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The 11th Annual Children's & Teen Choice Book Award Winners!

And the winners are....

K-2nd Grade Book of the Year:   Poor Louie, written and illustrated by Tony Fucile

3rd- 4th Grade Book of the Year: 50 Wacky Things Animals Do, by Tricia Martineau Wagner, illustrated by Carles Ballesteros

5th-6th Grade Book of the Year: The Losers Club, by Andrew Clements

Teen Book of the Year: The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

Check them out today!!

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Enjoy these wonderful titles about those women who have persevered!

Caroline's Comets: A True Story by Emily Arnold McCully

Danza! by Amalia Hernandez and El Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon by Frances Poletti & Kristina Yee

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Walmark

Lighter Than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot by Matthew Clark Smith

Martina & Chrissie: the Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports by Phil Bildner

Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines, Designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial by Jeanne Walker Harvey

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G vs. Inequality by Jonah Winter

Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity by Sarah Suzuki

The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist by Cynthia Levinson

Women Who Run the World

Here are some great titles about women who have impacted history!

Awesome Women Who Changed History: Paper Dolls  illustrated by  Carol Del Angel

Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle

Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World by Laura Barcella

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

More Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines for Ada Lovelace to Misty Copeland by Michelle Roehm McCann

Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary  Black Souls by Tonya Bolden

Rad American Women A-Z by  Kate Schatz

She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton

This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer by Joan Holub

Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, & Rebels by Linda Skeers


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2018 Mathical Book Prize Winners Announced

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) announced the 2018 winners today of the Mathical Book Prize, which recognizes outstanding fiction and literary nonfiction for youth ages 2-18.

The committee chose Award Winners in the three youngest age categories in 2018 (Pre-K, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-5), and made Honor Book selections in all five age categories (also Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12).
"We are trying to engage kids in the power and beauty of mathematics - power in that we want to give them confidence to consider and solve arithmetic, spatial, logical, structural, algebraic problems; beauty in that math can be employed to better understand and appreciate the wonders of nature and also human artistic expression, for example in fine art and music," said Roger Strauch, MSRI board chair and chair of The Roda Group, a Berkeley venture capital firm.
A committee of PreK-12 teachers, librarians, mathematicians, early childhood experts, and others selects the prize, now in its fo…

More winners....

The Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults is
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour.

Four Printz Honor Books also were named:

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
Long Way Down  by Jason Reynolds
Strange the Dreamer  by Laini Taylor
Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman

The winner of the Coretta Scott King Award recognizing African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults is:

Piecing Me Together  by Renee Watson

Three King Honor books also were named:

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut  by Derrick Barnes
Long Way Down  by Jason Reynolds
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

 The King Illustrator Award winner is
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets illustrated by Ekua Holmes,
written by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderly and Marjory Wentworth.

Two King Illustrator Honor Books also were named: Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut illustrated by Gordon C. James and written by Derrick Barnes, and Before She Was Harriet…