Access a list of state awards by state.) Illinois has the Monarch award list. On the Illinois School Library Media Association's Monarch site are lists (current and past) and many resources for the books on the reading list. In 2012, the list included Jim Aylesworth's The Mitten and Dori Hillestad Butler's Edgar winning mystery book for older primary - intermediate readers, The Case of the Lost Boy. The Case of the Lost Boy is a favorite of two young readers from Indian Prairie Library in Darien, Illinois. This booktalk is precious -- and right on target:
A great model for sharing with students and inviting them to create their own videos of booktalks for a favorite book of theirs.
Jim Aylesworth is a popular speaker in schools and libraries and brings much inspiration for reading and writing.
If you are interested in inviting Jim Aylesworth to your school or library -- for an author appearance please contact us at McBookwords. Aylesworth often speaks in schools with young readers, and at all types of groups that are interested in literacy and books.
has a dozen or more authors that speak with young readers. If you
would like to investigate having an author visit your school or library
-- for an author appearance
contact us at McBookwords.
Each of these authors often speak in schools with young readers, and
at all types of groups that are interested in literacy and books.