Great Stone Face Nominees 2020-21
The Great Stone Face Book Award is given annually to an author whose book receives the most votes from 4th through 6th graders throughout the state. In April, N.H. children vote for their favorite book from a list of 20 recently-published titles that are chosen by the Great Stone Face (GSF) Committee. The purpose of the award is to promote reading enjoyment, to increase awareness of contemporary writing, and to allow children to honor their favorite authors. Get more info at the GSF Homepage!
Ladybug Nominees 2020-21
Sponsored by the Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library, the Ladybug Picture Book Award was established to promote early literacy and to honor the best in recent children’s picture books. Previous winners have included “Woodpecker Wants a Waffle” by Steve Breen, Chris Van Dusen’s “If I Built a House,” and “The Day the Crayons Quit” written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. For more info, visit the Ladybug Book Awards Homepage.
Newbery Medal Award Winner & Honorees 2020
Sponsored by the American Library Association, The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. For more info, visit the Newbery Book Medal Homepage.