Children’s Book Awards

Big Book Love for the Coretta Scott King Awards

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Children's Book Awards, Children's Literature, Community Partnerships, Podcast | Comments Off on Big Book Love for the Coretta Scott King Awards

Big Book Love for the Coretta Scott King Awards

  In honor of Valentine’s Day we are going to talk about the BIG LOVE librarians show kidlit each year at the annual Youth Media Awards. Every January clever librarians gather to choose and announce medals and honors for 18 individual awards. The award that keeps Curious City on the edge of our seats is the Coretta Scott King Awards. The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award...

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Curious City Besties 2016 : Non-Fiction & Novels

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Children's Book Awards, Children's Literature, Community Partnerships, Podcast | Comments Off on Curious City Besties 2016 : Non-Fiction & Novels

Curious City Besties 2016 : Non-Fiction & Novels

CURIOUS CITY BESTIES 2016: Non-Fiction & Novels Curious City declares their 2016 “Besties” — the 2016 children’s book releases that have been their constant companions this fine KidLit year! What non-fiction book, chapter book, middle grade novel, or young adult novel will be a child’s “bestie”? What 2016 book will be your favorite companion? Illustration from THE NIAN MONSTER © Alina Chau ……………………………………………………… NON-FICTION...

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Curious City Besties ’15

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in Children's Book Awards, Children's Book Illustration, Community Partnerships, Podcast | Comments Off on Curious City Besties ’15

Curious City Besties ’15

What book will be a child’s “bestie”?   What 2015 book will be your child’s favorite companion? Best Children’s Books of 2015 Everyone in the book review press is lining up to declare the best of 2015.  They are, indeed, astounding reads all.  See the latest lists at the bottom of this post. Buying Books for Children? If you are buying books for children, though, the best route is to approach a bookseller or librarian and describe your young reader by personality and (if you know) by their favorite books.  Those booksellers and librarians are magic at making...

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Get Your Extraordinary On

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in Activity Kit, Book Themed Events, Children's Book Awards, Event Kit, Kinetic Literacy, Story Hour Kit | Comments Off on Get Your Extraordinary On

Get Your Extraordinary On

  Congratulations to Sarah Dillard! Her Extraordinary Warren: A Super Chicken is a Finalist for the Cybils! The Extraordinary Sarah reached out to Curious City looking for ways to get the word out about her two forthcoming picture book/early reader/comic book chicken-hero releases.  As with each new client, we started with a brainstorm,  That brainstorm looked like this… Makes perfect sense right?  The result of the brainstorm was the decision to create a Story Hour Kit where readers could become “extraordinary” themselves.  Together Sarah and I developed three...

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The 2014 Curious City Besties

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Children's Book Awards, Children's Literature, Community Partnerships | 3 comments

The 2014 Curious City Besties

What book will be a child’s “bestie”?   What 2014 book will be your child’s favorite companion? Everyone in the book review press is lining up to declare the Best Children’s Books of 2014.  They are, indeed, astounding reads all. If you are buying books for children, though, the best route is to approach a bookseller or librarian and describe your young reader by personality and (if you know) by their favorite books.  Those booksellers and librarians are magic at making book matches.  Let them give you a unique idea for a book gift. If you’re buying gifts...

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Valentine to Kid Lit

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Children's Book Awards, Children's Literature, Curious City, Press on Curious City | Comments Off on Valentine to Kid Lit

Valentine to Kid Lit

As the day to celebrate romantic love approaches, we ask what Kid Lit character holds your heart in a way only a Valentine should? Who would you run away with? Listen to Podcast of our conversation on Kid Lit Love with Chris Lenois of WKVT’s Live & Local here. In a poll of children’s book writers, librarians, and readers on Facebook, the Classics came into play. Would you also… Go down the river with Huck Finn? Go into that dark cave with Tom Sawyer? Go up into the Alps with Heidi? Take the plunge with Mr. Darcy? Go into Boo Radley’s yard with Scout? Leave the...

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