The longlist for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award has been released. It is the world’s largest prize in children’s literature with a purse worth more than $600,000.
215 authors and illustrators have been nominated from 59 countries around the world for the 2016 award.
American nominees include Eric Carle, Neil Gaiman, Maira Kalman, Ursula Le Guin, Lois Lowry, Naomi Shihab Nye, Peter Sis and David Wiesner.
United Kingdom nominees include Allan Ahlberg, David Almond, Quentin Blake, Raymond Briggs, Aidan Chambers, Michael Foreman, Morris Gleitzman, Shirley Hughes, Oliver Jeffers, Michael Morpurgo, Patrick Ness, and Marcus Sedgwick.
Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are cool:
25 years of Amazing Grace – http://buff.ly/1LsUiiW
Better Book Title for I Want My Hat Back – http://buff.ly/1GIJojB
Dark Horse Comics to Publish ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Graphic Novel Series http://buff.ly/1joGCLA
Five questions for Duncan Tonatiuh – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1ZE9PlY
Hervé Tullet announces next children’s book, ‘Let’s Play’ – http://buff.ly/1LsU9fe
The Hidden Depths of Sandra Boynton’s Board Books – The New Yorker http://buff.ly/1LsZQoY
Michael Ian Black on his surprising turn as a noted children’s book author – http://buff.ly/1X0L9lq
We Need Diverse Books’ Author Visit: Rita Williams-Garcia – http://buff.ly/1ZkYKpO
Bus service targets young riders with storytimes, songs – http://buff.ly/1joCxad
Library builder’s monument of books – BBC News – http://buff.ly/1Nd9MXv
Life, Library, and the Pursuit of Happiness http://buff.ly/1Zlqyui
Beautiful Books That Are Beautifully Made by Donalyn Miller – http://buff.ly/1NbA3Fw
The Latest and Greatest Middle School Reads – http://buff.ly/1LtFiwI
Meg Rosoff makes major misstep in her uneducated response to books about diverse children – http://buff.ly/1LMg3w5
New Zealand ban on Into the River lifted – http://buff.ly/1ZGiJ2k