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Charlesbridge's Yolanda Scott and author Francisco X. Stork

Lest you think I think the Children’s Book Council is just a big bunch of dittoheads, I want to tell you about another CBC event that was going on at the very same time Rush and the Disney Princess were having their moment. Last Wednesday night, the Horn Book, along with Simmons and Children’s Books […]

The elephant was in the room

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I can’t decide if the p.r. disaster that was the Children’s Choice Awards last night is exacerbated or ameliorated by the fact that the Children’s Book Council website is down this morning (and, according to Facebook) has been offline since the announcements last night.(Edit 11.45AM:It’s back up.) I do know that the CBCBook Twitter account […]

It’s Children’s Book Week!

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Children’s Book Week is May 7–13, 2012. Visit the Children’s Book Council’s website for events and information. You may also get a kick out of these early ads for Children’s Book Week. They came to us courtesy of K. T. Horning whose article in the upcoming July/August 2012 Horn Book Magazine examines the old-as-the-hills arguments […]

New blog on the block

Horn Book alum Alvina Ling helps kick off the Children’s Book Council’s new blog CBC Diversity (And thank you, Shelftalker, for pointing me to it.)

>In the footsteps of giants

>I’m going to New York next week to help select the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and I’m taking names. Here are the criteria: Author or illustrator of fiction or nonfiction booksU.S. citizen, living in the U.S.Excellent and facile communicatorDynamic and engaging personalityKnown ability to relate to children; communicates well and regularly with […]

>The Many Mysteries of Children’s Choices

>Huh? seems to be the main question directed at the Children’s Book Council’s just-announced Children’s Choice Book Awards, an Internet election for “Favorite Books,” “Favorite Author,” and “Favorite Illustrator.” The five nominees, “compiled from a review of bestseller lists, including those prepared by BookScan, The New York Times and USA Today,” for each of the […]