Category Archives: Awards

Steve Sheinkin Wins Empire State Award, Handbook for Storytellers Review

Steve Sheinkin Wins Empire State Award: The Youth Services Section of the New York Library Association is excited to announce that the winner of the 2016 Empire State Award for Excellence in Literature for Young People is Steve Sheinkin.  Mr. … Continue reading

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Beatty Award Goes to Eggers, Follett Buys Baker & Taylor

2016 Beatty Award Recipient: This Bridge Will Not Be Gray written by Dave Eggers, illustrated by Tucker Nichols, and published by McSweeney’s  has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the California Library Association’s John and Patricia Beatty Award. This … Continue reading

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James Cross Giblin Dies, Meg Rosoff Named Astrid Lindgren Laureate

Nonfiction Author James Cross Giblin Dies: James Cross Giblin, author of several notable children’s nonfiction books, died at age 82 on April 10, 2016 after a long illness. Giblin was also an editor and publisher, including Clarion books and Houghton … Continue reading

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Children’s Fairyland, Book Week Bookmarks, Carle Awards

Turn the Page!  A children’s book festival at Children’s Fairyland:  Presented by Kaiser Permanente with support from Chronicle Books on Saturday, April 23, 10 am – 4pm. At Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland, CA. Join Fairyland for a celebration … Continue reading

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Ukelele Workshop, Lambda Finalists, Children’s Choice Voting Open

Learn Ukelele:  Have you been wanting to add an instrument to your storytime? Here’s your chance!  This session on learning the ukulele will be led by Mary Dubbs, a totally self/internet-taught ukulele player of 18-months, and by all accounts a … Continue reading

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ALSC Survey, Carnegie and Greenaway Contenders

ALSC Survey: A message from Meredith Steiner, ACL President, to all youth services librarians: “I am excited to be a part of a group of public and school librarians from different libraries around the country working with ALSC, to conduct an … Continue reading

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

The 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 … Continue reading

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