Friday, April 29, 2011

Children's Book Week, May 2-8

The Children's Book Council inaugurated "Children's Book Week" in 1919. This year May 2-8 has been designated that week and events will be going on across the country:

The Children's Book Choice Awards (decided by tabulating votes from children) is now a part of these festivities. The award ceremony will be hosted by Jarrett Krosoczka (Lunch Lady series) and feature as presenters: Clare Vanderpool (winner of the 2011 Newbery Medal), Laurie Halse Anderson (author of Speak and Chains), Hilary Knight (Eloise creator), Katherine Paterson (National Ambassador for Young People's Literature), Erin E. Stead (winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal), R.L. Stine (legendary spook-master of the Lemony Snicket books), and Walter Dean Myers (winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for African American authors). New York, May 2:

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