/2013  

Records are: 10,003 (I have read 2,490). Number of awards is 108.

Updated: Minor corrections and additions to the records.

Records without summaries: 2,097

03/27/2013  

Records are: 10,003 (I have read 2,489). Number of awards is 108.

Added: new award, the Spur Award (Spur)

Records without summaries: 2,139

03/22/2013  

Records are: 9,932 (I have read 2,489). Number of awards is 107.

Updated: Everything! Everything that could be updated was updated. Added: The Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award (TSVB)

Records without summaries: 2,095

04/09/2012  

Records are: 9,544 (I have read 2,489). Number of awards is 106.

Updated: Beatty Award (JPA)

Records without summaries: 1,787

04/03/2012  

Records are: 9,544 (I have read 2,489). Number of awards is 106.

Clean up and filling in the recent records more fully. It will take time.

Records without summaries: 1,787

03/29/2012  

Records are: 9,612 (I have read 2,489). Number of awards is 106.

Updated: New York Times Best Illustrated (NYTBI); TD Canadian Children's Literature Award (TDC); National Book Award for Young People's Literature/honors (NBA/NBH); Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction (NFA); Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award (MBP); Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction (GBHF); Governor General's Literary Award (GG); Booktrust Teenage Prize (BTP--no award for 2011); Russell Clark Award (RCA); Esther Glen Award (EGA); Prime Minister Literary Awards (PMLA); Sid Fleischman Humor Award (SFHA); Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature (MFA); Boston Globe-Horn Book Award/Honor (BGHBA/BGHBH); Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award (TRA); Kate Greenaway Medal (KGM); RSA (Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award); Carnegie Medal (CarM)

Added: Society of School Librarians International Honor (SSLH); CBI Book of the Year Awards (CBIA/CBIH)

That's it. It's as updated as I can make it. Sorry for the delay. --LB

Records without summaries: 1,864

03/28/2012  

Records are: 9,237 (I have read 2,489). Number of awards is 103.

Updated: Outstanding International Book List (OIB); Outstanding Science Trade Book (OSTB); Josette Frank Award (JFA); Notable Books of the English Language Arts (BELA); Giverny Book Award (GBA); Horace Mann Upstanders Award (HMUA); Orbis Pictus Award/Honor (OPA/OPH); William Allen White Children's Book Award (WAWA); CLA Book of the Year for Children (CLABYC); John and Patricia Beatty Award (JBA); CLA Young Adult Canadian Book Award (CLABYA); Bisto Book of the Year (Bisto); American Indian Youth Literature Award/Honor (AIYL/AIYH); Notable Social Studies Trade Books (NSSTB); Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction (SODA); Society of School Librarians International (SSLI)

Added: American Indian Youth Literature Honor (AIYH)

Records without summaries: 1,489

03/27/2012  

Records are: 9,062 (I have read 2,489). Number of awards is 102.

Updated: ALA Notable Books for Children (ALAN); ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA); ALA Caldecot Medal/Honor (CM/CH); Costa Book Award (Costa); ALA Coretta Scott King Award/Honor (CSKA/CSKH); Horn Book Fanfare (HBF); Charlotte Zolotow Award/Honor (CZA/CZH); ALA Michael L. Printz Award/Honor (MLPA/MLPH); ALA Pura Belpre Award/Honor (PBA/PBH); Robert F. Sibert Award/Honor (SIBA/SIBH); Sydney Taylor Award/Honor (STA/STH); Stonewall Children & Young Adult Literature Award/Honor (StoneA/StoneH); ALA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults (TFYA); Theodore Seuss Geisel Award/Honor (TSGA/TSGH); YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award/Finalists (YAENA/YAENF); Gryphon Award/Honor (GryA/GryH); Phoenix Award/Honor (PhA/PhH); Lee Bennett Hopkins Award/Honor (LBHA/LBHH); Christopher Award, Books for Young People (ChrisA); Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (FSSA); Claudia Lewis Award (Lewis).

Records without summaries is: 1,314

03/16/2012  

Records are: 8,815 (I have read 2,489). Number of awards is 102. Updated: Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Medal (AFGH); American Indian Youth Literature Award (AIYL); American Institute of Physics (AIP); Americas Book Award (AmBA); Aurealis Award (Aurealis); Australian Children's Book of the Year Awards (ACBA); Eva Pownall Award/Honor (EPA/EPH); Newbery Medal and Honor (NM/NH); Mildred L. Batcheldor Award and Honor (MLBA/MLBH).

5/02/2011  

Records are: 8,786 (I have read 2,489). Number of awards is 102. Updated: Gryphon Award/Honors (GryA/GryH); Outstanding International Books (OIB); Phoenix Award/Honor (PhA/PhH); Outstanding Science Trade Books (OSTB); Lee Bennett Hopkins Award/Honor (LBHA/LBHH); Christopher Award (ChrisA); Flora Steiglitz Straus Award (FSSA); Claudia Lewis Award (Lewis); Josette Frank Award (JFA); Guardian Award for Children's Fiction (GuardA); Notable Books of the English Language Arts (BELA); Giverny Book Award (GBA); Golden Kite Award/Honor (GKA/GKH); Jane Addams Book Award/Honor (JABA/ JABH); Horace Mann Upstanders Award/Honor (HMUA/HMUH); Orbis Pictus Award/Honor (OPA/OPH); Carter G. Woodson Award/Honor (CGWA/Honor).

