Legacy Book Awards


The TAGT Legacy Book® Awards honor outstanding books published in the United States that have long-term potential for positively influencing the lives of gifted individuals and contribute to the understanding, well-being, education and success of gifted and talented students.

2016 Legacy Book Award Submissions and Recipients

Curricular Materials: Provides educators with supporting materials to use in the classroom. Resources include workbooks, lesson plans, manuals and classroom activities.

2016 Curricular Materials Award Recipient: 
"The Pursuit of Justice"
Author: Mary Ann Yedinak
Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
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  • "The American Dream"; Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
  • "I, Me, You, We"; Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.
  • "It's Electrifying! An Exploration in Water-Based Alternative Energy"; Publisher: Royal Fireworks Publishing
  • "Making Curriculum Pop"; Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
  • "Question Mark"; Publisher: Royal Fireworks Publishing
  • "Research and Rhetoric: Language Arts Units for Gifted Students in Grade 5"; Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.
  • "Teaching Leadership & 21st Century Skills"; Publisher: Pieces of Learning

Educator: Enhances an educator’s awareness and ability to work with G/T students by application of sound theory, practical strategies and/or proven methodology.

2016 Educator Award Recipient:
"Ready-Use-Resources for Mindsets in the Classroom"
Author: Mary Cay Ricci
Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.
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  • "Design DI: CAP Activities for Process Differentiation"; Publisher: Pieces of Learning
  • "Differentiating Instruction for Gifted Learners: A Case Studies Approach"; Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.
  • "Teaching Gifted Children in Today's Preschool and Primary Classrooms"; Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

Parent: Increases the understanding of the unique needs of G/T children and help ensure they are met, both at home and in the classroom.

2016 Parent Award Recipient:
"
Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students (2nd ed.)"
Author: Christine Fonseca
Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.
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  • "Mindsets for Parents: Strategies to Encourage Growth Mindsets in Kids"; Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.
  • "Out of Sync"; Publisher: Royal Fireworks Publishing
  • "Penelope Perfect"; Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

Scholar: Guides graduate students or advanced educators to understand and expand upon the latest research on giftedness and G/T education.

2016 Scholar Award Recipient: 
"Modern Curriculum for Gifted and Advanced Academic Students" edited by Todd Kettler, Ph.D.
Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.
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  • "Introduction to Curriculum Design in Gifted Education"; Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.
  • "Kingore Observation Inventory (KOI), 3rd ed."; Publisher: PA Publishing
  • "The O Factor"; Publisher: Summit Crest
 

Awards Process
Submitted book entries are sent out for review to readers across the country. Volunteers diligently read and review entries and return a rubric for each book to TAGT for tally. The highest ranking book in each category is selected. The timeline, procedures and management of the Legacy Book® Awards may be adjusted at any time by TAGT. Note: In order to ensure that finalists reflect the best selection of publications, TAGT may opt not to give awards for a category in which there are insufficient nominees. Nomination fees will be reimbursed to any publisher nominating books in a category not deemed sufficiently competitive.

Categories

  • Curricular Materials: Provides educators with supporting materials to use in the classroom. Resources include workbooks, lesson plans, manuals and classroom activities.
  • Educator: Enhances an educator’s awareness and ability to work with G/T students by application of sound theory, practical strategies and/or proven methodology.
  • Parent: Increases the understanding of the unique needs of G/T children and help ensure they are met, both at home and in the classroom.
  • Scholar: Guides graduate students or advanced educators to understand and expand upon the latest research on giftedness and G/T education.

Rules and Procedures

  • Books are nominated for this award by their publishers. No publisher may nominate more than two books for any one category in a single competition year.
  • Publishers need to send seven copies of each nominated book to TAGT. These competition copies will not be returned. Entry fee: $65 per title.
    • Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, Attn: Rose Grandon, 5920 W. William Cannon Drive, Building 7, Suite 102, Austin, TX 78749
  • Books must be available in English in the United States
  • Only new books or revised editions with a copyright date of 2015 or 2016 will be accepted. Revised editions may compete five years after the previous nomination.
  • Each book may only be nominated in one category.
  • Nominated books are encouraged to be sold on-site at the TAGT Annual Conference, whether by the publisher or an affiliated retailer. Authors or editors of award winners may be invited to present at the TAGT Annual Conference.
  • Judges are selected from across the United States to review the books on national merit at the discretion of TAGT.
  • TAGT has developed a trademarked logo and sticker seals for the award. Winners are authorized to affix the seal to the book, use the logo in the book cover design, and use the seals and/or logo on promotional material for Legacy Books. All other uses are prohibited unless permission is given in writing from TAGT.
  • Deadline: May 25, 2016
    • Publishers must complete and return the Legacy Book® nomination form and entry fee ($65 per title), with seven copies of each book to TAGT.
  • TAGT will publicly announce the winners in each category no later than October 1, after which publishers and authors may publicize their book’s status as a Legacy Book® and use the logo in their materials.

2015 Legacy Book Award Winners and Submissions

Curricular Materials: Provides educators with supporting materials to use in the classroom. Resources include workbooks, lesson plans, manuals and classroom activities.
  • 2015 Award Winner: "I’m Not Just Gifted: Social-Emotional Curriculum for Guiding Gifted Children"; Published by: Prufrock Press
  • "Engaging Gifted Readers and Writers"; Published by: Pieces of Learning
  • "Engaging With History in the Classroom: The Civil Rights Movement"; Published by: Prufrock Press

Educator: Enhances an educator’s awareness and ability to work with G/T students by application of sound theory, practical strategies and/or proven methodology.

  • 2015 Award Winner: "When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers"; Published by: Free Spirit Publishing
  • "Cheating, Dishonesty, and Manipulation: Why Bright Kids Do It"; Published by: Great Potential Press
  • "Cultivating Classroom Conversation: Strategies and Activities that Build Student Dialogue into Standards-Based Lessons"; Published by: Pieces of Learning
  • "Elementary Einsteins: 4 Simple Steps to Challenging Gifted Students in Your Classroom"; Published by: Outpost 13, LLC
  • "Proven Strategies That Work for Teaching Gifted and Advanced Learners"; Published by: Prufrock Press
  • "Strategies for Differentiating Instruction (3rd ed.)"; Published by: Prufrock Press

Parent: Increases the understanding of the unique needs of G/T children and help ensure they are met, both at home and in the classroom.

  • 2015 Award Winner (tie): "Creativity Crusade: Nurturing & Protecting Your Child's Creativity"; Published by: RASPO Publishing
  • 2015 Award Winner (tie): "Raising the Shy Child: A Parent’s Guide to Social Anxiety"; Published by: Prufrock Press
  • "Educating Your Gifted Child: How One Public School Teacher Embraced Homeschooling"; Published by: GHF Press
  • "From Public School to the Ivy League: How to Get into a Top School without Top Dollar Resources"; Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
  • "Smart Girls in the 21st Century: Understanding Talented Girls and Women"; Published by: Great Potential Press
  • "The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids With Executive Functioning Difficulties"; Published by: Prufrock Press

Scholar: Guides graduate students or advanced educators to understand and expand upon the latest research on giftedness and G/T education.

  • 2015 Award Winner: "Serving Gifted Students in Rural Settings"; Published by: Prufrock Press
  • "Cases on Instructional Technology in Gifted and Talented Education"; Published by: IGI Global
  • "Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted (4th ed.)"; Published by: Prufrock Press