“Why did THAT book win?”

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While it was more often a question of “why did that book LOSE?” (Martha, above, is expressing her incredulity at the ALA shutout of The Thing About Luck) the discussion at last night’s Children’s Books Boston panel about awards was lively. Cindy Ritter has a full recap over at Out of the Box. And: I […]

“Why Did THAT Book Win?” panel recap

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Though it may have been postponed a week thanks to a winter storm last Thursday, nearly one hundred children’s literature enthusiasts still showed up last night at 6:00 pm at Simmons College for Children’s Books Boston’s second event, “Why did THAT book win?”, a panel discussion about the 2014 ALA children’s book awards. The panelists […]

Two reminders

Make sure you’re in attendance at Lolly’s Classroom, which today takes on the topic of book reports that are a) fun for kids and b) not too much work for Teacher. Also, I hope you can come to our Children’s Books Boston event tomorrow night (rescheduled from last week), where I’m joined by Martha Parravano, […]

Children’s Books Boston event tonight postponed

Our event “Why Did THAT Book Win?” a panel discussion scheduled for tonight at Simmons College at 6 is being postponed due to the weather. Stay home and read a good book.  The event will take place NEXT Thursday, February 20th, same time, same place. We will send out a new invitation tomorrow, and I […]

We’ll never know

 . . . but that won’t stop speculation. While the winners (and honor books) of ALA’s Newbery and Caldecott Awards posed no surprises in themselves, everyone wants to know what happened to Mr. Tiger. As Calling Caldecott blogger Robin Smith sensibly says, it’s likely that the committee simply found four other books it liked more. […]

Join the club

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We had a great time at the Children’s Books Boston inaugural bash; it was nice to see you if you were there and you were greatly missed if you were not. If you are a Children-Books-Boston type, that is, if you live in these here parts and have a scholarly or professional interest in books […]

Children’s Books Boston kick-off event recap

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Last Thursday’s Children’s Books Boston kick-off party at Simmons College was a fantastic success, with nearly 300 Boston-area publishers, authors and illustrators, reviewers, agents, librarians, booksellers, and children’s literature academics in attendance. After an introduction by each of the CBB partners — Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge, The Horn Book, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Simmons College Center […]

Take the T!

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I hope to see many of you tonight for Children’s Books Boston‘s opening gala (read: cash bar and hummus) at Simmons College this evening. Cathie Mercier wanted me to remind you not to drive unless you are rich (in which case CBB will expect you to buy drinks all around) because parking in the Simmons […]