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26. Awards for Inspiration

Inspiration

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Inspiration doesn’t come along everyday. Finding someone or something that inspires you is rare and should probably be rewarded. For example:

  • Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for outstanding service?
  • Do you know someone who has gone the extra mile to provide outreach services to underserved communities?

ALSC is reminding members to apply for professional awards this fall. Applications are open and several deadlines are approaching. Below is list of ALSC professional awards which are available for submission or nomination. For more information, please visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/profawards

ALSC Distinguished Service Award
Deadline: Monday, December 1, 2014

This award honors an individual member who has made significant contributions to and an impact on, library services to children and ALSC.

Light the Way: Library Outreach to the Underserved Grant
Deadline: Monday, December 1, 2014

This $3,000 grant is sponsored by Candlewick Press in honor of author Kate DiCamillo and the themes represented in her books. The grant will be awarded to a library with exceptional outreach to underserved populations in efforts to help them continue their service.

Bookapalooza
Deadline: Sunday, February 1, 2015; applications open soon!

Three libraries are awarded a full collection of newly published books, videos, audiobooks, and recording from children’s trade publishers to be used in a way that creatively enhances their library service to children and families.

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27. Thomas Piketty Wins the 2014 FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

CapitalThomas Piketty won the 2014 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year for his book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Piketty earned a £30,000 (about $48,711) prize, and the other shortlisted authors received £10,000 (about $16,237).

According to the press release, “the book is an account of the historical evolution of inequality in advanced economies, presenting key economic and social patterns uncovered through an analysis of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century.” Follow this link to watch Piketty’s TED talk.

We’ve posted the entire short list below. Lionel Barber, an editor for the Financial Times, served as the chair for the judging panel. Other members of this group include Steve CollSteven Denning, Mohamed El-ErianHerminia IbarraRik Kirkland, and Shriti Vadera.

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28. Barack Obama to Honor 3 Writers With the Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Barack ObamaPresident Barack Obama (pictured, via) will present 19 individuals with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

According to the White House blog, this award is considered to be “our Nation’s highest civilian honor.” The people within this group work in a broad range of fields such as activism, art, politics, science, and of course writing.

The authors who have been recognized with this award include Isabel Allende, Tom Brokaw, and Marlo Thomas. A ceremony will be held at the White House on November 24, 2014.

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29. KLIK! Animation Festival Winners: ‘Hipopotamy’ Wins Top Prize

The KLIK! Animation Festival concluded its six-day event last Sunday in Amsterdam, awarding its top prize to Piotr Dumala's festival favorite "Hipopotamy."

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30. Amazon Editors Choose Their Best Books of 2014

amazon130Amazon has revealed their picks for Best Books of 2014, a list led by Celeste Ng, Stephen King, and Liane MoriartyFollow this link to see the full list of 100 titles.

According to the press release, the editorial team chose the top 10 from a pool of 480 books. We’ve reprinted the top 10 books below.
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31. Chast leads Amazon’s Best Graphic Novels for 2014

chast Chast leads Amazons Best Graphic Novels for 2014Roz Chast continues her dominance of the end-of-year best graphic novel lists, by topping Amazon’s list of the best graphic novels of the year. The books are selected by the Amazon editorial team, led by Sara Nelson, and ranked in order of sales (which is pretty interesting in and of itself.)

Chast’s book, a painful yet humorous look at the end of her parent’s life—has already won the first Kirkus Award for non fiction, and been named to PW’s Best Books list, and I suspect we may see it on a few more lists before the year is done. As of the moment, it’s Amazon’s #1 book in the “Parenting & Relationships > Aging Parents” category. So there.

