Blogger Mary R. Voors

Last Call for Your 2023 Mock YMA Submissions!

Have you checked out the 2023 Mock YMA Elections Results page recently? More and more submissions are being received in anticipation of next week’s Youth Media Awards. If you have a book discussion group which has deliberated in a Mock YMA program, submit your winning titles using this form for inclusion in the list. Having served on the Newbery committee myself, I know that no discussion group probably approaches the intensity that the Award committees have experienced this past year as they prepared through intense reading, discussion, re-reading, and extremely thoughtful examinations of the books, but it is always great fun to see what people around the country are reading and selecting in their own discussions. What do YOU think will win these “Best of the Best in Children’s Books” Awards? Check out the 2023 Mock YMA Election Results page to learn what has been selected at mock election programs…

Blogger Mary R. Voors

Notable Children’s Recordings – Final Discussion for 2023 List

The Notable Children’s Recordings Committee is pleased to announce the final set of public discussion meetings.  The NCR committee’s charge is to develop a list of the most notable recordings of audiobooks and music of interest for children ages 0-14 produced in 2022.  The committee has met two previous times for public discussion meetings for the 2023 list. The final public discussions will take place on Monday, January 16th, Thursday, January 19th, and Tuesday, January 24th.

Blogger Mary R. Voors

Notable Children’s Books Discussions – November 2022

Each year the ALSC Notable Children’s Books Committee identifies the best of the best in children’s books. According to the Notables Criteria, “notable” is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children’s books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children’s interests in exemplary ways. This year the 2023 Notable Children’s Books committee will be meeting on Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022 and Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022. Each session will begin at 1:00 PM (Central Time) and will be approximately four hours long. Register to watch the online discussions here. Here is the list of titles which will be discussed: Picture Books  ● Alone Like Me by Rebecca Evans. Anne Schwartz Books / Random House  ●…