26 Nov It’s Monday! And the Winners Are… #IMWAYR #BuildYourStack
The Children’s Book Awards Luncheon is always a highlight of the NCTE conference. This year we were seated with poet and writing teacher, Amy VanDerwater, who gave us a signed copy of her newest book, Dreaming of You. Thank you, Amy!
As we listened to the announcements of the 2019 Orbis Pictus Awards we added nonfiction titles to our TBR stack. Congratulations to Sandra Neil Wallace and Bryan Collier for Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery, and to all of the Orbis Pictus honor and recommended book winners.
We were so surprised when Jonathan Auxier won the Charlotte Huck Award for Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster. This was one book we hadn’t heard of before this awards ceremony. Of course, we ordered a copy immediately and read it over vacation! What a powerful story about friendship and perseverance.
If you haven’t read the 2019 Charlotte Huck honor and recommended fiction titles, you will want to add these to your TBR list.
Our final congratulations go to Paul B. Janeczko for winning the 2019 NCTE Poetry Award.
Happy Reading, Everyone!
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