Never Too Old

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) has a great new book list : Never Too Old: Picture Books to Share with Older Children and Teens.
The books are grouped into different categories that make me want to run out and gather up piles to read:
Visualize This: Books about the Arts
Notes on a Page: Books about Music
Into the Past: Books about History
Theories and Revelations: Books about Math and Science
Challenges and Change: Stories of Politics, Identity and Understanding
Seriously Surreal: Tales of (Im)possibility
Over-the-Top: Sly and Sophisticated Humor
All Cracked Up: Fractured Fairy Tales and Fables
Those last three categories really speak to me! They are the ones that have me making lists of new books to try. But I love the depth to the lists, making them useful not only to librarians but to teachers as well.

Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award

Hey, it’s Friday and I have a poetry-related post!  Amazing! 

The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award winner has been announced:

Jazz by Walter Dean Myers.

This makes Myers the first poet to win the award twice.

Three Honor Books were also selected:

Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant by Jack Prelutsky.

The Braid by Helen Frost.

Tour America by Diane Siebert.

And finally, the Promising New Poet Award goes to:

Joyce Lee Wong for Seeing Emily

Thanks to CCBC-Net for the news.