August 21, 2017

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Library of Congress Launches Teen Internship; 2017 Lammys Announced | SLJTeen News

A roundup of tidbits and news bites that librarians working with teens will want to know about, including a new internship at the Library of Congress and the winners of the Lammys, Audies, and Teen Choice Book awards.

New Kid-Lit Landmarks To Be Named During Children’s Book Week

Sites connected to Mark Twain, Barbara Park, and Virginia Sorensen have been designated as the 2017 Literary Landmarks.

Announcing the 2017 Children’s Book Week Bookmarks Reveal

Folks, it is my very great pleasure today to present to you today with the Children’s Book Week Bookmarks of 2017. Featuring art from the illustrious pens and paints of Ekua Holmes, Yuyi Morales, LeUyen Pham, and Sonja Wimmer, you can thank Every Child a Reader (a nonprofit literacy organization dedicated to inspiring a love […]

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!

Children’s Week Bookmark Reveal (psst . . . It’s El Deafo related!)

Books. Kids.  This is pretty basic stuff.  One should read the other.  Preferable requently.  And I suppose that for some of us there’s a perception that urging children to read is a recent phenomenon.  An outgrowth of the digital age when kids have so many things to distract and entertain them.  Gone are the days […]

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.

Pictures of the Week: National Kid Lit Ambassador Kate DiCamillo Visits ‘School Library Journal’

En route to host the Children’s Book Week gala in New York City on May 14, National Ambassador of Children’s Literature Kate DiCamillo stopped by the SLJ office. The 2014 Newbery Award-winning author of Flora & Ulysses shared galleys of her next chapter book Leroy Ninker Saddles Up, out this August, and a companion to the “Mercy Watson” books.

Kinney, Glasser Win Children’s Choice Book Awards

“Wimpy Kid” author/illustrator Jeff Kinney and “Fancy Nancy” illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser scored the top prizes last night at the sixth annual Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards (CCBAs) gala, a charity event organized by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader. The honorees were selected by young readers across the country, who cast ballots at bookstores, school libraries, and on bookweekonline.com for their favorite books, author, and illustrator. The gala heralds the official start of the yearly Children’s Book Week celebration. The CCBAs is the only national book awards program in which the winning titles are chosen by kids and teens.

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.”