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Discovery Children’s Museum Hosts the Storyland Exhibit

Discovery Children's MuseumThe Discovery Children’s Museum is hosting the “Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites” traveling exhibit.

According to the museum’s website, the curators created seven “three dimensional, bi-lingual (English and Spanish) play and learning environments that highlight the six pre-reading skills.” The Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children (a division of the American Library Association) define those skills as “disposition to read, print awareness, letter knowledge, sound awareness, vocabulary, and narrative skills and comprehension.”

They drew inspiration from the following titles: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault, Abuela by Arthur Dorros, and Tuesday by David Wiesner. The closing date for this exhibition has been scheduled for January 04, 2015.

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David Wiesner Lands Deal for Baseball Picture Book

Three-time Caldecott Medal winner David Wiesner has inked a book deal for a new picture book called I Got It! Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers’ Clarion Books imprint will publish the book in spring 2015.

Clarion Books publisher Dinah Stevenson acquired the book in an unagented deal. Stevenson will also edit the picture book Here’s more from the release:

In the split second after the ball leaves the bat and before the young outfielder catches it (or doesn’t), the images that pass through the boy’s mind—ranging from a successful catch to a nightmarish slog through quicksand—form a suspenseful, spellbinding wordless picture book in the best Wiesner tradition.

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Children’s Choice Book Awards Finalists Unveiled

The 2011 finalists for the Children’s Choice Book Awards have been revealed. Kids can vote from March 14th to April 29th, and the winners will be announced live at the Children’s Choice Book Awards gala in May. Individual title nominees have been divided into four groups classified by different school grades.

In the Author of the Year category, teen fiction writers dominate. The nominees include Suzanne Collins for Mockingjay, Stephenie Meyer for The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner, Rick Riordan for The Lost Hero, Jeff Kinney for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, and Cassandra Clare for Clockwork Angel.

Children of all grades are encouraged to vote for the Illustrator of the Year award. Those nominated for in this category include Loren Long for President Barack Obama‘s Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, David Wiesner for Art & Max, Mo Willems for Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion, Robin Preiss Glasser for Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique, and Nancy Tillman for Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You. Who do you want to win?

Newbery, Caldecott Awards and More from ALA

The American Library Association has handed out the top books and video for children and young adults at its Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

  • The Newbery went to The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, illustrated by Matt Phelan (S&S/Richard Jackson).
  • The Caldecott went to Flotsam illustrated by David Wiesner (Clarion).
  • The Printz went to American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (First Second/Roaring Brook Press).
  • The Coretta Scott King Author Book winner was Copper Sun by Sharon Draper (S&S/Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
  • The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book winner was Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Carole Boston Weatherford (Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children).