Tag: children’s literature

Remembering Richard Peck

Remembering Richard Peck

The recent death of Richard Peck at age 84 invites reminiscence. I first met him back in the early 80s, when I interviewed him for my television author interview program In Print. I was immediately impressed by how easily articulate he was. I so enjoyed talking with him that we continued our conversation after the […]

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Of Hand Modeling and the 2018 YMAs

We’re still not done celebrating the 2018 Youth Media Awards. Watch this adorable, Booklist-produced video we made in tribute to this year’s winners. (And, if you haven’t already, check out our annotated list of winners and finalists here.) Until next year!

2018 Youth Media Award Winners Announced

2018 Youth Media Award Winners Announced

Early this morning at the Midwinter Meeting in Denver, the American Library Association announced the 2018 Youth Media Awards to a cheering crowd. Here’s a list of this year’s winning and honor titles, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.   JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly   Newbery Honor Books Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, […]

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Reading Without Walls: Are You Up for the Challenge?

Writer, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and MacArthur Genius Gene Luen Yang has thrown down an exciting challenge for April: diversify your reading list. As part of the national, month-long program Reading Without Walls, Yang has called upon readers of all ages to expand the kinds of literature they read. The rules are as follows:   Participants can […]

Congratulations, MacArthur Genius Gene Luen Yang!

Congratulations, MacArthur Genius Gene Luen Yang!

On Wednesday, when the MacArthur Foundation announced its 2016 fellows, Gene Luen Yang among them, Booklist released a collective cheer. “Gene’s work in the field of children’s literature and graphic novels makes him utterly deserving of this award,” says Sara Hunter,  Booklist’s senior editor of Books for Youth. “Not only does he pen entertaining stories full […]

Explore Diversity: The Reading Without Walls Challenge

Explore Diversity: The Reading Without Walls Challenge

On Thursday, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader deployed a pilot program in 25 schools nationwide, with the aim of encouraging students “to explore books of diverse voices, genres, and formats.” That initiative, spearheaded by National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang and dubbed the Reading Without Walls Challenge, tasks readers to tackle work that […]

Roald Dahl Turns 100 Today

Roald Dahl Turns 100 Today

Roald Dahl’s actual birthday is today. He’d be 100 years old. It’s time to party. For those of you who’ve been trapped under a rock by a coven of scary yet entertaining witches, Dahl’s estate and publisher have been celebrating with a boatload of Dahl-themed events, culminating this weekend with birthday parties around the world. To […]