Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Children's Book Week: May 10 - 16
"A great nation is a reading nation."

Children's Book Week began in 1913 when Franklin K Matthiews, the librarian of the Boys Scouts of America began touring the country to promote the idea that children’s books can change lives. He proposed creating a Children's Book Week, which would be supported by all interested groups: publishers, booksellers, and librarians.

In 1916 the American Booksellers Association and the American Library Association cooperated with the Boy Scouts in sponsoring a Good Book Week. Children's Book Week has been celebrated nationally, since 1919.

In 1944, the newly-established Children's Book Council assumed responsibility for Children's Book Week.

In 2008, Children’s Book Week moved from November to May and was transferred to Every Child a Reader, the philanthropic arm of the children’s publishing industry. The Children's Book Council also created the Children's Choice Book Awards, the only national child-chosen book awards program, giving young readers a powerful voice in their own reading choices.

The need for Children’s Book Week today is as essential as it was in 1919, and the task remains the realization of Frederic Melcher’s fundamental declaration: “A great nation is a reading nation.”

Children’s Choice Book Awards

The Children's Choice Book Awards winners will be announced live at the Children's Choice Book Awards gala on May 11 in New York City as part of Children's Book Week, the oldest national literacy event in the United States.

~ Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year
~ Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year
~ Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year
~ Teen Choice Book of the Year
~ Author of the Year
~ Illustrator of the Year

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Children's Choice Book Award winners are as follows:
Author of the Year
James Patterson for Max
Illustrator of the Year
Peter Brown for The Curious Garden
Kindergarten to 2nd
Lulu the Big Little Chick
Paulette Bogan
3rd - 4th
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute Jarrett J. Krosoczka
5th - 6th
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-so-fabulous Life Rachel Renee Russell
Teen Choice Book of the Year
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
@ http://www.cbcbooks.org/news/22