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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New Hampshire Statewide Book Awards for Children and Teens


For those of you who are interested in the New Hampshire Statewide Book Awards for Children and Teens, they are listed below.


Ladybug Picture Book Award is sponsored by the Center for the Book at the NH State Library, this award is given to a picture book that is voted the best of ten titles by children pre-K through 3rd grade. Many librarians are currently promoting the ten books on the 2013 list, reading the books at their library storytime and to classroom groups, this is their way of preparing their kids to vote in November. To see the picture ballot, tally sheet and promotional materials, go to http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/bookcenter/programs/ladybug.html


Great Stone Face Award is for students in grades 4-6 choose their favorite book from a list of 20 titles. The booklist for 2013-14 is available on the CHILIS website at http://chilis.nhlibrarians.org/gsf/ . Be sure to click on the awards' tab for drop-down menus that lead to booktalks, brochures and other promotional material. Librarians are currently promoting the books on the 2013-14 list. This award is sponsored by CHILIS.


Isinglass Teen Read Award is also sponsored by CHILIS. This award is given to the book that receives the most votes by students in grades 7 and 8. All 15 nominations are books suggested by students. Librarians are currently promoting the 2013-14 list and encouraging students to submit suggestions for the 2014-15 list. Students will cast their ballots for the winning title on the 2013-14 list in April 2014. For more information and promotional material, go to http://www.barringtonlibrary.com/barrington/isinglass.asp
The Flume: Teen Readers' Choice Award is geared for students in grades 9-12. High school students vote for their favorite book from a list of 10 titles. Only high school teens can suggest titles for the list. The 2013-2014 list is available on the YALS website at http://yals.nhlibrarians.org/book-awards/flume/ Teen librarians are currently promoting the 2013-14 list and will soon be encouraging teens to submit nominations online for the 2014-15 list. The Flume Award is sponsored by YALS.