Records without summaries is: 1,103

4/29/2011   Records are: 8,696 (I have read 2,489). Number of awards is 102. Added: Sydney Taylor Honor (STH) books. Updated: Costa Award (Costa); Horn Book Fanfare (HBF); Charlotte Zolotow Award/Honor (CZA/CZH); Sydney Taylor Award (STA).
4/08/2011   Records are: 8,602 (I have read 2,489). Number of awards is 101. Added: BBYA (ALA Best Books for Young Adults) is defunct. In its place is now BFYA (ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults). TBYA (ALA Ten Best Books for Young Adults) is defunct. In its place is now TFYA (ALA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults).
1/12/2011   Records are: 8,481 (I have read 2,489). Number of awards is 99. Updated: Newbery Medal (NM); Caldecott Medal (CM); Michael L. Printz Award (MLPA); Michael L. Printz Honor (MLPH); Coretta Scott King Award (CSKA); Coretta Scott King Honor (CSKH); Mildred L. Batchelder Award (MLBA); Mildred L. Batchelder Honor (MLBH); Pura Belpre Award (PBA); Pura Belpre Honor (PBH); Robert F. Sibert Award (SIBA); Robert F. Sibert Honor (SIBH). Added: YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award (YAENA); YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalists (YAENF); Stonewall Children & Young Adult Literature Award (StoneA); Stonewall Children & Young Adult Literature Honor (StoneH)

Records without summaries is: 791

12/08/2010  

Records are: 8,441. (I have read 2,486.) Number of awards is 95. Added Canadian Awards: Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People (GBHF); Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award (MBP); Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction (NFA); TD Canadian Children's Literature Award (TDC). Updated: Governor General's Literary Award; National Book Award/Honor (NBA/NBH)

Records without summaries is: 775

11/15/2010  

Records are: 8,406. (I have read 2,486.) Number of awards is 91. Updated: New York Times Best Illustrated (NYTBI); Sid Fleischman Humor Award (SFHA); Prime Minister's Literary Awards (PMLA); Esther Glen Award (EGA); Russellel Clark Award (RCA); American Insitute of Physics (AIP); Booktrust Teenage Prize (BTP); Society of School Librarians International (SSLI).

Records without summaries is: 740

09/17/2010  

Records are: 8,384. (I have read 2,486.) Number of awards is 91. Added a new genre to the list: autobiography. It's not that the genre is new, but they've hit a critical mass. I was quite surprise to find so many autobiographies in the database. Hope it helps, everyone.

Records without summaries is: 729

08/23/2010  

Records are: 8,384. (I have read 2,486.) Number of awards is 91. Updated: Australian Children's Book of the Year Awards (ACBA); Eve Pownall Award for Information Books Award and Honor (EPA & EPH).

Records without summaries is: 729

07/22/2010  

Records are: 8,374. (I have read 2,486.) Number of awards is 91. Updated: Notable Social Studies Trade books (NSSTB); Americas Award (AmBA); Carnegie Medal (CarM); Kate Greenaway Medal (KGM); Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (BGHBA); Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor (BGHBH); Mythopoeic Award (MFA) Added: Prime Minister's Literary Award (PMLA); Best Books for Babies (BBB) group award from the Center for Early Literacy.

Records without summaries is: 729

06/12/2010  

Records are: 8,140. (I have read 2,447.) Number of awards is 89. Updated: Patricia Wrightson Prize (PWP); Ethel Turner Prize (ETP); Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award winners (RSA).

Records without summaries is: 711

06/09/2010  

Records are: 8,136. (I have read 2,447.) Number of awards is 89. Updated: Outstanding International Book List now back to 2006. ALA's Best Books for Young Adults now goes back to the 1992 award.

Records without summaries is: 711

05/26/2010  

Records are: 8,095. (I have read 2,445.) Number of awards is 89. Updated: Bisto Book of the Year (Bisto).

Records without summaries is: 723

05/14/2010  

Records are: 8,091. (I have read 2,445.) Number of awards is 89. Updated: Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Illustrator's Medal (AFHG), Canadian Library Association Young Adult Canadian Book Award (CLABYA), Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award for Children (CLABYC).

Records without summaries is: 728

04/30/2010  

Records are: 8,037. (I have read 2,438.) Number of awards is 89. Updated: Aurealis Award (Aurealis); Edgar Allen Poe award (EAPJA & EAPYA)s; Notable Books in the English Language Arts (BELA).

Records without summaries is: 748

04/29/2010  

Records are: 7,997. (I have read 2,438.) Number of awards is 89. Updated: Jane Addams Book Award and Honor; Giverny Book Award, Golden Kite Award, William Allen White awards, Carter G. Woodson; Tomas Rivera Award

Records without summaries is: 739

04/26/2010  

Records are: 7,995. ( I have read 2,438.) Number of awards is 89. Updates and corrections

Records without summaries is: 747

04/18/2010  

Records are: 7,995. ( I have read 2,438.) Number of awards is 89. Added: Horace Mann Upstanders Book Awards and Honors Updated: Notable Social Studies Trade Book Award for 2009.

Records without summaries is: 769

04/14/2010  

Records are: 7,950. ( I have read 2,438.) Number of awards is 87. Updated Edgar Allen juvenile and young adult award, the Guardian Award, Phoenix Award, the Christopher Awards, and the John and Patricia Beatty Award.

Records without summaries is: 744

03/01/2010  

Records are: 7,907 ( I have read 2,438) Number of awards is 87. Updated Outstanding Science Trade Books.

Records without summaries is: 715

02/26/2010  

Records are: 7,888 (I have read 2,427) Number of awards is 87. Added: Outstanding International Book List 2006-2010. Booktrust Teenage Prize. Updated: Horn Book Fanfare; Mildred L. Batchelder Award and Honor; Michael L. Printz Award and Honor; Pura Belpre Award and Honor; Sydney Taylor Awards; Theodore Seuss Geisel Award and Honor; Gryphon Award and Honor; Phoenix Award (not honor yet); Russell Clark Award; National Book Award and Honor for Young People's Literature; Lee Bennett Hopkins Award and Honor; Claudia Lewis Award; Golden Kite Award and Honor; Jane Addams Book Award and Honor; Orbis Pictus Award and Honor; William Allen White Award; Governor General's Literary Award; John and Patricia Beatty Award; Ruth and Sylvia Swartz Award; Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award; Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction; Society of School Librarians International; New York Times Best Illustrated; Sid Fleischman Humor Award; Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature.

