The American Indian Library Association’s 2016 Youth Literature Awards were announced:
Picture Book Award Winner
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
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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 available.
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 www.ala.org/alsc/2016-arbuthnot-lecture . Hotel information is also available on the Arbuthnot website.
Curious George 75th Anniversary Giveaways: 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of H.A. Rey’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!