And the Winner is…..

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Don’t you just love this time of year when all the book awards get announced!  No worries about a red carpet and who is wearing what, instead; librarians are checking the list of titles for their favorite authors and illustrators as well as searching for new ‘gold’ in the world of books.

Check these out:

The  17th Annual Charlotte Zolotow Award for outstanding picture book writing goes to  acclaimed children’s

book author Lemony Snicket’s The Dark (Little, Brown), illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen.

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http://www.slj.com/2014/01/awards/lemony-snickets-the-dark-takes-2014-charlotte-zolotow-award/

 

2014 Texas 2×2 Reading List just announced!

http://www.txla.org/2X2-new

 

And for the ‘biggies’ revealed in Philadelphia…Watch the 2014 Newbery and Caldecott Announcement Live!

http://live.webcastinc.com/ala/2014/live/

Who needs Hollywood, we have books!  Books with shiny new medallions proudly affixed to their covers!  A heartfelt thank you to the committees who put in countless hours reading and discussing and deciding.  We, the reader, salute you, now as the media attention shifts to the worthy recipients of their respective awards.  Your efforts and selections are now part of history.

Terry Roper

Terry Roper

Terry Roper, Library Consultant for Region 10 ESC. has been an educator/librarian in the North Texas area for 22 years. She has worked on elementary and high school campuses as well as central administration. Ms. Roper has experience dealing with English language learners of all levels and works closely with the Region 10 Literacy Team. Terry loves dealing with literacy and information dissemination and talking about book stuff!

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