Records without summaries is: 690

02/25/2010  

Records are: 7,760 (I have read 2,427) Number of awards is 85. Updated: Coretta Scott King Award and Honor (CSKA/CSKH); Costa Book Award (Costa); Charlotte Zolotow Award and Honor (CZA/CZH); Esther Glen Award (EGA); Eva Pownall Award and Honor (EPA/EPH); Ethel Turner Prize (ETP); Patricia Wrightson Prize (PWP); Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (FSSA); Josette Frank Award (JFA); Giverny Book Award (GBA); Guardian Award for Children's Fiction (GuardA).

Records without summaries is: 636

02/24/2010  

Records are: 7,725 (I have read 2,427) Number of awards: 85. Added a new award, the Aurealis Award from Australia. It has adult awards, but I have added the ones for children and young adults. Updated: ALA Notable Books for Children (ALAN); Americas Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature (AmBA); ALA Best Books for Young Adults (BBYA); Notable Books of the English Language Arts (BELA); Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and Honors (BGHBA & BGHBH); Bisto (Bisto); Carnegie Medal (CarM); Carter G. Woodson Award and Honor (CGWA & CGWH); Canada Library Association Young Adult Canadian Book Award (CLABYA); Canada Library Association Book of the Year Award for Children (CLABYC); Kate Greenaway Medal (KGM); ALA Ten Best Books for Young Adults (TBYA).

Records without summaries is: 541.

02/23/2010  

Records are: 7,562 (I have read 2,427) Number of awards: 84. Updated Australia Children's Book of the Year Award (ACBA); Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Illustrator Award (AFGH); American Institutes of Physicsl Science Writing Award, Children (AIP); American Indian Yourth Literature Award (AIYL); Caldecott Medalist (CM); Caldecott Honor (CH); Newbery Medalist (NM); Newbery Honor (NH); Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award (SIBA); Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor (SIBH).

Records without summaries is: 541.

02/26/2009  

Records are: 7,477 (I have read 2,393) Number of awards: 84. Updated the Outstanding Science Trade Paperbacks 2009 (OSTB)

Records without summaries is: 572.

02/16/2009  

Records are: 7,439 (I have read 2,393) Number of awards: 84. Added the Lee Bennett Hopkins award for poetry in children's literature, and the honor books. Also made some corrections to the verse novels titles. Had a few marked as chapter books. Let me know if you catch me in a mistake. :-)

Records without summaries is: 535.

02/04/2009  

Records are: 7,421 (I have read 2,393) Number of awards: 82. Updated: Gryphon Award and honor books, Phoenix Award and honor book; Horn Book Fanfare

Records without summaries is: 516.

01/29/2009  

Records are: 7,413 (I have read 2,391 Number of awards: 82. Updated the ALA Notable Books for Children and the ALA Best Books for Young Adults, and the ALA Ten Best Books for Young Adults

Records without summaries is: 525.

01/28/2009  

Records are: 7,311 (I have read 2,391 Number of awards: 82. Updated the Caldecott, Costa, Coretta Scott King, Charlotte Zolotow, Mildred L. Batchelder, Michael Printz, Newbery, Sibert, Sydney Taylor. Added the format verse novel. I don't know if this is a format; is it a genre?

Records without summaries is: 438.

01/27/2009  

Records are: 7,254 (I have read 2,389) Number of awards: 82. Updated the Caldecott, Costa, Coretta Scott King, Charlotte Zolotow, Mildred L. Batchelder, Michael Printz, Newbery, Sibert, Sydney Taylor. Added the format verse novel. I don't know if this is a format; is it a genre?

Records without summaries is: 423.

01/23/2009  

Records are: 7,218 (I have read 2,379) Number of awards: 82. Updated the Carter G. Woodson Award (CGWA/CGWH), Ethel Turner Award (ETA), Patricia Wrightson Prize (PWP), Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (BGHBA/BGHBH), Australian Children's Book of the Year Awards (ACBA), Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature (MFA), Eve Pownall Award (EPA/EPH), Esther Glen Award (EGA), Russell Clark Award (RCA), Governor General's Literary Award (GG), National Book Award for Young People's Literature (NBA/NBH), New York Times Best Illustrated (NYTBI), Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction (SODA)

Think I'm getting ready for the ALA awards? You're right. :-)

Records without summaries is: 400.

01/16/2009  

Records are: 7,161 (I have read 2,378) Number of awards: 82. Added the Josette Frank Award (JFA), the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (FSSA), Claudia Lewis Award (Lewis). Updated or confirmed Carnegie Medal, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, Kate Greenaway Medal, Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award.

Records without summaries is: 354.

05/15/2008  

Records are: 7,107 (I have read: 2,366) Number of awards: 79. Added the ALA-affiliated American Indian Youth Literature Award (AIYL).

Records without summaries is: 302.

05/02/2008  

Records are: 7,106 (I have read 2,364) Number of awards: 78. Updated Edgar Allan Poe Juvenile and Edgar Allan Poe Young Adult, John and Patricia Beatty Award, Americas Book Award.

Records without summaries is: 471.

05/01/2008  

Records are: 7,103 (I have read 2,364) Number of awards: 78. Updated Phoenix, Christopher, Guardian, Outstanding Science Trade, Book Sense, Notable Books of the English Language Arts, Giverny, Golden Kite, Jane Addams, Orbis Pictus, William Allen White, Canadian Library Association's Book of the Year for Children, Canadian Library Association's Book of the Year for Young Adults, CLA's Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon

Records without summaries is: 472.

02/12/2008  

Records are: 7,037 (I have read 2,359) Number of awards: 78. Updated Smarties, Scott O'Dell, Esther Glen Award, Russell Clark Award, American Institute of Physics, ALA Notables, Best Books for Young Adults, Ten Best Books for Young Adults, Costa, Sydney Taylor Award, Charlotte Zolotow Award/Honor, Gryphon Award/Honor.

Records without summaries is: 648.

02/11/2008  

Records are: 6,935 (I have read 2,356) Number of awards: 78. Updated Newbery, Caldecott, Sibert, Geisel, Batchelder, Belpre, Coretta Scott King, Horn Book Fanfaire, and Printz--awards and honors for all.

