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New from ACRL - “Becoming a Library Leader”

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 14:46

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Becoming a Library Leader: Seven Stages of Leadership Development for Academic Librarians" by Shin Freedman and James M. Freedman, offering exercise, activities, and stories to help librarians develop and hone their leadership potential.  

2020 Over the Rainbow Book List features 70 titles for adult readers

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 13:41

PHILADELPHIA -- The Over the Rainbow Book List Committee of the American Library Association's Rainbow Roundtable (RRT) gave careful consideration to 324 books this year, 152 fiction and 172 nonfiction. Choosing 32 fiction titles and 38 nonfiction titles to make up the complete 2020 Over the Rainbow Book List, the committee was thrilled by the continued expansion of queer publishing, the depth of substantial topics covered, and the number of quality books from all over the genre spectrum. No longer is the focus solely upon stories of tragedy, but rather about lives filled with joy.

Jerry Craft, Kadir Nelson win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:37

PHILADELPHIA - Jerry Craft, author of “New Kid,” and Kadir Nelson, illustrator of “The Undefeated,” are the 2020 recipients of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.

LITA announces the 2020 Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 11:53

The LITA Committee Recognizing Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction presents the 2020 Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists. The lists are composed of notable children’s and young adult science fiction published between November 2018 and October 2019 and organized into three age-appropriate categories.

American Library Association announces 2020 youth media award winners

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 10:20

PHILADELPHIA- The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

A list of all the 2020 award winners follows: 

PBS Kids wins Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award for the app, 'Molly of Denali'

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 10:14

PHILADELPHIA – PBS Kids is the 2020 recipient of the Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award for the app, Molly of Denali. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibition held January 24 - 28, in Philadelphia.

Kevin Henkes wins 2020 Children’s Literature Legacy Award

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 10:09

PHILADELPHIA – Kevin Henkes is the winner of the 2020 Children’s Literature Legacy Award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the United States, whose books have made a significant and lasting contribution to literature for children. His numerous works include “Julius, the Baby of the World” (Greenwillow Books, 1990), “Olive’s Ocean” (Greenwillow Books, 2003), and “Waiting” (Greenwillow Books, 2015).

James Yang wins Geisel Award for 'Stop! Bot!'

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 10:03

PHILADELPHIA – Author and illustrator James Yang is the 2020 recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for “Stop! Bot!” published by Viking, Penguin Young Readers. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibition held January 24 - 28, in Philadelphia.

Kevin Noble Maillard, Juana Martinez-Neal win 2020 Sibert Medal

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 09:57

PHILADELPHIA – Kevin Noble Maillard and Juana Martinez-Neal, author and illustrator of “Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story” were named the winners of the 2020 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for children published in 2019. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held January 24 - 28, in Philadelphia.

2020 Batchelder Award honors Enchanted Lion Books for Brown

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 09:50

PHILADELPHIA – Enchanted Lion Books is the winner of the 2020 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for “Brown.” The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held January 24 - 28, in Philadelphia.

The Batchelder Award is given to the most outstanding children’s book originating in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.

“When Aidan Became a Brother” and “The Black Flamingo” win 2020 Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 09:37

PHILADELPHIA – “When Aidan Became a Brother” written by Kyle Lukoff and illustrated by Kaylani Juanita and published by Lee & Low Books Inc., and “The Black Flamingo” by Dean Atta with illustrations by Anshika Khullar and published by Hodder Children’s Books, an imprint of Hachette Children’s Group, part of Hodder and Stoughton, are the 2020 recipients of the Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award.

"The Field Guide to the North American Teenager" wins 2020 William C. Morris Award

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 09:32

PHILADELPHIA– “​​​​​​The Field Guide to North American Teenager,” written by Ben Philippe

2020 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 09:32

Philadelphia ––The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Schneider Family Book Awards, which honor an author or illustrator for the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. The award was announced today during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits from January 24– 28, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

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