Thanks to the generous support of Marshall Cavendish, ECRC is able to offer three tickets to the Newbery/Caldecott/Wilder Banquet at the ALA Annual Conference. This year’s banquet will be held Sunday, June 26, 2005, from 6:30-11:00 p.m. in the Sheraton Ballroom V-X. Tickets are $85 each, which would be out of the financial reach of most NMRT members if it weren’t for Marshall Cavendish.
Who can enter?: Any NMRT member!
How do I enter?: Just write a short essay (around 250 words) telling us why you want to attend the Newbery/Caldecott/Wilder banquet and how you feel you would benefit. Email your entry to Shannon Tennant at email@example.com by JUNE 8, 2005. Winners will be notified shortly thereafter. The deadline for Entries has been extended to June 13! Get your entries in now!
This year’s honorees are:
Newbery Medal Winner: Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
"With compelling quietude that makes room for both pathos and humor, this luminous novel takes us on Katie Takeshima's journey through a childhood punctuated by prejudice, poverty and family tragedy," said Award Committee Chair Susan Faust. "Young readers will be drawn into a narrative that radiates hope from the inside out."
Caldecott Medal Winner: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
"Thoughtful design, from the front jacket with reflective silver letters to the final image, sustains a completely satisfying read-aloud experience," said Caldecott Award Chair Betsy Hearne. "Kitten's frustration and eventual triumph--emotions familiar to young children--find artistic expression in a meticulously crafted book with classic appeal."
Wilder Medal Winner: Laurence Yep
Administered by the Association for Library Service to Children ( ALSC), the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award was first given to its namesake in 1954. The award, a bronze medal, honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.
If you’re interested in great children’s literature, enter the contest today!