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Center for Children's Literature Awards Ceremony

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 9:30am to 11:30am

On Thursday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m., the Bank Street Center for Children's Literature will award two prizes for outstanding children's books as chosen by young readers themselves. This year's Irma Simonton Black Award for best read-aloud picture book for first and second grade goes to "It's Only Stanley" by Jon Agee. The Cook Prize for science, engineering, technology, and math goes to "Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France" by Mara Rockliff, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno. The keynote speaker is Scott Magoon.

Tickets are available online.

It's Only Stanley Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803739079
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Published: Dial Books - March 17th, 2015

Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery That Baffled All of France Cover Image
By Mara Rockliff, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763663513
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 10th, 2015

Wednesday Lit Talk: "The Unwanteds: Part 1"

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

In the city of Quill, when all 13-year-olds are labeled either Wanted, Necessary, or Unwanted, twin boys Alex and Aaron receive different fates, forcing them to separate and ultimately reunite after discovering what their labels actually mean to their lives. Regina reads a passage from "The Unwanteds" by Lisa McMann on Wednesday, May 25 at 5:00 p.m. and encourages a lively discussion with listeners from nine to 14 years old and their families.

The Unwanteds Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781442407695
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - July 10th, 2012

The Hunger Games Trilogy Cover Image
$36.97
ISBN: 9780545670319
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 24th, 2014

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780590353427
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 7th, 1999

Island of Silence Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442407725
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - July 9th, 2013

Wednesday Lit Talk: "Girl from Felony Bay"

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Set on a plantation in the deep South, the story of Abbey and her friend Bee involves a mystery dating all the way back to the Civil War. These two sleuths are especially curious about the no trespassing signs they notice and the holes being dug in the ground around Felony Bay so they set out to investigate -- and possibly unravel an age-old tale of slavery and buried treasure. Regina reads a passage from "Girl from Felony Bay" by J. E. Thompson on Wednesday, May 18 at 5:00 p.m. and encourages a lively discussion with listeners from nine to 14 years old and their families.

The Girl from Felony Bay Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062104472
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Published: Walden Pond Press - September 2nd, 2014

Three Times Lucky Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142426050
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Published: Puffin Books - December 31st, 2013

Moon Over Manifest Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780375858291
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Published: Yearling Books - December 27th, 2011

A Snicker of Magic Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545552738
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 28th, 2015

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