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Unexpected Grammy Winner in the Children’s Album Category

Did you know that a children’s audiobook could win a Grammy Award?  One just did!

I am Malala
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (a sound recording of the Young Readers Edition of Malala Yousafzai’s autobiography) won this year’s Grammy award for Best Children’s Album.  It is available on Playaway or on CD in the children’s or adult collection.

You can also check out some of the runners-up for the award:

Just Say Hi
Just Say Hi!
Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could

The Perfect Quirk
The Perfect Quirk
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Through the woods
Through The Woods
The Okee Dokee Brothers

American Library Association announces 2015 youth media award winners – News

The winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, and several other children’s book awards were announced yesterday, which you can read about here:

American Library Association announces 2015 youth media award winners – News.

Here are a few highlights (books that won multiple awards):

The Crossover
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander won the Newbery Medal and was also a Coretta Scott King Honor Book.  This title is also available as a Playaway audiobook.

Brown Girl Dreaming
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (which already won the National Book Award) won the Coretta Scott King Award for author and was named a Newbery Honor Book and a Sibert Honor Book (the Sibert awards are for nonfiction).  The library also owns this book as an audiobook on CD.

Viva Frida
Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales won the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award as well as a Caldecott Honor.

The Right Word
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, won the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award as well as a Caldecott Honor.

Josephine
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker was a King Illustrator Honor Book and a Sibert Honor Book.  This title is also available as an audiobook on CD.

Separate is never equal
Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh was a Belpré Illustrator Honor Book and a Sibert Honor Book.  This title is also available as an audiobook on CD and has been adapted to DVD.

There, I think that’s all the ones that overlapped!  I plan to share more about the list of the award winners in the coming days.

 

Quick Pick: The Man Who Walked between the Towers

The Man Who Walked between the Towers
The Man Who Walked between the Towers by Mordecai Gerstein

On August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit walked a tightrope between the Twin Towers, which were under construction at the time.  We hardly need to point out that he did NOT ask permission first!  The Caldecott medal-winning book mixes humor (Petit keeps walking away from the police, who are hardly going to come out after him) and poignancy for anyone who knows that the towers will later be lost.

Vote Now in the Rebecca Caudill 2014 Online Reading Club!

Attention club members — it’s time to vote!  Between now and February 25, if you have read 3 books on the 2014 Rebecca Caudill Award reading list, call us at 630-685-4181 or stop by the Children’s Services Desk and tell us what book you vote for.  If you are voting at school, you can’t vote at the library.  Remember – if you read all 20 books on the list, you’ll earn a free paperback copy of a book on the 2015 Rebecca Caudill list.  The free books will be available in April.

If you are in 4th through 8th grade and haven’t joined the Rebecca Caudill 2014 Club yet, you can register through February 8.

Voting in the Monarch (grades K – 3) and Bluestem (grades 3 – 5) clubs will take place February 15 – March 11.

2014 ALSC Media Awards – Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

2014 ALSC Media Awards – Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).

2014 Children’s Choice Book Award Online Clubs Return!

Registration has started for the Monarch (Kindergarten – grade 3), Bluestem (grades 3 – 5), and Rebecca Caudill (grades 4 – 8) online reading clubs!  In Children’s Services you will find the lists, annotated bibliographies, and copies of the books. Join your club (we’ll be happy to register you!) then read (or listen to) and log the minimum number of nominated books (see below). Vote for your favorite at the library (unless you are voting at school)! Read all 20 books on your list and you will be eligible for a free paperback copy of one of the nominees for 2015.

Monarch Award logo
Monarch

Register through March 8
Read 5 to vote February 15 – March 13
Club ends March 15

Bluestem Award logo
Bluestem

Register through March 8
Read 4 to vote February 15 – March 13
Club ends March 15

Caudill
Rebecca Caudill

Register through February 8
Read 3 to vote February 1 – 26
Club ends February 28

National Book Award

The Thing About Luck cover
The Thing about Luck by Cynthia Kadohata has been awarded the National Book Award in the young people’s literature category.  She has previously been awarded the Newbery Medal for Kira-Kira.