March 27, 2017

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Pictures of the Week: Scieszka and Barnett Keynote Bank Street Book Awards Ceremony

 

Former National Ambassador of Children's Literature Jon Sciezka and award-winning writer Mac Barnett, coauthors of Battle Bunny were the keynoters of XXX.

Former National Ambassador of Children’s Literature Jon Sciezka (l.) and award-winning writer Mac Barnett (r.), coauthors of the recent Battle Bunny, were the keynoters at the Bank Street College of Education’s annual book Awards. Photos by Cheryl Simon.

 

Children’s literature fans gathered at New York City’s Bank Street School for Children for the annual Irma Black and Cook Prize book award ceremonies on May 22. Coauthors Jon Sciezka and Mac Barnett were the keynoters of the event, and accepted the top prize on behalf of Mo Willems for his That Is Not a Good Idea! (HarperCollins).

Audience at Irma Black and Cook Award

The audience at the Irma Black and Cook Prize award ceremonies were led in an impromptu exercise by Bone by Bone author Sara Levine (Lerner). SLJ contributing editor Rocco Staino (l.) and Bank Street’s Jennifer Brown (r.) pictured.

Finalists of the XX signed copies of their books for attendees. (l. to r.) The King of Little Things illustrator David T. Wenzel and author Bill Lepp (Peachtree)

Finalists signed copies of their books for attendees. (l. to r.) The King of Little Things illustrator David T. Wenzel and author Bill Lepp (Peachtree); Chick-O-Saurus Rex author Lenore Jennewin (S. & S.); and The Boy Who Loved Math author Deborah Heiligman (Macmillan).

 

 

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