The best of the list includes all the books from PW’s list, and some more, including strong efforts by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Charles Burns, Jeff Lemire, and more. The complete list:

• The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by The Oatmeal and Matthew Inman (Andrews McMeel)
Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleaseant? by Roz Chast (Bloomsbury)
Saga Deluxe Edition Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
Seconds: A Graphic Novel by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Ballantine)
The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Vol. 2 Hardcover by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell (HarperCollins)
Batman: A Visual History by Matthew K. Manning (foreword by Frank Miller) (DK Publishing)
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
Sugar Skull by Charles Burns (Pantheon)
Deadpool by Joe Kelly Omnibus by Joe Kelly, James Felder, Stan Lee, Ed McGuinness, Aaron Lopresti, Bernard Chang, Shannon Denton, Pete Woods and Rob Liefeld (Marvel)
Beautiful Darkness by Fabian Vehlmann and Kerascoet, translated by Helge Dasher (Drawn & Quarterly)
The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks and Canaan White) (Broadway Books)
Trillium by Jeff Lemire (DC/Vertigo)
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki (First Second)
Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW Publishing)
The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew (First Second)
How to Be Happy by Eleanor Davis (Fantagraphics)
Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown (First Second)
The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple (First Second)
The Love Bunglers by Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
Ant Colony by Michael DeForge (Drawn & Quarterly)

 

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32. Goodreads Choice Awards for graphic novels are open for nominations

18465601 Goodreads Choice Awards for graphic novels are open for nominations The preliminary list is here. To say some critical darlings are missing would be an understatement. However some excellent reader favorites are well represented. But you can still write in—the top five write ins will be added to a list of final nominees.

The criteria for the first round are as follows:

Books published in the United States in English, including works in translation and other significant rereleases, between November 17, 2013, and November 15, 2014, are eligible for the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards. Books published between November 16, 2014, and December 31, 2014, will be eligible for the 2015 awards.

We analyze statistics from the millions of books added, rated, and reviewed on the site in 2014 to nominate 15 books in each category. Opening round official nominees must have an average rating of 3.50 or higher. Write-in votes may be cast for eligible books with any average rating, and write-in votes will be weighted by the book’s number of ratings to determine the top five books to be added as official nominees in the Semifinal Round. A book may be nominated in no more than one genre category, but can also be nominated in the Goodreads Author category. Only one book in a series may be nominated per category. An author may receive multiple nominations within a single category if he or she has more than one eligible series or more than one eligible stand-alone book.


Good Reads is a pretty well known promotional social media tool in the book world, but it doesn’t seem to have gained too much traction in the comics world, which is odd since comics folk love to read and compare notes. Anyway, jsut a reminder that 2014 is hurtling to a close.

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33. Fall Appointments Update

Happy Fall!

I just wanted to thank our members for the 537 volunteer committee applications that were submitted and to give everyone an update on the award and selection committee appointments process!

The appointments task force was finalized in October and award and selection committee chairs were selected. The appointments task force and I are still working on filling all of the award and selection committee member vacancies, but rosters should be finalized soon.

Appointing the local arrangements committee for Midwinter 2015 is the next priority.

ALA Appointments: There has been one ALA Appointment call to review the general ALA appointment process. The slate for the nominating committee has not been officially presented, but does include one YALSA member.

ALA President Elect Sari Feldman has put out a call for volunteers for the ALA committees listed below. Please let me know if you are interested in being recommended for any of them. The ALA application form closes this Friday, November 7, 2014.

It’s been a pleasure and privilege to go through all of the your applications. Thank you so much for your dedication to YALSA and to teen library services!

 

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34. My Teen Tech Week Grant Experience: Opening a dialogue with at-risk teens about how they use social media

My library is the closest library to public housing in my community. Most teens who visit the library are poor. Their city is unsafe, ranking 3 on a 1 to 100 scale, with 100 being safest. Their schools are failing. The public high school was forced to restructure after years of ranking in the lowest 5% of Michigan schools. Every week I see teens who are suspended, on probation with the juvenile system, homeless, or runaways.

Despite all this, the library’s Teen Zone is a mostly safe and positive space. Young people gather daily to use the computers for schoolwork, online games, and to catch up on what their friends are doing. Teens drop in and out of the library to see who’s hanging out. The space is abuzz with conversation and activity. We ask everyone to engage in a library activity–access the wireless, color the tattoo and mandala designs available on the table, play xbox. Anyone who learns something at a program can ask for the supplies anytime and continue creating. An active Teen Advisory Group (TAG) helps plan and host programs.