Records without summaries is: 547.

10/15/2007  

Records are: 6,797 (I have read 2,338) Number of awards: 78. Updated the Australian Children's Book of the Year award, the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, Carnegie Medal, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, Kate Greenaway Medal, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and honors, Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, Sid Fleischman Humor Award.

Records without summaries is 479.

5/28/2007  

Records are: 6,783 (I have read 2,295) Number of awards: 78. Updated the Patricia Wrightson Prize and the Ethel Turner Award.

Records without summaries is 487.

5/22/2007  

Records are: 6,783 (I have read 2,290) Number of awards: 78. Updated the Bisto and the Americas Book Award.

Records without summaries is 498.

5/11/2007  

Records are: 6,780 (I have read 2,276) Number of awards: 78. Finished adding the Hornbook Fanfare back to 1990. May do more, but not too soon.

Records without summaries is 549.

5/10/2007  

Records are: 6,753 (I have read 2,267) Number of awards: 78. Working on adding the Hornbook Fanfare before 2003, but haven't finished. Added the Americas Book Award.

Records without summaries is 573.

5/9/2007  

Records are: 6,746 (I have read 2,253.) Number of awards: 77. Working on adding the Hornbook Fanfare before 2003, but haven't finished.

Records without summaries is 577.

5/2/2007  

Records are: 6,654 (I have read 2,244.) Number of awards: 77.

Records without summaries is 591.

5/1/2007  

Records are: 6,660 (I have read 2,242.) Number of awards: 77. Updated Christopher Awards, ABA Book Sense Book of the Year, Notable Books of the English Language Arts, Giverny Book Award, Golden Kite Award/Honor, Jane Addams Book Award/Honor, Orbis Pictus Award/Honor, William Allen White Children's Book Award, Edgar Allan Poe Juvenile Award, Edgar Allan Poe Young Adult Award, CLA Book of the Year for Children, CLA Young Adult Canadian Book Award, John and Patricia Beatty Award, and CLA Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon.

Records without summaries is 685.

4/30/2007  

Records are: 6,633 (I have read 2,242.) Number of awards: 77.

Records without summaries is 665.

4/13/2007  

Records are: 6,633 (I have read 2,226.) Number of awards: 77.

Records without summaries is 668.

3/23/2007  

Records are: 6,630 (I have read 2,209.) Number of awards: 77.

Records without summaries is 672.

3/9/2007  

Updated a few awards. See the Calendar of Awards for which.
Records are: 6,629 (I have read 2,189.) Number of awards: 77.

Records without summaries is 573.

3/5/2007  

Records are: 6,601 (I have read 2,180.) Number of awards: 77.

Records without summaries is 574.

2/16/2007  

Records are: 6,601 (I have read 2,161.) Number of awards: 77.

Added the BBYA 1993. Updated the Phoenix Award and Honor for 2007.
Records without summaries is 574.

2/14/2007  

Records are: 6,513 (I have read 2,154). Number of awards: 77.

Added the BBYA 1994. Doing a little clean-up for awards I missed adding last year (Who knows how.) Added the Phoenix Honor from 2006. Added Smarties from 2006, announced in December 2006. Charlotte Zolotow 2007, announced in January. Christopher 2002 was missing. Now it's in.
Records without summaries is 525.

2/12/2007  

Records are: 6,449 (I have read 2,151). Number of awards: 77.

2/8/2007  

Records are: 6,449 (I have read 2,130). Number of awards: 77.

2/7/2007  

Records are: 6,449 (I have read 2,126). Number of awards: 77.

Added the Gryphon Award and Honor books.

2/6/2007  

Records are: 6,443 (I have read 2,126). Number of awards: 75.

Updated a few more awards.

2/5/2007  

Records are: 6,441 (I have read 2,126). Number of awards: 75.

Updated the Notable Social Studies Trade Books 2005 and 2006. All awards are current to the best of my ability and I am working on summaries for all of them.

2/1/2007  

Records are: 6,283 (I have read 2,118). Number of awards: 75.

Finished added the ALAN 2007. Added a new award, the Notable Books of the English Language Arts from 1997-2006.

1/29/2007  

Records are: 6,046 (I have read 2,111). Number of awards: 74.

Still adding the ALAN 2007.

1/24/2007  

Records are: 6,038 (I have read 2,106). Number of awards: 74. Hitting the magic and entirely arbitrary number of ten, four (4) ethnicities/nationalities have been added to the corresponding drop-down menu: Danish, Korean, Scottish, and Welsh. Others are indexed, and can be found on a keyword search, but are not in the drop-down menu. Added "reference" as a genre option. In the setting drop-down menu, added Antarctica, India, Germany, Poland, Greece, Ireland, and Italy.

In the process of adding the ALAN 2007.

1/22/2007   Records are: 6,012 (I have read 2,096). Number of awards: 74. Updated the ALA awards, which were announced today in Seattle. These include the Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Mildred L. Batchelder, Michael L. Printz, Robert F. Sibert, Theodore Seuss Geisel.
1/19/2007   Records are: 5,969 (I have read 2,096). Number of awards: 74. Added the Costa Book Award, previously called the Whitbread, now defunct.
12/15/2006   Records are: 5,969 (I have read 2,096). Number of awards: 73. Found some duplicates and removed some blank records. There are eight (8) graphic novels in the database. Who knew?
12/13/2006   Records are: 5,984 (I have read 2,094). Number of awards: 73. Updated a few awards and have made a few minor corrections.
11/6/2006   Records are: 5,972 (I have read 2,038). Number of awards: 73. Added a new option to the format drop-down menu -- "Graphic Novel." There are only 4 in the db, but I expect it to grow. And it might be something people would want to know.
11/2/2006   Records are: 5,972 (I have read 2,038). Number of awards: 73. Have been updating information in records and adding more summaries.
10/20/06   Records are: 5,972 (I have read 2,029). Number of awards: 73. Added quite a few summaries that were lacking, making the queries more effective for the user. Continuing to work on this.
09/25/06   Number of awards: 73. Added the John and Patricia Beatty Award (JPBA)
09/14/06   Number of awards: 72. Updated BGHBA/BGHBH (Boston Globe/Horn Book Award/Honor).
09/08/06   Records are 5,883. (I have read 2,001). Number of awards: 72.
09/07/06   Records are 5,883. (I have read 1,980). Added the 2003 Horn Book Fanfare (HBF) list. Search page counter reads: 325,008. Number of awards: 72.
04/03/06   Records are 5,873. (I have read 1,986). I have added 10 awards to the database. They are: the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature (MFA), the Phoenix Honors (PhH), the Eva Pownall Award for Information Books (EPA), and the Eva Pownall honor books (EPH), the Theodore Seuss Geisel award and honor books (TSGA & TSGH), the Christopher Award books (ChrisA), the Sid Fleischman Humor Award (SFHA), National Book Award honor books (NBH), and the Giverny Book Award (GBA).

