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The American Library Association Youth Media Awards are the most prestigious and best known awards given to the creators of literature for young people. The highest of these honors today went to The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, which won the Newbery Medal; and This Is Not My Hat, by Jon Klassen, which won the Caldecott Medal. A complete list of the awards can be found at the website of the American Library Association. Congratulations to the outstanding authors, illustrators, publishers, and producers of audio and visual content who were honored today.
Barbara Siegemund-Broka, library media specialist, maintains this blog to inform Pennekamp students and families about library news and related content. Any opinions expressed here are solely her own.
What's Ms. Barbara reading?
The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library, by Linda Bailey
Part of what makes paper a brilliant technology may be, in fact, that it offers us so much and no more. A small child cannot tap the duck and elicit a quack; for that, the child needs to turn to a parent. And when you cannot tap the picture of the horse and watch it gallop across the page, you learn that your brain can make the horse move as fast as you want it to, just as later on it will show you the young wizards on their broomsticks, and perhaps even sneak you in among them.
--from "The Merits of Reading Real Books to Your Children," by Perri Klass, in New York Times, August 8, 2016