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However, providing quality programs that engage teens and allow them to experience new technology can be a challenge. As with many libraries in the U.S., the downturn in the economy saw property tax in-takes decline while the community’s needs increased. Grant money allows me to offer internships and unique programs of interest to TAG members I couldn’t otherwise, so I have applied for and received several YASLA and Michigan Arts grants. I’m always watching for grants that will allow me to provide something I hope will improve the lives of teens at my library.

When I saw the posting for the 2014 Teen Tech Week grant, two things went through my mind and shaped my proposal. First was the recent negative use of social media by teens in my community to create and distribute a “thot list” using Instagram and Facebook. It included nude pictures of young women and lists of men they’d supposedly slept with. Everyone was sharing the list in the Teen Zone. It was humiliating and led to charges against some of the creators, and it weighed heavily on my mind as I filled out the grant application. Second was the knowledge that the current technology gap between teens of varying incomes isn’t about who owns which device, but how the devices are used. Compared to middle-income teens, low-income teens are more likely to use technology in passive ways, or without guidance and direction. In my experience this means too often passively watching YouTube videos, using phones for taping fights, and social media for starting arguments, bullying and sharing content like the thot list.

My hope was to provide an opportunity for teens to be creators of digital content rather than passive users and create something positive they would share online. I chose using technology to create music. In addition to making music, I envisioned teens marketing their music online, which could naturally lead to conversations about the positive and negative uses of social media. I intended to invite someone from the Youth Violence Prevention Center at the University of Michigan to lead this conversation. I envisioned the Making and Marketing Music workshop as a series rather than a standalone event, so quality music could be produced and teens would be proud to share it. I thought the visit from the Youth Violence Prevention Center would be my way of sneaking something educational into the fun of making music…

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But I was wrong! The most rewarding and engaging part of the plan was the conversation about social media. It was difficult to get momentum going for the project because several TAG members, including the one who chose the rap artist we invited, attempted an armed carjacking and were incarcerated before the workshop began.

Eight music workshops turned out to be too many. Participants didn’t attend regularly, making it difficult to progress as a group. Many only wrote lyrics or learned about beat making and song form. They didn’t return each week to build a complete piece of music. Only two teens took home quality pieces of music to share. In hindsight, I would host a one-day music-making event, with several professionals and various stations allowing teens to experiment with the recording equipment with guidance from the professionals but not too much talk.

To fulfill the part of the plan that involved conversation about social media, the Youth Violence Prevention Center connected me with Desmond Patton, a Social Work professor who researches gangs’ use of social media in Chicago and Detroit. He brought his colleague, Katie Richards-Schuster, a youth action project specialist, to a TAG meeting. I invited members of another nonprofit’s teen leadership committee to attend as well.

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Twenty teens spent an evening eating pizza and talking about how they and their friends use social media. Desmond and Katie returned to help teens brainstorm an action plan, prompting them to think about what they could do to improve their own community. A plan was tentatively formed to create an anti-bullying app. Desmond and Katie contacted engineers at the university and I began to research funding. Although the project didn’t advance during the busy summer months at the library when we were serving free lunch to children and offering STEM and maker programs daily, I am again looking into how we can fund the app project.

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And because our library’s program brochure was published before I knew I received the grant, we held another Tech Week program I found at MakeItAtYourLibrary.org that was a big hit—arduino ambient lights. A volunteer continues to host a monthly engaging electronics project. Between all programs, we reached many teens with a variety of interests and engaged them in using and thinking about how they use technology and the internet. It was great, and the YALSA Teen Tech Week grant drove the conversations and engagement. Thank you YALSA!

