Monday, December 30, 2013

Getting Ready for the 2014 Caldecott / Newbery Announcements

In American Libraries' 2014 preview of the midwinter convention Jacqueline Briggs Martin's Snowflake Bentley was featured with a comment by the Caldecott Award winning illustrator for that book, Mary Azarian-- 

Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.
The 2014 Youth Media Award announcements will take place during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibition at 8 a.m. ET, on January 27, from the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The ALA also will offer a live webcast of the 2014 announcements.

McBookwords arranges appearances by authors/illustrators in libraries, school, other literature forums. We are now booking appearances for the rest of 2013-2014; and for 2014-15. McBookwords has a dozen or more authors that speak with young readers. If you would like to investigate having any of our authors visit your school or library -- for an author appearance please contact us via e-mail 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. Authors/illustrators can provide so much in terms of background and inspiration for reading and writing. smc

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