American Indian Youth Lit Award, Arbuthnot Lecture Tickets, Curious George 75th Anniversary

In the footsteps of crazy horseThe American Indian Library Association’s 2016 Youth Literature Awards were announced:

Picture Book Award Winner

Little You

Written by Richard Van Camp

Illustrated by Julie Flett

Published in 2013 by Orca Book Publishers

Picture Book Honor

Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People

Written and illustrated by S.D. Nelson

Published in 2015 by Abrams Books for Young Readers

Middle School Award Winner

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

by Joseph Marshall III

Written by Joseph Marshall III

Published in 2015 by Amulet Books

Middle School Honor

Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native Voices

Edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale

Published in 2014 by Annick Press

Young Adult Winner

House of Purple Cedar

Written by Tim Tingle

Published n 2013 by Cinco Puntos Press

Young Adult Honor

Her Land, Her Love

Written by Evangeline Parsons Yazzie

Published in 2016 by Salina Bookshelf

Link to AILA’s page:

Link to AICL’s page:

Santa Barbara Hosting Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Pat Mora: The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Santa Barbara Public Library System announced that tickets for the 2016 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Pat Mora are now Moraavailable.

The lecture, titled “Bookjoy! ¡Alegría en los libros!,” will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Santa Barbara City College’s Garvin Theatre. Required tickets are free for the lecture and must be obtained through the Santa Barbara Public Library System. To learn more about acquiring tickets and event details, please visit the 2016 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture website at . Hotel information is also available on the Arbuthnot website.

Curious George 75th Anniversary Giveaways: 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of H.A. Curious GeorgeRey’s classic tale Curious George, a fun-filled story about one precocious little monkey with a boundless love for discovery. This book has since taken a special place in the hearts of children and adults all over the world.

To celebrate this anniversary milestone, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, in partnership with the American Booksellers Association, is launching a special storytime event celebration: Get Curious About Reading! One grand prize winner will receive a selection of Curious George books for your classroom, and 75 runners up will receive a copy of Curious George Learns to Count from 1 to 100. Enter here now!

Are you a school, library, or bookstore interested in joining the fun? Download a free Get Curious About Reading kit here. Be sure to check out the 100 Days of School resources for teachers here.

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