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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.

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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 - 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 - July 10th, 2012

The The Hunger Games Trilogy Box Set: Paperback Classic Collection 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 GrandPré (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780590353427
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 7th, 1999

Island of Silence (The Unwanteds #2) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442407725
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Published: Aladdin - 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 (Felony Bay Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062104472
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Published: Walden Pond Press - September 2nd, 2014

Three Times Lucky (Mo & Dale Mysteries) 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 - December 27th, 2011

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

Wednesday Lit Talk: "Zero Tolerance"

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

A zero-tolerance policy of no weapons at Sierra's school does not excuse her mistake of bringing a paring knife in her lunch bag. Sierra is suspended when she admits the error to the school principal, causing a range of opinions and emotions from serious to humorous. Regina reads a passage from "Zero Tolerance" by Claudia Mills on Wednesday, May 11 at 5:00 p.m. and encourages a lively discussion with listeners from nine to 14 years old and their families.

Zero Tolerance Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250044228
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Published: Square Fish - June 17th, 2014

Kelsey Green, Reading Queen (Franklin School Friends #1) Cover Image
By Claudia Mills, Rob Shepperson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781250034052
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Published: Square Fish - March 25th, 2014

How Oliver Olson Changed the World Cover Image
By Claudia Mills, Heather Maione (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780312672829
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Published: Square Fish - October 25th, 2011

Being Teddy Roosevelt: A Boy, a President and a Plan Cover Image
By Claudia Mills, R. W. Alley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780312640187
Availability: Backordered
Published: Square Fish - January 17th, 2012

Fractions = Trouble! Cover Image
By Claudia Mills, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781250003362
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Published: Square Fish - July 3rd, 2012

Wednesday Lit Talk: "Time Fetch"

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

When eighth-grader Edward and three of his science classmates touch what they think is a rock, they cause a rip in the fabric of space and time. Since the fetch, as it is called, keeps the boundaries between universes intact, the four students must work together to keep space from collapsing around them. Regina reads a passage from "Time Fetch" by Amy Herrick on Wednesday, May 4 at 5:00 p.m. and encourages a lively discussion with listeners from nine to 14 years old and their families.

The Time Fetch Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781616204532
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - August 26th, 2014

A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780312367541
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Published: Square Fish - May 1st, 2007

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