I have also added the Ten Best Books for Young Adults 1997-1999 (TBYA) and the Notable Social Studies Trade Books 2004 (NSSTB 2004).

Search page counter reads: 96,791 Number of awards: 72 (There was a miscount previously, so it's 72 though I added 10 new awards.)
     
03/30/06   Records are 5,559. (I have read 1,980). I have expanded the Outstanding Science Trade books from 2001 to 1996. Though science books are updated frequently, there are still some great books in this bunch. Search page counter reads: 96,214. Number of awards: 61.
     
03/29/06   Records are 5,600. (I have read 1,969). This is the biggest update in quite a while. Almost all the award winners from the published year of 2005 are included. All of the major ones. I am also working on a collection of new awards to be added to the database. I hope this will take place before June 15. Search page counter reads: 95,924. Number of awards: 61.
     
06/14/05   Records are 5,036. (I have read 1,933). I no longer have a main counter due to a server problem that lost my count. Search page counter, too, was ruined. It says 33,058 but I don't know from what point. Been a bad new year, with many work activities that have kept me from giving my attention to DAWCL. I am catching up, however, with my reading and my updating. We now have 61 awards in the database.
     
06/06/05   Records are 4,995. (I have read 1,903). I no longer have a main counter due to a server problem that lost my count. Search page counter, too, was ruined. It says 33,058 but I don't know from what point. Been a bad new year, with many work activities that have kept me from giving my attention to DAWCL. I am catching up, however, with my reading and my updating.
     
01/06/05   Records are 4,899. (I have read 1,841). Main page has 424,880 visits; search page has 325,008 visits. Updated the Whitbread, which was just announced.
     
12/07/04   Records are 4,890. (I have read 1,837). Main page has 420,676 visits; search page has 321,085 visits. Gave Book Sense it's own award rather than grouping it with the defunct ABBY.
     
09/06/04   Records are 4,833. (I have read 1,833). Main page has 397,071 visits; search page has 301,948 visits. Added the Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award.
     
08/06/04    
     
07/06/04   Records are 4,735. (I have read 1,816). Main page has 386,123 visits; search page has 292,271 visits.
     
07/01/04   Records are 4,735. (I have read 1,816). Main page has 385,545 visits; search page has 291,788 visits. I changed the guestbook so that it ... well ... works. Since the change to ASP, I had a problem adding to the guestbook. I finally figured it out.
     
06/14/04   Records are 4,726. (I have read 1,792). Main page has 382,216 visits; search page has 289,043 visits.
Added the Canadian Library Associations award for young adult literature, the CLA Young Adult Canadian Book Award.
     
06/07/04   Records are 4,711. (I have read 1,779). Main page has 380,881 visits; search page has 288,040 visits.
     
05/27/04
  Sent email saying I was "one of 16 sites selected from over 500 entries as a 2004 Great Web Sites for Kids addition." As a librarian, I'm delighted ALSC and ALA have recognized DAWCL as a valuable site for children (and the adults in their lives). It is listed under awards, and is the only non-ALA site in the list.
     
05/18/04   Records are 4,713. (I have read 1,756). Main page has 377,516 visits; search page has 285,346 visits. Added the Austrialian Ethel Turner Award and Patricia Wrightson Prize, and the Irish Bisto Award.
     
05/06/04   Records are 4,675. (I have read 1,753). Main page has 375,706 visits; search page has 284,220 visits. Added the Charlotte Zolotow Award and Honor for picture books.
     
04/28/04   Records are 4,665. (I have read 1,739). Main page has 373,728 visits; search page has 282,613 visits. All awards updated except for the NSSTB, which I am working on.
     
04/14/04   Records are 4,655. (I have read 1,649). Main page has 369,857 visits; search page has 279,701 visits. Updated the Outstanding Science Trade Award for 2004.
     
03/22/04   Records are 4,614. (I have read 1,647). Main page has 363,591 visits; search page has 275,065 visits. Updated the instructions page and a few small errors in the database. Added an option to purchase books in the results screen at Barnes & Noble. See the instructions page for more on this and why.
     
02/06/04   Records are 4,614. (I have read 1,643). Main page has 351,440 visits; search page has 265,605 visits.
     
01/13/04   Records are 4,510. (I have read 1,643). Main page has 344,951 visits; search page has 260,758 visits. Updated all the awards, especially the ALA awards, which were just announced on Monday. However ALAN and BBYA are not on the site yet, so those are not current.
     
01/05/04   Records are 4,475. (I have read 1,643). Main page has 343,120 visits; search page has 259,547 visits.
     
12/06/03   Records are 4,475. (I have read 1,643). Main page has 339,381 visits; search page has 257,160 visits. Pages linking to old address through Google are 135; pages linking to new address through Google are 235. Pages linking to old address through Altavista are 883; pages linking to new address Altavista are 825.
     
     
11/04/03   Records are 4,287. (I have read 1,635). Main page has 330,826 visits; search page has 254,380 visits. Added the BBYA for 1998.
     