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Jodi Krahnke is the Young Adult Librarian at Ypsilanti District Library’s Michigan Avenue location. She received her MLIS with a concentration in Urban Libraries from Wayne State University in 2010. Holding an undergraduate degree in sociology, she has long had a passion for social justice and believes a library is an important place for providing opportunities to engage and inspire young people in a community.  Read more at http://www.michigannightlight.com/people/jodijohnson.aspx.

 

 

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35. Primanima Winners: ‘Small People with Hats,’ ‘Symphony No. 42,’ ‘Man on the Chair’

The 3rd annual edition of Primanima, a festival dedicated entirely to student work and debut professional films, took place last week in Budaörs, Hungary.

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36. Putting Portable STEAM into Action

Winning one of YALSA’s 2014 Teen Tech Week Grants was both professionally and personally rewarding. It was my second foray into grant-writing and I was surprised that my plan for Exploring Arduino and the creation of a portable STEAM lab at my library branch had won. I was also excited to learn something new, something that “my” kids would think was fun, cool, and wanted to learn too. Of course, with any new challenge, there are degrees of success.

The overall challenge was the timeframe – only five weeks between notification that my branch had won and Teen Tech Week.  Purchasing the equipment – three SparkFun Inventor’s kits and three laptops – didn’t go as planned. All the equipment used in my proposal no longer existed and were replaced by more expensive items. The Inventor’s Kits now available were upgraded, simplified, and cost $10 more each; this was a blessing in disguise as I wouldn’t have to solder anything and preparing the kits involved nothing more than taping two pieces together with double-sided tape. The bargain laptops? I now knew the reason they were such a bargain – discontinued for newer, faster models with greater memory capacity, and nearly double the price. So back to the Best Buy website for a laptop that fit my technology and price needs. Success! And, with the financial and logistical help of the Treasurer of my branch’s Friends, three laptops were acquired in record time. The next challenge was having the laptops ready to go which meant a phone call and email to our library system’s IT department. In four days, IT staff loaded anti-virus and administrative software before downloading the open-source Arduino code. The equipment that formed the basis of a portable STEAM lab was ready!

The burning question – was I ready? The short answer was no, not really. So, I picked up one of the shiny new laptops and an Inventor’s Kit with guidebook and parked myself in the Reference Office. When researching Arduino products, I chose the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit because it’s relatively foolproof, making it perfect for beginners of all ages. Both the red board and breadboard are well-marked, but most importantly the guidebook is amazing. It takes you through 15 basic exercises called circuits – with both written directions and a full-color diagram of a successfully executed circuit. I worked through the first three circuits in about an hour. Surely a group of teens with a desire to learn circuitry and a predilection to technology could complete 10 or even all 15 circuits in two hours!

I had planned to have as many as three teens per workstation in a two hour workshop. I was pleased when six teens registered (five boys and one girl), and momentarily disappointed when only three boys attended. In spite of the numbers, the program ended with valuable feedback: no more than two people per workstation, teens are not necessarily faster when learning new things (they completed five to six circuits in about one hour and forty minutes), they were looking forward to a three-part summer workshop (two afternoons of working through all 15 circuits followed by a third afternoon of experimenting with original circuits and programming), and they really liked that I admitted I was not an expert and was learning along with them.

In late May, I had accepted a position at a library in a different county. I had outlined my intended summer calendar, including a modified two-part Arduino workshop – if I could troubleshoot the basic circuits, anyone could. I heard from a former colleague that the Arduino workshops had been held and that the teens in attendance had a good time, a definite indicator of success. That is what Teen Tech Week is all about – getting teens excited about the convergence of technology, experimentation, and libraries.

 

Caroline Aversano is the Teen Services Librarian at the Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library. She had been the Young Adult Librarian at the West Windsor Branch of the Mercer County (NJ) Library from March 2009 to May 2014. In 2007, she was awarded an MSLIS from Drexel University and was inducted into the Sigma Chapter of Beta Phi Mu. Caroline has been a member of ALA, YALSA, the New Jersey Library Association (NJLA), and NJLA’s Young Adult Services Section since 2007; she was a member of NJLA’s Emerging Leaders Class of 2009. She currently serves on YALSA’s Teen Read Week Committee, is in her seventh year of reading for NJLA’s Garden State Teen Book Awards, and is in her third year of serving on the NJ Statewide Summer Reading Committee. Caroline had served as a member of YALSA’s Guidelines for Public Libraries and Reader’s Choice Task Forces in 2011-12.

