Each year the Center produces a comprehensive list of what our advisory council considers the most unique children’s books on the market. With over 40 classifications, books are selected in 4 distinct groups: Lifestyle, Arts and Letters, Society and Culture, and Education. This list is promoted throughout the year as publishers and authors participate in activities, providing articles for the Center website and newsletter, and by providing lessons and activity content based on the winning books.
Among the 2012 honors include 3 books in Spanish with English translations, several books with environmentally conscious messages, as well as a number of books with messages of cultural diversity and global harmony.
About The Gelett Burgess Center:
Founded with an adherence to the strong principles set by children’s author, Gelett Burgess (1866-1951), The Gelett Burgess Center honors excellence in family-friendly products and services. Annually, the prestigious Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award is granted to children’s books in 40 categories. Parents, Educators, Librarians and Retailers trust the high mark of distinction the honors provide a product. Informed decisions about purchasing products designed for children and families can be made knowing they have passed the foundation’s stringent evaluation process.
More information can be found at www.GelettBurgessCenter.org.
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The Gelett Burgess Center announces the Gelett Burgess Children's Book Awards annually in an effort to bring attention to the best family-friendly books published the previous calendar year.