If you, like me, are still riding high on the excitement of the 2023 Youth Media Awards announcements, there’s a good chance you’re feeling an urge to talk about these terrific titles with fellow kidlit enthusiasts. I’m delighted to share that you can now indulge your desire to talk about this year’s Newbery and Caldecott winners and honorees in the company of fellow library workers in an ALSC-led group. That’s right, you can participate in an upcoming ALSC YMA Book Club!
Category: Evaluation of Media
Work of ALSC Priority Group II and other topics of evaluation of media
Notable Children’s Books Committee 2023 – January Discussion List
The Notable Children’s Books Committee 2023 will host their open discussion sessions on January 20th and on January 23rd. You are welcome to register to observe the discussions!
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.
Notable Children’s Recordings Discussion – August 2022
The Notables Children’s Recordings Committee is pleased to announce this year’s first 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 will meet three times during the year for public discussion meetings, the first set will occur over 3 days on August 29-31 from 3:30-5:30 EST. The following recordings of books, some new and some older books with new productions of audiobooks, will be discussed: Title Author A is for Oboe: The Orchestra’s Alphabet Lera Auerbach, Marilyn Nelson Ain’t Burned All the Bright Jason Reynolds Alias Anna Susan Hood, Greg Dawson Apple Crush Lucy Kinsley Falling Short Ernesto Cisneros Gallant V.E. Schwab Good Job George Jane O’Conner Hilo Book 1 Judd Winick Honest June: The Show Must Go On Tina Wells In the Key of…
March Activities, News, STEM and More!
March Activities, News, STEM and More means tons of ideas for March programming and crafting. Plus, enjoy a plethora of bookish news. For STEM/STEAM programming, we have you covered and of course, it’s all the FREE resources you have come to love and count on. Read on, enjoy and let us know what works for you and what crashed and burned! It’s all good! But first: And secondly, I’ve made the editorial decision to pull the Just for YA! portion of this newsletter. If you still want to receive it, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or comment below. Thanks! Let’s Celebrate! The first annual Black Children’s Book Week will take place this year, February 27- March 5 Celebrate Black Children’s Book Week February 27th – March 5th! 24 Black Heroes Our Kids Should Know By Name March is… Plan your event with resources on Our Planet: Earth Celebrate National Library Week April 3…
My experience on the 2022 ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings Committee
Congratulations to all involved in the YMA Awards– writers, artists, publishers, committee members, and everyone it took to create this year’s canon of beautiful stories. Let us also remember the stories and creators that weren’t recognized and the stories yet to come. They matter. Awards are a huge honor, but they are also just awards and not a measure of a story’s worth or a creator’s talent. This year, I was on the ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings Committee. What an honor it was. Training for a half marathon was a helpful activity to complete the over 1,000 listening hours each member was assigned this year!
Winterizing Your Library Programming
Summer READing prep you say? So, preppers are prepping like crazy for summer reading. But, let’s face it: it’s still winter! Spring ain’t gonna spring anytime soon and the groundhog’s only just thinking about making some French press. While you’re doing your headless chicken routine hiring and lining up summertime performers, have a gander here for some great ideas for sort of now-ish! Don’t let the icy conditions slip you up! Okay, no more puns…for now! ; )) Feb Planning! 1 Students learn about George Washington Carver with this reading passage. [READ MORE] 2 This art-based idea focuses on the work of Langston Hughes, a well-known African American author who wrote poetry and plays. [READ MORE] 3 With adventurous characters, exciting plots, and three to five chapters per book, Leaves Chapter Books check all the boxes to engage beginning readers. [LEARN MORE] 4 Want more activities for Black History Month? [READ MORE] 8 Fun Facts about…
Are you offering a Mock Election in preparation for the YMA’s?
The ALA Youth Media Awards will take place virtually on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, at 8 a.m. CT during LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience. That’s less than 2 weeks from now! Are you offering a Mock Election to prepare for this event?