September 24, 2017

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New Reading Lists Aid Advanced Readers

A new resource from the Children’s Book Council offers challenging but age-appropriate titles to children reading at advanced levels.

Q & A with Author Deborah Jiang-Stein: Bringing Libraries to Prison Nurseries

Author and founder of the unPrison Project, Deborah Jiang-Stein, has teamed up with the Children’s Book Council to bring libraries to prison nurseries in honor of Mother’s Day, May 10, the last day of Children’s Book Week.

2015 Children’s Choice Book Awards Adds Three New Categories

The Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader have announced the addition of three new categories to the 2015 Children’s Choice Book Awards.

Coretta Scott King Book Grant; ALSC’s Graphic Novel Reading Lists | News Bites

In this round of industry news, learn about the Association for Library Service to Children’s Day of Diversity for children’s literature in collaboration with the Children’s Book Council—plus several grants geared toward enhancing your library’s collection.

Rush Limbaugh Takes Author of the Year Award at Children’s Book Choice Awards

A variety of authors were on hand at the Children’s Book Choice Awards May 14, including conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh, Author of the Year winner for his 2013 Simon & Schuster book Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans .

Video Sunday: Met the ghost of David Wiesner at the Hotel Paradise . . .

Slo-mo Neil deGrasse Tyson and more in this edition of Video Sunday by Betsy BIrd on A Fuse #8 Production.

NYPL Panelists Explore Alternatives to Traditional Librarianship

SLJ blogger and NYPL youth materials specialist Betsy Bird moderated a panel, “The Alternative Children’s Library,” in which several children’s librarians discussed their own nontraditional paths to the profession. Their places of employment include the Bankstreet School for Children, New York Society Library, Children’s Book Council, and Metropolitan Museum of Art.