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Tina Lernø, March 14, 2018

Our children’s librarians are all avid readers, but when it comes to choosing award-winning children's books, they can really play favorites. We talked to some of our children’s librarians in our branches to see what they love to read and why.


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Dinorah Pinelo, March 07, 2018

The Pura Belpré Award recognizes outstanding works of literature for children and youth by Latino and Latina authors and illustrators that best represent and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.


book jacket cover and author Nina LaCour
Hillary St. George, February 16, 2018

On Tuesday February 12, the Oscar Awards of young adult and children’s literature were held in the early morning hours in Denver, Colorado.


Prime Minister Golda Meir and Henry Kissinger flanked by Yitzhak Rabin and his wife Leah. Photograph by GPO/Moshe Milner
Janice Batzdorff, January 27, 2018

On January 11 Francine Klagsbrun’s, Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel was named the Book of the Year by the Jewish Book Council.


Deepak Unnikrishan receiving the 2017 Hindu Prize for Fiction from British novelist and journalist Sebastian Faulks.
Janice Batzdorff, January 20, 2018

The 2017 Hindu Prize for Fiction was awarded on January 15 to Deepak Unnikrishnan for his dystopian and nostalgic work entitled


text banner in a gold background with the words goodreads choice awards 2017 announcing the best books of the year
Janice Batzdorff, December 16, 2017

Goodreads, the free online book review and recommendation site, announced the winners of the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards on December 5. This year, 3,887,950 readers cast their votes in twenty categories.


National Book Awards banner
Keith Chaffee, November 16, 2017

On November 15, the winners of the National Book Awards were announced. Awards are given in four categories – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature.


2016 National Book Award Finalists Released
David Kelly, October 12, 2016

The National Book Foundation has announced the National Book Award shortlists for 2016.  The awards, wh


The picture of the Nobel Prize.
Bob Timmermann, December 10, 2012

Today, December 10, is the date that all the Nobel Prizes are bestowed on their recipients. There are six awards in all (Peace, Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine, and Economics) and five of them are given out in Stockholm with the Peace Prize being awarded in Oslo.


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