Free Webinar on “What’s New in Children’s Literature” presented by Infopeople: On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, Penny Peck will lead a free one hour webinar on new books for children ages 0-12. The webinar begins at Noon (PDT), and more information and registration can be found at this website: What’s New in Children’s Literature 2014. Please join us for the fun!
Rush Limbaugh Wins Children’s Choice Book Award: Controversial right-wing radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was named the winner of the Children’s Choice Book Award for his novel Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims (Threshold Editions, 2013). The award is determined by a combination of sales and online voting, which led to criticism as adults could vote as well as children, and could vote multiple times. The book has received criticism for the plethora of historical inaccuracies.
Levine Wins First NY Historical Society Award: Kristin Levine has won the first New York Historical Society Award for children’s history for her book Lions of Little Rock (Putnam, 2012). The award will be given annually to any American history book (fiction or nonfiction) for ages 9 to 12; the award also comes with a prize of $10,000. Lions of Little Rock is a novel about two girls – one black, one white – who become friends during the school integration efforts of 1958 in Arkansas. http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/16/tale-of-school-integration-wins-childrens-history-book-prize/?_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=todayspaper&_r=0