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Kim Tomsic

Monday, January 19, 2015

Oregon's Best Children's Book Writers of 2014

"Literary Arts is pleased to announce the 2015 Oregon Book Awards finalists and Literary Fellowship recipients.
The Oregon Book Award winners will be announced at the 28th annual Oregon Book Awards ceremony on April 13, 2015 at the Gerding Theater at the Armory. Mitchell Jackson, author of
The Residue Years, the Multnomah County Everybody Reads selection for 2015, will host the ceremony. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets.com."


Judge: Lesléa Newman
Kim T. Griswell of Ashland, Rufus Goes to School (Sterling Children’s Books)
Susan Hill Long of Portland, Whistle in the Dark (Holiday House)
H. Joseph Hopkins of Portland, The Tree Lady (Beach Lane Books)
Deborah Hopkinson of West Linn, The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, The Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel(Alfred A. Knopf)
Elizabeth Rusch of Portland, Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World
(Candlewick Press)
Judge: Mitali Perkins
April Henry of Portland, The Body In the Woods (Henry Holt)
Robin Herrera of Portland, Hope is a Ferris Wheel (Amulet Books)
Lisa Schroeder of Beaverton, The Bridge From Me To You (Scholastic)
Christina Struyk-Brown of Portland, Whisper (Orca Book Publishers)
Young Readers Literature 
Judge: Jo Knowles
Addie Boswell of Portland, The Edna L. Holmes Fellowship in Young Readers Literature
Christine Fletcher of Portland, The Walt Morey Fellowship

Monday, January 5, 2015

Graphic Novel Reading List from the Association for Library Service to Children

Thanks to Mr. Schu's blog called WATCH, CONNECT, READ I found this list of the Association for Library Service to Children- A Graphic Novels Reading List. 

About Mr. Schu

He is a K-5 teacher-librarian who works diligently to put the right book in every child's hand. Book trailers are one way to connect readers with books.

Mr. Schu says:

The Association for Library Service to Children updated the Graphic Novels Reading List. It is a wonderful resource that highlights the best graphic novels for grades K through 8.  I hope you will share it with your colleagues and students. Maybe you'll even mention it on your library or classroom website. I shared the lists with parents during parent-teacher conferences. 

It is broken down into grade levels (click on links below): 

K - 2nd grade - Color
K - 2nd grade - Black and White
3rd - 5th grade - Black and White
6th - 8th grade - Color
6th - 8th grade - Black and White

By the way, here's a blast from the past listing some of my (Bookshelf Detective's) favorite graphic novels (I recomment for 12th grade reading or older):

Persepolis by Maryjane Satrapi  

Stitches by David Small 

Maus by Art Spiegelman

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