10/06/03   Records are 4,218. (I have read 1,626). Main page has 323,726 visits; search page has 248,733 visits.
     
09/24/03   Records are 4,219. (I have read 1,626). Main page has 320,294 visits; search page has 243,496 visits. I updated all the awards given since May 2003, the last award update. That's 19 awards as follows in abbreviation: ABBY/BSBY, ACBA, AFHG, AIP, CarM, CLABYC, EAPJA, EAPYA, GKA, GKH, JABA, JABH, KGM, NSSTB, OPA, OPH, OSTB, PhA, SSLI.
     
09/06/03   Records are 4,051. (I have read 1,615). Main page has 316,713 visits; search page has 240,802 visits.
     
08/06/03   Records are 4,051 (I have read 1,615). Main page has 312,396 visits; search page has 238,000 visits.
     
07/06/03   Records are 4,051. (I have read 1,615). Main page has 306,321 visits; search page has 232,901 visits.
     
06/06/03   Records are 4,051. (I have read 1,615). Main page has 300,103 visits; search page has 229,558 visits.
     
05/06/03   Records are 4,051. (I have read 1,615). Main page has 296,017 visits; search page has 226,016 visits. Added the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award, a Canadian award for both picture books and chapter books. One of the few in the database juried by selected children.
     
04/06/03   Records are 4,029. (I have read 1,600). Main page has 289,913 visits; search page has 220,426 visits.
     
03/06/03   Records are 4,029. (I have read 1,591). Main page has 282,517 visits; search page has 214,803 visits.
     
02/06/03   Records are 3,686. (I have read 1,571). Main page has 276,737 visits; search page has 209,840 visits. Updated all the ALA awards except for ALAN and BBYA.

Added much-promised and long-awaited asp search engine to database, increasing its the speed of results from 20-40 seconds to about 2 seconds!

     
01/06/03   Records are 3,632 (I have read 1,571). Main page has 271,243 visits; search page has 205,022 visits.
     
12/06/02   Records are 3,632 (I have read 1,571). Main page has 267,444 visits; search page has 203,824 visits.
     
11/06/02   Records are 3,632 (I have read 1,571). Main page has 263,930 visits; search page has 198,827 visits.
     
10/06/02   Records are 3,632 (I have read 1,550). Main page has 258,170 visits; search page has 193,476 visits.
     
09/06/02   Records are 3,630 (I have read 1,502). Main page has 254,110 visits; search page has 188,674 visits.
     
08/06/02   Records are 3,630 (I have read 1,502). Main page has 249,826 visits; search page has 185,980 visits.
     
07/06/02   Records are 3,630. (I have read 1,464).  Main page has 244,284 visits; search page has 181,854 visits.
     
06/19/02   Disabled old site, leaving a referral page. Sent out message to all functioning guestbook entries about the change in URL and new additions to the database.
     
06/05/02   DAWCL is available at its new URL: http://www.dawcl.com. It does not yet have the asp search engine I was hoping for, but I have added new awards, making the total 49. The style of the pages has been revised. It's cleaner and faster to load due to the fewer number of graphics. The javascript problem some people had with Internet Explorer is gone because I withdrew the script. I am still adding records (winners) for the new awards. There is a new author/illustrator/translator search to find people more easily. There are a few new hard-coded searches in the selections, for example East Indian under ethnicity, rural and urban for setting, future under period, and an update to the language other than English pull-down.  Why can't I make the publication year reverse to show most recent first?  I'll work on that.

Records are 3,631. (I have read 1,409).  Main page has 239,624 visits; search page has 178,088 visits.

     
05/06/02   Records are 3011. (I have read 1,392). Main page has 232,930 visits; search page has 172,680 visits.
     
04/06/02   Records are 3011. ( Have read 1392). Main page has 223,001 visits; search pages has 163710  visits.
     
03/05/02   Records are 3011. (I have read 1,392). Main page has 216,107 visits; search page has 158,338 visits.
     
02/06/02   Records are 3011. (I have read 1,392). Main page has 208,533 visits; search page has 152,829 visits.
     
01/06/02   Records are 3011. (I have read 1,392). Main page has 200,987 visits; search page has 147,241 visits.
     
12/06/01   Records are 3011. (I have read 1,392). Main page has 193,888 visits; search page has 141,353 visits.
     
11/06/01   Records are 3011. (I have read 1,392). Main page has 188,224 visits; search page has 137,224 visits.
     
10/06/01   Records are 3011. (I have read 1,392). Main page has 180,320 visits; search page has 131,462 visits.
     
09/06/01   Records are 3011. (I have read 1,392). Main page has 174,741 visits; search page has 126,103 visits.
     
08/06/01   Records are 3011. (I have read 1,392). Main page has 169,467 visits; search page has 122,222 visits.
     
07/06/01   Records are 3011. (I have read 1,392). Main page has 165,231 visits; search page has 119,063 visits.
     
06/06/01   Records are 3011. (I have read 1,392). Main page has 159,560 visits; search page has 114,929 visits.
     
05/07/01   Records are 3,011. (I have read 1,392). Main page has 154,120 visits; search page has 111,055 visits.
     
04/06/01   Records are 3,011. (I have read 1,392). Main page has 148,309 visits; search page has 106,405 visits. Orbis Pictus Award and Honor Books added to the database.
     
03/06/01   Records are 3,011. (I have read 1,390). Main page has 138,856 visits; search page has 99,486 visits.
     
02/06/01   For the first time in these years, I completely forgot to get the count.   However, with some good estimating, I believe the count to be something like this:   Main page has 130,002; search page has 93,855 visits.
     
01/16/01   Records are 3,011. (I have read 1,390). Main page has 125,746 visits: search page has 89,909 visits. Added the latest Scott O'Dell award, and awards and honor books for the Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Mildred L. Batcheldor, Michael L. Printz, and Sydney Taylor. Still working on the ALA Notables for children. Did a search on Altavista and found 640 sites linking to DAWCL's URL.
     
