Tag: Caldecott winners

News & Notes – 1/28/2017

News & Notes – 1/28/2017

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News The ALA announced the 2017 Newbery, Caldecott, and other awards for young readers. You can read about the Newbery Medal winner, The Girl Who Drank the… Read more »

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News & Notes – 1/16/16

News & Notes – 1/16/16

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News The Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King, Printz, Alex, and other children’s and YA book award winners for 2016 were announced Monday. The Newbery went… Read more »

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ALA Awards for 2014: Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and more

ALA Awards for 2014: Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and more

The ALA announced their 2014 awards this week, and there are a lot of them!  Here are some of the highlights: The Newbery and Caldecott Awards for 2014 go, respectively, to Kate DiCamillo for Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures and Brian Floca, illustrator of Locomotive.  Newbery Honor books for… Read more »

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Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak!

Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak!

The wonderful children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928; this would have been his 85th birthday.  Google is celebrating with this delightfully elaborate animated doodle: Sendak is best known for Where the Wild Things Are, the story of young Max, who leaves his home and journeys… Read more »

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Children’s Book Lists

Children’s Book Lists

Here are some of the best lists of great children’s books that I’ve come across: 101 Best Chapter Books to Read (or Hear) Before You Grow Up (Tara Ziegmont, Feels Like Home blog) The Ultimate Guide to the Independent Princess (Mighty Girl) 100 Chapter Books You MUST Read to Your… Read more »

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Farewell to Maurice Sendak

Farewell to Maurice Sendak

Illustration from Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Lovers of children’s books mourn the death of bestselling children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, who died today in Danbury, Connecticut, at the age of 83.  Sendak is best known for Where the Wild Things Are, the story of young… Read more »

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