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2011 Children’s Committe Book Awards

Author and 2011 Flora Stieglitz Straus Award winner Andrea Davis Pinkney shares her latest book “Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down” with Bank Street School for Children students. Illustrations by Brian Pinkney, published by Little Brown. The

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Irma Black 2010-11 Semifinalists

Bank Street has chosen the semifinalists for the Irma S. and James H. Black Award. “Amazing Faces” by Lee Bennett Hopkins; illustrated by Chris Soentpiet “A Bedtime for Bear” by Bonnie Becker; illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton “Bones: Skeletons and

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Mock Printz Award 2011

Another year has come and gone and it’s Mock Printz award time. If you are wondering who the candidates were EarlyWord has a list. And the winner is (drum roll) Kenneth Oppel’s “Half Brother,” published by Scholastic: Honorable mentions are

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Irma Black 2010-11 Reading List Update

Here is the final Irma Black Reading List for 2010-11. The books are located in their usual spot, inside the library’s technical services room.

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I Love My Librarian

(New York, NY) – Librarians in our nation’s 123,000 libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of people every day.  If a librarian has made a difference in your life, now is the chance to tell your story.

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Irma Black Award: The Finalists

The Irma Black Award committee has now chosen four finalists, and here they are in no particular order: “Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem,” by Mac Barnett “A Penguin Story,” by Antoinette Portis “Robot Zot!” by Jon Scieszka “Sergio

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Mock Printz Award

Another book event School for Children students are involved in is the Mock Printz Award. The goal of this award is to identify literary excellence in young adult literature. The 2010 winner is “Wintergirls,” by Laurie Halse Anderson. Mock Honor

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Happy Ruth Krauss birthday!!! Here's some Ruth love in a display of Writers Lab books at The Picture Book Re-Imagined, on view at Pratt Manhattan Gallery through September 15 :) It's getting busy. Can't wait for this cozy reading nook to take shape @ The Picture Book Reimagined Wow, even a half installed Leonard Marcus exhibition is amazing! The Picture Book Re-Imagined: The Children's Book Legacy of Pratt Institute and Bank Street College of Education opens next Tuesday 7/12 at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery :) Happy last day @school_for_children! Happy birthday Brownie!!! Here she is (on left) on Bank Street with Mary Phelps in 1941. #margaretwisebrown #bankstreetarchives Happy Arnold Lobel birthday!! Celebrating with Mouse Tales, the winner of the very first Irma Black Award in 1972! :) #irmablackaward Another new edition from very inspirational keynote speaker Scott Magoon! So great to have him back at Bank Street :) Ragweed! New wall art from Irma Black honoree Anne Vittur Kennedy :)
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