01/06/01   Records are 2,991. (I have read 1,390). Main page has 123,618 visits; search page has 88,436 visits.
     
12/06/00   Records are 2,991. (I have read 1,390). Main page has 120,253 visits; search page has 85,849 visits. Added the latest winners of the New York Times Best Illustrated.
     
11/06/00   Records are 2,984 (I have read 1,390). Main page has 114,153 visits; search page has 81,363 visits.
     
10/06/00   Records are 2,985 (I have read 1,390). Main page has 105,954 visits; search page has 76,128 visits.
     
09/11/00   Records are 2,985 (I have read 1,390). Main page has 100,441 visits; search page has 72,258 visits. Added the Australian Children's Book Award winners.
     
09/06/00   Records are 2,982 (I have read 1,390). Main page has 99,419 visits; search page has 71,556 visits.
     
08/07/00   Records are 2,982 (I have read 1,379).  Main page has 94,544 visits; search page has 68,337 visits.
     
07/24/00   Records are 2,982 (I have read 1,379).  Main page has 92,303 visits; search page has 66,861 visits. Database was down this weekend because my ISP upgraded their server and forgot to mention it.  It has been up and running since 7am PST.
     
07/11/00   Records are 2,981 (I have read 1,376).  Main page has 89,974 visits; search page has 65,394 visits.  Added the Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Award, the lastest Canadian Library Association Children's Book of the Year Award, Carnegie Medal, and Kate Greenaway Award.
     
07/06/00   Records are 2,960 (I have read 1,373).  Main page has 88,889 visits; search page has 64,555 visits.  Added the newly announced Boston Globe-Horn Book award and honor books.  Added to Cynthia Leitich Smith Children's Book Resources  under Children's Book Reading and Literacy.
     
06/06/00   Records are 2,952 (I have read 1,368).  Main page has 83,861 visits; search page has 61,206 visits.  No counter problems this month.
     
05/10/00   Records are 2,952 (I have read 1,363).  Main page has 79,171 visits; search page has 58,189  visits.   Still having counter problems with the search page, so that's an estimate.
     
04/06/00   Records are 2,949 (I have read 1,349).  Main page has 71,810 visits; search page has 49,234 visits. Still having counter problems, so main page hits is an good estimate.
     
03/13/00   Records are 2,949 (I have read 1,327).  Main page has 68,271 visits; search page has 46,253 visits. Added the latest Scott O'Dell Award winner.  Added a page explaining the awards.
     
03/07/00   Records are 2,948. (I have read 1,321.) Main page has 66,858 visits; search page has 45,231 visits.  Four crashes of my counters happened this month (1 on search counter, 3 on home page counter). So, while I believe the figures are good guesses, they are not entirely accurate. A link search on Altavista says that 349 sites are linking to the database.
     
02/07/00   Records are 2,948. (I have read 1,292.) Main page has 60,616 visits; search page has 42,125 visits.
     
01/29/00   Records are 2,948. (I have read 1,288.) Main page has 59,136 visits; search page has 41,033 visits.  Added the new Sydney Taylor Award winners.
     
01/26/00   Records are 2,946. (I have read 1,276.) Main page has 58,784 visits; search page has 40,811 visits.  Added the Caldecott and Newbery medalists and honor books, Pura Belpre, Mildred Batcheldor, Michael Printz, as well as the ALA Notables.
     
01/06/00   Records are 2,859. (I have read 1,263.) Main page has 56,169 visits; search page has 38,906 visits.  Looking forward to adding the Caldecott and Newbery medalists and honor books as well as the ALA Notables later this month.  If you have not signed the guestbook, please do so that I may notify you when they are added.
     
12/22/99   Records are 2,859. (I have read 1,255.) Main page has 54,851 visits; search page has 37,942 visits.  Added the two Jane Addams Book Award winners of 1999 (announced Sept 6).
     
12/10/99   Records are 2,858. (I have read 1,223.) Main page has 53,446 visits; search page has 36,957 visits. The ten new records are the 1999 New York Times Best Illustrated.
     
12/06/99   Records are 2,848. (I have read 1,223.) Main page has 52,710 visits; search page has 36,413 visits. According to Altavista, 360 sites have a link to mine.
     
11/06/99   Records are 2,848. (I have read 1,173.) Main page has 47,125 visits; search page has 32,218 visits. According to Altavista, 359 sites have a link to mine. Late in October, Mac's Pics (out of New Zealand) chose the database as a site of the week. Mid-October the site was chosen by the KIDS Report, affiliated with the Scout Report, as one of their highlighted sites. Two books, The Story of Mankind and The Voyages of Doctor Doolittle are now linked to full-text sites in the database. (It's not me providing it, only a link to other.) Those are the only two finally in the public domain. And because of Congress' extension of copyright, they will be the only ones for many years more. Attended CARL in October and gave a poster session on the database.
     
10/06/99   Records are 2,850. (I have read 1,165.) Main page has 40,741 visits; search page has 27,643 visits.
     
09/28/99   Article on the database appeared in the September 1999 issue of School Library Journal, under the SLF News column. A few people from the guestbook have alerted me that they saw it.
     
09/17/99   I made a long promised addition to the database. I added the Orbis Pictus Award and Honor books, the Governor General Award, the Australian Children's Book of the Year Awards, the Kate Greeenaway Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Sydney Taylor Award, and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award. That's an addition of 326 records for a total of 2,851. (I have read 1,158.) There will be no further additions of awards for the rest of 1999 and into the first quarter of 2000. I need to read a great deal and make sure the records of the non-US awards are as complete as possible. Main page has 36,656 visits; search page has 24,811 visits.
     
09/06/99   Records are 2,525. (I have read 1,147.) Main page has 34,016 visits; search page has 22,947 visits. I was interviewed for Weekend All Things Considered and the segment aired August 7, 1999. You can hear the segment off of the NPR Online homepage by clicking on <Archives>, then <August 1999>, then <August 7, 1999>, then <Kid's Book List>. It's a .ram file, so make sure you have Real Audio. The interview prompted an incredible increase in hits as well as a great deal of feedback from users, for which I am grateful.
     
