BookKids: Awards season is here!

No, we're not talking about the Oscars. Kids booksellers (and favorite mother-son duo) Merrilee and Thomas share their predictions for the 2019 Caldecott and Newbery Medal winners. Who do YOU think will win? Picture books are Merrilee's thing. As much as we all try to know a little bit about everything, booksellers tend to have … Continue reading BookKids: Awards season is here!

BookKids kicks off 2018 with LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

The Kids team is kicking off the new year with love and great books! Here, a look at our latest display, inspired by our upcoming event with Newbery Medal winning author Matt de la Peña and New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long on Saturday, January 20 @ 11:30 AM. When we got our hands … Continue reading BookKids kicks off 2018 with LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Newbery, Caldecott & Printz Award Winners Announced!

The 2015 Newbery Medal has gone to Matt de la Peña for Last Stop on Market Street (iIllustrated by Christian Robinson). The 2015 Randolph Caldecott Medal went to Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, illustrated by Sophie Blackall, written by Lindsay Mattick. The Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults … Continue reading Newbery, Caldecott & Printz Award Winners Announced!

The Super Bowl of Children’s Literature, 2/2/14

In case you haven't heard, tomorrow is a big day for football. But there is another really big day early in the morning on Monday, February 2. No one will be spiking the ball, evaluating multi-million dollar commercials, or lip syncing at halftime. Nope, the question Monday morning will be "what will win?" as children's … Continue reading The Super Bowl of Children’s Literature, 2/2/14

My Trip to the ALA Midwinter Meeting

~post by Ellen This past January, over 10,000 librarians, publishers, and book-industry people met for the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. If you want to read about the conference in more detail, you can do so here, but I’m going to tell you about my ALA Midwinter 2014. I’m not sure how many … Continue reading My Trip to the ALA Midwinter Meeting

ALA Youth Media Award Winners

MICHAEL L. PRINTZ AWARD In Darkness by Nick Blake Printz Honor Books: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein Dodger by Terry Pratchett The White Bicycle by Beverley Brenna _____________________________________________________________________ CALDECOTT MEDAL This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen Caldecott Honor Books: … Continue reading ALA Youth Media Award Winners