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Jacqueline Woodson Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

5 Jan

woodson.jpgJacqueline Woodson, a four-time Newbery Honor Medalist, Coretta Scott King Book Award winner, former Young People’s Poet Laureate, and National Book Award Winner has just been named the sixth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. An inauguration ceremony will be held on Tuesday, January 9 at 10:30am at the Library of Congress and will be livestreamed on the Library of Congress’s YouTube Channel.

She will have big shoes to fill as she succeeds Gene Luen Yang, Kate DiCamillo, Walter Dean Myers, Katherine Paterson and Jon Scieszka, but I have no doubt that given her platform, “READING = HOPE x CHANGE (What’s Your Equation?)” Jacqueline will do a fine job of working with kids across the country and showing how they can make even the smallest difference in the world. Check out the School Library Journal’s article for more information about Jacqueline’s campaign and plans for her ambassadorship.

The National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature is jointly sponsored by the Children’s Book Council, Every Child a Reader and the Library of Congress.



Picture Book Month: Dogs

11 Nov

This title is all about expression, and if you don’t use expression, this will be one of the most boring books you read… because the only word throughout the whole story is “ball.”

The adorable dog on the cover loves playing with his ball. He waits (not so patiently) for his human to wake up to play ball, he waits all day while she’s at school to come back and play ball and while he’s waiting he tries to engage the rest of his family to play with him but with very little luck.

This story is great for dog-loving families, for kids learning to read with expression and works really well as a tool to engage kids in more than just the word on the page. The pictures really tell the story! Continue reading

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