08/06/99   Records are 2,525. (I have read 1,127.) Main page has 25,727 visits; search page has 17,402 visits.
     
07/06/99   Records are 2,525. (I have read 1,095.) Main page has 23,202 visits; search page has 15,641 visits. Became linked to Teachers Helping Teachers on their Educational Resouces page. More guestbook entries mentioning the July article in Yahoo! Internet Life.
     
06/06/99   Records are 2,525. (I have read 1,037.) Main page has 20,252 visits; search page has 13,636 visits. Today there was a guestbook entry due to the Yahoo! Internet Life magazine article on the database, July issue.
     
05/06/99   Records are 2,525. (I have read 995.) Main page has 18,515 visits; search page has 12,361 visits.
     
04/06/99   Records are 2,525. (I have read 973.) Main page has 16,389 visits; search pages has 10,828 visits.
     
03/28/99   The long-promised update made. It consists of ALA Notables from 1977-1983, the complete record of New York Times Best Illustrated Books, and the ALA Notables of 1999. This is an addition of 790 records, for a total of 2,526 records, an increase of 46%. (I have read 934.) Main page has 15,769 visits; search page has 10,365 visits.
     
02/13/99   Added the recently announced Newbery and Caldecott Medalists and Honor Winners.  Records are 1,736 (I have read 713).
     
02/10/99   Records are 1,729 (I have read 710). Main page has 12,375 visits; search page has 7,974 visits.
     
01/06/99   Records are 1,729 (I have read 710). Main page has 9,936 visits; search page has 6,257 visits. 

Appeared on Online Educator's Selected Links for December 15, 1998 saying that, "This highly developed search will definitely find a book for your student or child." 

Appeared in the December Education World Reviews saying that, "This is an important bibliographic site" and "a great place for teachers and librarians to  put together quality individualized reading lists for students and classes." 

Appeared in Travel the Net  in the article, "Are We There Yet?"  Dated December 9th, 1998. 

On December 22nd, Rockbridge County High School Library Media Center in  Lexington, VA asked to link to the database.  Click "What's New"

Added to SSCED - Social Studies Center for Educator Development on their Web-Based Resources page.

     
12/12/98   The keyword search was incorporated into the form search, making keyword searches more efficient for the users.
     
12/06/98   Records are 1,729 (I have read 704). Main page has 8320 visits; search page has 5157 visits; keyword search page has 1,606 visits. 

The site was recommended on Nov. 18th by Kay Vandergrift on CHILD_LIT which prompted interest. 

Because of many requests, I have included at 14+ option in the age search.  These books are also in a 12+ search because a mature twelve- or thirteen-year-old could read them, but their mature themes and language make them very good for older teen-agers, as well.  However, I firmly believe that many, if not all, of the 12+ books can, and should, be read by older readers. 

The guestbook was inadvertently down November 12th -17th.  I only hope those who didn't get on those days, came back later to sign in for updates. 

The problem for Internet Explorer and AOL's browser was solved November 18th. Yay! 

Several sites have asked to link to the database.  My only requests are that they link to the main page, rather than one of the search pages, and to let me know the URL.  Some of these sites include: 

Wichita Falls Public Library Kids' Page
Winnipeg School Division No. 1, Library Media Services <click> Reading

     
11/06/98   Still finding small errors that can only be found by reading the books one by one. Working on a very large load for Christmas of the New York Times Best Illustrated and ALA Notables back to 1974. Records are still 1,729 (I have read 627). 

Main page has 3,611 visits; search page has 2,123 visits; keyword search page has 580 visits. People are starting to sign the guestbook and give me feedback, for which I am grateful. 

I found there is a problem for Internet Explorer and AOL's browser doing the form page search of the database, though they can do the keyword. I'm hoping that problem will be solved shortly. I reinstated the reverse in the year sort, so the most recently published books appear first, and year delimiting, which was recently lost in an ISP crash. 

Part of the great increase in hits and interest during the last weekend of October can be attributed to appearing in the Scout Report (Oct. 30, 1998). But I am also now on Yahoo (after a long delay), Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators, and The Internet Public Library. On 11/6/98 this site was chosen as site of the week at Children's Book Central. Added to Digital Librarian's latest links.

     
10/12/98   I continue to review for errors.  Corrected programming error where WWI books were coming up in WWII search.  ISP's server crashed, so database unavailable October 10th and 11th, and lost all but two of the people on the guestbook file.  Jane Addams Award, Scott O'Dell Award, Boston Globe-Horn Book Honors, and ALA Notable Books for Children added back to 1984 are added to the database.  Number of records is 1,723; I have read 575.  Counter is at 257.
     
09/06/98   Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners added to database.  Minor errors cleaned up.  URL is submitted to many more directories and search engines using MMG Online Agency.  Number of records is 1369; I have read 512.  Counter restarted at zero; previously there were about 27 hits.
     
08/22/98   Remaining summaries are put in the database if they are available. URL is submitted to Yahoo, Excite, Hotbot, Infoseek , and Infomine.
     
08/19/98   ALA Notables to 1988 added to database.  Number of book records is 1330; I have read 507.
     
08/13/1998   After two weeks of reviewing and fiddling, the database is cleaner, though there are still a few gaps and errors.  The Edgar Allan Poe Awards for Juvenile Literature are added to the database. 
     
07/31/1998   The database is remounted with a Perl cgi to read the database using a keyword or a form query.  The number of book records is 1153; I have read 471 of them. 
     
08/97   The first search form is mounted but uses cgi to mail to my e-mail address.  This a test page, and is not advertised. 
     
05/97   The idea for the database is born due to Virginia Walter's class in children's literature at the University of California, Los Angeles and lurking on the listservs CHILD_LITand pubyac.  Intense bouts of data entry and reading follow for the next year. 
     

Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
http://www.dawcl.com