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The Cybils are Coming! The Cybils are Coming!

February 13th, 2013 by melissa y.
The Cybils winners will be announced tomorrow!  The title of this post may be a little misleading.  The Cybils volunteers have been hard at work for most of the past year, a lot in the last six months, putting together their list of the best in children’s literature from 2012. The Cybils’ volunteers are a Read More...

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Newbery and Caldecott Winners Announced

January 28th, 2013 by melissa y.
                     The highest honors in children’s literature were announced today. The ALA has awarded the 2013 Newbery Award to Katherine Applegate for her wonderful The One and Only Ivan.  Well-deserved, indeed!  Click over to Sweet on Books to read our complete review of this award winner. Read More...

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Children’s Choice Book Award Winners

May 11th, 2012 by melissa y.
Happy Children’s Book Week and congratulations to the winners. The Children’s Choice Book Awards are the only national children’s book awards that are actually selected by the target audience: children! The awards are organized by The Children’s Book Council (CBC) in association with Every Child a Reader (ECAR). The awards were conceived to give children Read More...

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Children’s Choice Book Awards!

March 15th, 2012 by melissa y.
The Children’s Choice Book Awards voting is now open. Children can cast a vote for their favorite book, author and illustrator. Categories and finalists are below. The winners are announced at the 5th Annual Children’s Choice Book Awards Gala (children are invited!). Melissa and I went last year and it was a great time! Get your Read More...

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Bankstreet Book Awards Announced!

February 29th, 2012 by melissa y.
Within the great Bankstreet College of Education is a Children’s Book Committee who read and review countless numbers of children’s books to put together The Best Children’s Books of the Year annotated list. This is a list of 600+ books that they have chosen as the best out there based on accuracy and literary quality Read More...

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William Joyce – Oscar Winner!

February 27th, 2012 by melissa y.
Last night at the 84th Academy Awards, children’s literature was front and center in Hollywood! Beyond the excitement of the blockbuster film Hugo and all the awards it brought home (and we are thrilled Hugo was so successful!), was a little movie that could. William Joyce, of George Shrinks and Rolie Polie Olie fame, The Read More...

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CYBILS 2011 Announced!

February 15th, 2012 by melissa y.
Image © 2006-2011 MO WILLEMS The Cybils are announced! The Cybils are awards given to the best books as chosen by bloggers who are passionate about children’s literature. These blogger/judges do this all on their own time, unpaid, and often beg, borrow, and/or buy the books themselves. Some highlights of the books that won are: Read More...

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2012 Winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

February 3rd, 2012 by melissa y.
“The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.”  And the 2012 winner is…. Tales for Very Picky Eaters written and illustrated by Josh Schneider.  An engaging and outrageous story of a picky eater that will have Read More...

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Award Winners Announced: Caldecott and Newbery!

January 25th, 2012 by melissa y.
The 2012 Caldecott and Newbery award winners were announced this week by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. And the winners are (drumroll please!): 2012 Caldecott Medal Winner:  A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka 2012 Newbery Medal Winner:  Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos The Caldecott Honor Read More...

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Congratulations Raina Telgemeier!

July 25th, 2011 by melissa y.
Smile, the fabulous graphic novel for tweens and teens has won an Eisner award for Best Publication for Teens.  The Eisner awards are considered to be the “oscars” of the comic world.  We LOVE Smile. A hearty congratulations for author Raina Telgemeier! Click here to see our sweet review. Read More...

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