Children’s Book Awards

Jamie Hogan Chosen – 100 Great Children’s Books | 100 Years

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Children's Book Awards, Children's Book Illustration, Children's Literature | 1 comment

Jamie Hogan Chosen – 100 Great Children’s Books | 100 Years

The New York Public Library has declared that “great stories never grow old!” with the announcement of “100 Great Children’s Books | 100 Years” featuring “inspiring tales that have thrilled generations of children and their parents.”  Maine has been the home to both Classic and Contemporary children’s book creators and the list pays tribute to the state’s storytelling traditions. Readers will not be surprised to discover Maine creations Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey, and The Giver by Lois Lowry...

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Donate a Coretta Scott King Honor Book

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Children's Book Awards, Children's Book Illustration, Educator Outreach | Comments Off on Donate a Coretta Scott King Honor Book

Donate a Coretta Scott King Honor Book

Curious City likes to see fine books doing their good work in the world.   In celebration of the honor bestowed upon Daniel Minter by the Coretta Scott King Award Committee of the American Libraries Association for the illustrations in Ellen’s Broom, Curious City and Daniel Minter’s colleagues and friends are donating copies of the book to the The National Museum of African American History and Culture‘s education department at the Smithsonian.   Marcia and Daniel Minter ELLEN’S BROOM Lino Cut ELLEN’S BROOM Lino Cut ELLEN’S BROOM Illustration...

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Moonbird and Bunny Ears

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Children's Book Awards, Community Partnerships, Young Adult | Comments Off on Moonbird and Bunny Ears

Moonbird and Bunny Ears

Curious City accompanied Phillip Hoose to Harpswell Community TV to record his acknowledgement speech for the YALSA Excellence in NonFiction Award for his book Moonbird: A Year on the Wing with the Great Survivor B95.     Passing sunlit coves and stands of pine, we kept an eye out for the tower that would mark America’s last non-digital community station. A map inside the door was marked with red dots showing their transmission range down the pennisulas and up the rolling hills of  Downeast Maine.     Don, Donna, and Donelle invited us into the studio complete with...

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Author Phillip Hoose Given Katahdin Award for Lifetime Acheivement

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Children's Book Awards, Press Release | Comments Off on Author Phillip Hoose Given Katahdin Award for Lifetime Acheivement

With the announcement today of the Katahdin Award by the Maine Library Association, Phillip Hoose becomes one of the most honored writers in Maine’s history. In its announcement of The Katahdin Award, designed to honor an author’s body of work of outstanding merit, the Maine Library Association acknowledged that Phillip Hoose’s books for children, young adults, and adults have “brought the under noticed and overlooked to stunning clarity and inclusion with the power of his storytelling.”   Hoose became known nationally when his book, Claudette Colvin: Twice...

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Balloons Over Broadway & No Strings International

Posted by on Jan 23, 2012 in Children's Book Awards, Children's Book Illustration, Community Partnerships | 3 comments

Balloons Over Broadway & No Strings International

It was was with loud cheers and bright tears that children’s literature enthusiasts met the news that Melissa Sweet had won The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal for her visually stunning, playfully funny, and meticulously researched, Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade.   In honor of Melissa’s brilliant work and in memory of puppeteer Tony Sarg who she so lovingly portrays, readers around the country are making small donations to No Strings International, an incredible UK charity.   No Strings teams the wonderful...

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Affectionate Readers Wanted

Posted by on Jan 11, 2011 in Book Industry, Children's Book Awards | Comments Off on Affectionate Readers Wanted

  “Affection for a book is its best award, and books that earn that award arrive from the hearts and minds of writers, not juries.” –E.L. Konigsburg*   Delighted by the ALA Youth Media Awards?  Disappointed? The halls of the ALA Midwinter Conference buzzed with each librarian and reader’s applause (and whoops) for winning titles and sighs of disappointment (and rumbles of more than disappointment) for favorite titles not selected.   Instead of cataloging my complaints and huzzahs, I have resolved to instead be a more affectionate reader.  Taking a page from the...

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