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Jan 27, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – WGBH is the 2020 recipient of the Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award for the app, Molly of Denali. 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 January 24 - 28, in Philadelphia.

Jan 27, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – Kevin Henkes is the winner of the 2020 Children’s Literature Legacy Award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the United States, whose books have made a significant and lasting contribution to literature for children. His numerous works include “Julius, the Baby of the World” (Greenwillow Books, 1990), “Olive’s Ocean” (Greenwillow Books, 2003), and “Waiting” (Greenwillow Books, 2015).

Jan 27, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – Author and illustrator James Yang is the 2020 recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for “Stop! Bot!” published by Viking, Penguin Young Readers. 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 January 24 - 28, in Philadelphia.

Jan 27, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – Kevin Noble Maillard and Juana Martinez-Neal, author and illustrator of “Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story” were named the winners of the 2020 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for children published in 2019. 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 January 24 - 28, in Philadelphia.

Jan 27, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – Enchanted Lion Books is the winner of the 2020 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for “Brown.” 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 January 24 - 28, in Philadelphia.

Jan 27, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – Literary scholar Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop will deliver the 2021 ALSC Children’s Literature 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 January 24 - 28, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

Jan 27, 2020

FILADELFIA – Rafael López, ilustrador de “Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln”; y Carlos Hernández, autor de “Sal and Gabi Break the Universe”, fueron seleccionados como los ganadores del Premio de Ilustración y el Premio al Autor Pura Belpré 2020, 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.

Jan 27, 2020

PHILADELPHIA – Rafael López, illustrator of “Dancing Hands : How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln,” and Carlos Hernandez, author of “Sal and Gabi Break the Universe,” are the 2020 recipients 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.

Jan 27, 2020

PHILADELPHIA– Scholastic Audiobooks producer of the audiobook, “Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction,” has won the 2020 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production. The award announcement was made today during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held January 24 - 28, in Philadelphia.  

Jan 25, 2020

PHILADELPHIA -Dr. Claudette S. McLinn is the 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). This prestigious award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to library service to children and to ALSC.

McLinn is the founder and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature (CSMCL) and a long-time literacy consultant, advocate, and speaker on library services to children and culturally diverse children’s literature.