Association for Library Service to Children

ALSC invites applications for 2019 Arbuthnot Lecture with Dr. Debbie Reese

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the 2019 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Committee are proud to announce the opening of the application to host the 2019 event featuring scholar, blogger, and advocate for indigenous peoples Debbie Reese.

American Library Association announces 2018 youth media award winners

DENVER — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults—including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards—at its Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

A list of all the 2018 award winners follows:

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:
“Hello, Universe” written by Erin Entrada Kelly, is the 2018 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Juana Martínez-Neal y Ruth Behar ganan premios Pura Belpré

DENVER —Juana Martínez-Neal, ilustradora de La Princesa and the Pea; y Ruth Behar, autora de Lucky Broken Girl, fueron seleccionadas como las ganadoras del Premio de Ilustración y el Premio al Autor Pura Belpré 2018, que rinden 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.

Erin Entrada Kelly, Matthew Cordell win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

DENVER — Erin Entrada Kelly, author of “Hello, Universe” and Matthew Cordell, illustrator of “Wolf in the Snow” are the 2018 winners of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.

Laurel Snyder, Emily Hughes win Geisel Award for 'Charlie & Mouse'

DENVER — Author Laurel Snyder and illustrator Emily Hughes are the 2018 recipients of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for “Charlie & Mouse,” published by Chronicle Books. 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 & Exhibition held Feb. 9–13, in Denver.

Jacqueline Woodson wins 2018 Wilder Award

DENVER Jacqueline Woodson is the winner of the 2018 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. Her numerous works include “Brown Girl Dreaming” and “After Tupac & D Foster.”

Larry Dane Brimner wins 2018 Sibert Medal

DENVER — Larry Dane Brimner, author of “Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961,” was named the winner of the 2018 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for children published in 2017. 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 & Exhibits held Feb. 9 - 13, in Denver.

2018 Batchelder Award honors Delacorte Press for 'The Murderer’s Ape'

Denver — Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, is the winner of the 2018 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for “The Murderer’s Ape.” 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 & Exhibits held Feb. 9–13, in Denver.

Debbie Reese to deliver 2019 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

DENVER — Blogger and educator Debbie Reese, PhD, founder of American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) blog, will deliver the 2019 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. The announcement was made today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held Feb. 9–13, in Denver, Colorado.

Juana Martinez-Neal, Ruth Behar win Pura Belpré Awards

DENVER —Juana Martinez-Neal, illustrator of “La Princesa and the Pea,” and Ruth Behar, author of “Lucky Broken Girl,” are the 2018 winners of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award and Author Award, honoring Latino/a authors and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino/a cultural experience in children’s books.