Association for Library Service to Children

Duncan Tonatiuh, Guadalupe Garcia McCall win Pura Belpré Awards

DALLAS – Duncan Tonatiuh, illustrator of “Diego Rivera: His World and Ours,” and Guadalupe Garcia McCall, author of “Under the Mesquite,” are the 2012 winners of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award and Author Award, honoring Latino authors and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in children’s books. The awards were announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 20– 24 in Dallas.

Melissa Sweet wins 2012 Sibert Medal

DALLAS – Melissa Sweet, author and illustrator of “Balloons over Broadway:  The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade” was named the winner of the 2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for children published in 2011. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 20 – 24 in Dallas.

Jack Gantos, Chris Raschka win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

DALLAS-  Jack Gantos, author of “Dead End in Norvelt,” and Chris Raschka, illustrator of “A Ball for Daisy” are the 2012 winners of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.

Josh Schneider wins Geisel Award for 'Tales for Very Picky Eaters'

DALLAS– Author and illustrator Josh Schneider is the 2012 recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for “Tales for Very Picky Eaters”published by Clarion Books,an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 20 – 24 in Dallas.

ALSC announces 2011 Notable Children's Books

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2011 list of Notable Children's Books. The list of titles includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and picture books of special interest, quality, creativity and value to children 14 years of age and younger.

The list follows:

Younger Readers

ALSC announces 2011 Notable Children’s Videos

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2011 list of Notable Children’s Videos.  The list includes videos for children 14 years of age and younger that exhibit especially commendable quality, show respect for children’s intelligence and imagination and reflect and encourage the interests of children in exemplary ways.

The selected videos are:

ALSC names 2011 Notable Children’s Recordings

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2011 list of Notable Children’s Recordings. The list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that demonstrate respect for young people’s intelligence and imagination; exhibit venturesome creativity; and reflect and encourage the interests of children and young adolescents in exemplary ways.

The recordings selected are:

Eric Velásquez y Pam Muñoz Ryan ganan premios “Pura Belpré”

SAN DIEGO – Eric Velásquez,  ilustrador de “Grandma’s Gift” y Pam Muñoz Ryan, autora de “The Dreamer”, son los ganadores del Premio de Ilustración Pura Belpré 2011 y el Premio al Autor Pura Belpré 2011 respectivamente. La distinción rinde homenaje a los escritores e ilustradores hispanos cuyas obras constituyan el mejor reflejo, afirmación y celebración de la experiencia cultural hispana en la literatura infantil.

Sy Montgomery, Nic Bishop win 2011 Sibert Medal

SAN DIEGO - Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop, author and photographer/illustrator of “Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot,” were named the winners of the 2011 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for children published in 2010. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 7 – 11 in San Diego.

Author/Illustrator Tomie dePaola wins 2011 Wilder Award

SAN DIEGO Author/Illustrator Tomie dePaolais the winner of the 2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the United States, whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. His numerous works include “26 Fairmont Avenue” (Putnam, 1999); “Strega Nona” (Prentice-Hall, 1975); “The Legend of the Poinsettia” (Putnam, 1994); and “Oliver Button Is a Sissy” (Harcourt, 1979).

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