November 22, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Fusenews: Trotsky, Harriet the Spy, A.A. Milne and More

You know what’s even better than serving on an award committee?  Having someone else write about it.  As I’ve mentioned in the past, I was on the judging committee for this year’s Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards alongside Chair Joanna Rudge Long and Roxanne Feldman.  It was Roxanne who reported on our discussion, and even took […]

Kid Lit Community Names Favorites for the Children’s Choice Book Awards

We asked librarians and classroom teachers to predict the 2016 winners—and they were more than happy to give their opinion!

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.

Fusenews: “If ‘1984’ or ‘The Trial’ had been a children’s book, Mr Messy would be it”

Recently I’ve grown rather fascinated with the academic children’s collections of the world.  The rare book collections in particular.  With that in mind, what do you do if you’re an institution that specializes in archived materials, and yet you still want to engage young readers in some capacity?  Enter Teaching the untouchable, a great article […]

Plenty of tables

Lest you think I think the Children’s Book Council is just a big bunch of dittoheads, I want to tell you about another CBC event that was going on at the very same time Rush and the Disney Princess were having their moment. Last Wednesday night, the Horn Book, along with Simmons and Children’s Books […]

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The elephant was in the room

I can’t decide if the p.r. disaster that was the Children’s Choice Awards last night is exacerbated or ameliorated by the fact that the Children’s Book Council website is down this morning (and, according to Facebook) has been offline since the announcements last night.(Edit 11.45AM:It’s back up.) I do know that the CBCBook Twitter account […]

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Press Release Fun: The Children’s Book Council Steps It Up a Notch

While technically this isn’t a proper press release, I think it’s worth noting.  I once conducted a Children’s Literary Salon at NYPL about alternative children’s libraries in New York City.  Libraries that are free and open to the public, but you have to know about them.  The Children’s Book Council’s library was amongst those included.  […]

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.

News Bites: Children’s Book Week

Observe Children’s Book Week (May 13–19) in your library or classroom with a free poster by Brian Selznick and an activity guide that celebrates the idea that “books can take you anywhere.”

Author Madeleine L’Engle Remembered as the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine is Named a Literary Landmark

Madeleine L’Engle (1918–2007) is best known as the famed author of the Newbery Medal-winning novel A Wrinkle in Time (FSG, 1962). But she served another important role during her lifetime: as the librarian at New York’s Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, a post she held for over 40 years.