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Three Cheers for the ALA Award Winners!

It might be snowy and chilly outside of our New York City-SoHo headquarters, but things have certainly been heating up with today’s announcement of the 2013 ALA Youth Media Award winners! We’re all smiles and cheers here today at Scholastic Book Clubs and cannot wait to share this wonderful piece of news with our dedicated and loyal fans.

We’ve excitedly counted down the days to hear the winners of these prestigious awards, passing the time by having our own Newbery Knockouts, Caldecott Clashes, and Haiku Battles, and we could not be more delighted with the results! Today Scholastic Book Clubs is proud to list the variety of award-winning titles that we currently have available in Club Shop!

 

Newbery Medal: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Newbery Honors:

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

Bomb: The Race to Build–and Steal–the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

 

Caldecott Honor: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

Printz Honor: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (in Book Beat)

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor: I Have a Dream illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Coretta Scott King Author Honor: No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

 

Stonewall Book Awards Honor: Drama by Raina Telgemeier

 

Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor:

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons written by James Dean, illustrated by Eric Litwin

 

Robert F. Sibert Medal: Bomb: The Race to Build–and Steal–the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

 

Sibert Honor: Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

 

Winner of the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults:

Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

 

Finalists for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults:

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March by Cynthia Levinson

 

Andrea Davis Pinkney was selected to deliver this year’s May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. We are offering her book Dear America: With the Might of Angels as a Storia eBook.

 

Tamora Pierce received the Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award. In Club Shop we’re offering two of her books: The Will of the Empress and Melting Stones.

 


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  1. Mary ann vitale

    I am an author of children’s books. The titles of my books are, “The Water Lily Fairy,” by Mary Ann Vitale. The second book is, “The Water Lily Fairy at the Ice Cream Palace,” by Mary Ann Vitale. The books have beautiful illustrations, and have been published by Authorhouse. They are for children age 7 to 10. I would like to know how I can have my books enrolled with Scholastic. I appreciate some information. Sincerely, Mary Ann Vitale

    • Preeti

      Hi Mary Ann! Scholastic and most other children’s book publishers do not accept unsolicited manuscripts. Most works are submitted by literary agents or are created under a contract.

      Our Editorial Department suggests that you may want to consult the current issue of the Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market. It retails in the $20.00 range and should be available at most public libraries. They feel this book is helpful for aspiring children’s writers.

      We wish you success in your writing endeavors and hope this information is helpful.

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