Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize Winner

A Song for Ella Grey

David Almond has won the 2015 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for A Song for Ella Grey, which I just reviewed yesterday. Wonderful book.

This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are cool:

books:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

25+ Changes To Your Favorite Childhood Book Show How Much Society Has Changed http://buff.ly/1iZcuVR #kidlit

About that Embargo: Nancy Osa and Margarita Engle http://buff.ly/1MxrKSg #kidlit

American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL): Dear Teachers: An Open Letter about Images of Indians http://buff.ly/20ZsbhX

The best-of-the-year lists have begun – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1MzxI52 #kidlit

Children’s author Mem Fox on the joy of literature and why reading is important for children http://at.dailytelegraph.com.au/link/9b0daae558f62e513f09e9b297744220?domain=dailytelegraph.com.au … #kidlit

Copyfraud: Anne Frank Foundation claims father was "co-author," extends copyright by decades http://buff.ly/1QqLih9 #kidlit #copyright

"Polar Express" Author Reflects on the Holiday Classic, 30 Years Later http://buff.ly/1MxzpjD #kidlit

Q & A with Pat Zietlow Miller http://buff.ly/1QADKaW #kidlit

Recommended books on transgender lives – The Horn Book http://buff.ly/1O3HkJS #kidlit #yalit

well said..:

LIBRARIES

Cleveland Public Library’s First Bike-Based Library Service Initiative » Public Libraries Online http://buff.ly/1My5FmO #libraries

Josh Cowles: What needs to be said about ILEAD USA – Wisconsin

The Maker Movement is about Making Meaning — Medium http://buff.ly/1MxryCx #making

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READING

Can Reading Make You Happier? http://buff.ly/1X2zOj4 #reading

TEEN READS

Kwame Alexander Lands 4-Book Deal #daily #feedly http://buff.ly/1Yhg3Xn #yalit

2015 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

The winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature is

Challenger Deep

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Here is my review of the book which I called “a journey of brilliance and beauty.”