6/17/13: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has announced their 2013 Carle Honors. The Artist Honor goes to Chris Van Allsburg, who just happens to be celebrating his 64th birthday tomorrow. The Honors will be awarded in New York City on September 26.
6/14/13: Every year Bound to Stay Bound helps Jacksonville School District 117 put on the Library Treasure Hunt. For three weeks each spring all the fourth graders in the District form teams and spend their library period tracking down various facts in their library. In the process they learn how to work in teams and sharpen up their library skills. This year's winning team was at Eisenhower Elementary School and picked the unlikely team name of the Proboscis Monkeys!
More information about the Library Treasure Hunt can be found at our website at http://www.btsb.com/libcorner/tmyk/treasurehunt.php.
6/11/13: The African Studies Association announced their 2013 Children's Africana Book Awards recognizing excellence in children's literature set in or about Africa. The Awards ceremony will be November 9 at the National Museum of African Art in Washington D.C.
6/10/13: The Red House Children's Book Awards for 2013 have been announced. These awards given by the book stores of the United Kingdom, so some of the titles will be familiar to us in the United States but most will not be, at least up until now.
6/5/13: The Children's Literature Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English have announced their 2013 Notable Children's Books in the English Language Arts. This list contains their picks of books published in the previous year that are most useful in teaching language arts. Our version of the list can be found within the Series Search on our BTSB Bookstore.
6/4/13: The final winner of the Jessica Sibert Memorial Book Grant is Elsa Acosta and Liestman Elementary School in Houston Texas. We love the idea of many, many kids for years to come all over the country enjoying the books we have given away through this program over the last two years!
6/3/13: The Children's Book Committee at the Bank Street College of Education in New York City has announced their picks for The Best Children's Books of the Year for 2013. As it usually is, this list is the last of the major "best of" lists to be announced for books published in 2012.
5/31/13: The South Asia National Outreach Consortium has announced their 2013 South Asia Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. The award ceremony for this very new award will be held in Madison Wisconsin next October.
5/30/13: Promote Public Libraries! Our 13th video promoting libraries for you to share with various stakeholders. This one focuses on the value of public libraries and was produced by the Penfield, New York Public Library.
5/30/13: The American Association of School Librarians has announced its 2013 National School Library Program of the Year Award recipients. Pennsylvania Avenue School in Atlantic City, New Jersey and New Augusta South Elementary School in Indianapolis, Indiana are this year's recipients. The Awards will be presented at ALA in Chicago this summer.