September 22, 2017

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2016 Children’s/YA Lambda Literary Award Finalists Announced

Celebrating its 28th year, the Lambda Literary Awards selected the finalists in 25 categories, including children’s and YA titles—two of which, George by Alex Gino and More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera, were SLJ Best Books of 2015.

Little, Brown Partners with LEGO; Lambda Literary Award Finalists | News Bites

In the latest News Bites: voting for the Children’s Choice Book Award is wide open until May 3; Little, Brown will release its first LEGO graphic novel in September 2015; and the finalists for the Lambda Literary Award for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books published in 2014 have been announced.

Help Rebuild Oklahoma Libraries; Lammys, Ezra Jack Keats Minigrants Presented | News Bites

Capstone Publishing has created different ways that the library community can help the children and school libraries affected by the recent tornado in Moore, OK. The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation’s Minigrant Program has awarded 59 grants to teachers and librarians in 29 states. The World Almanac for Kids Online has been relaunched by Infobase Learning to include a new streamlined interface and new content. Benjamin Alire Sáenz won a Lambda Award for his acclaimed Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe in the LGBT Children’s/Young Adult category.