Prior to becoming a librarian, Caroline held a variety of positions including Assistant Vice President – Marketing Communications for a global financial services provider, Sales and Media Relations for collegiate and minor league athletics, and Quality Control/Quality Assurance for a service provider to manufacturers of composites, gemstones, medical devices, plastics, and semiconductors. These previous occupations provided Caroline with an eclectic collection of knowledge that is infinitely helpful when staffing the Adult Reference Desk.

 

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37. Opening Round Begins For The 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards

goodreads 2014Bibliophiles can make their voices heard on some of their favorite books that were published this year. Opening round has begun for The 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards.

Goodreads users can submit their votes in 20 different categories: fiction, mystery & thriller, historical fiction, fantasy, romance, science fiction, horror, humor, nonfiction, memoir & autobiography, history & biography, business books, food & cookbooks, comics & graphic novels, poetry, debut Goodreads author, young adult fiction, young adult fantasy, middle grade & children’s, and picture books. Each category contains 15 nominees. Readers also have the option to write-in votes. Click here to learn about the full details

This initial period will run from November 3rd to 8th. The second period, the semifinal round, will follow from November 10th to 15th. At the end, the final round will last from November 17th to November 24th. The winning titles will be unveiled on December 2nd. Past winners include The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling (fiction), Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (mystery & thriller), and Allegiant by Veronica Roth (young adult fantasy).

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38. The Usborne Big Book of Stars and Planets – a Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize shortlistee

7277409-MThe Usborne Big Book of Stars and Planets written by Emily Bone, illustrated by Fabiano Fiorin is a first primer in astronomy, full of simply explained and rather beautifully illustrated facts about the Solar System, different types of stars and how they group together, and space exploration and observation. Four large flaps fold out (a little like the expanding universe), to reveal further facts and some lavish astronomical vistas.

Usborne has history when it comes to astronomy books and the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize: Last year Usborne’s Look Inside Space (which I reviewed here) won the prize, and in 2011 The Story of Astronomy and Space (which I reviewed here) was shortlisted. So how does The Usborne Big Book of Stars and Planets compare? Is it an award winner?

Many Usborne books are characterized by cartoony illustrations, and here, The Usborne Big Book of Stars and Planets does something rather different and really worthwhile in my opinion: Fiorin’s illustrations do justice to the beauty of space, with the use of vivid watercolours, particularly effective in the section on nebulae.

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As to the information presented, I have come up against a problem. Whilst I don’t fact-check everything in the non-fiction books I review, I do always check a few “facts”, to get a feel for how the book presents information. Unfortunately with The Usborne Big Book of Stars and Planets I very quickly came across a few statements which made me slightly concerned: the thickness of Saturn’s rings and the length of Uranus’ day don’t match what is stated on NASA’s website (65 ft thick vs 30-300 ft thick, 17 hours and 54 minutes vs 17 hours and 14 minutes). I know that “facts” are often much more complicated than presented, especially in books for the youngest of readers, and that simplification is sometimes necessary (and that my research skills can always be bettered) but it makes me uneasy when with just a little investigation I can find contradictory information from reliable sources.

I love the look and feel of The Usborne Big Book of Stars and Planets but I can’t help feeling unsettled by it too; why doesn’t the information I’ve looked up elsewhere match with some of the information presented in the book? Hmm.

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Inspired by the patterns and colours of the planets in the illustrations, and such photos as the one below, where Jupiter appears in pastel colours because the observation was taken in near-infrared light, we decided to make our own set of planets.

Triple Jupiter Eclipse. Photo:  NASA on The Commons, ESA, and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona)

Triple Jupiter Eclipse. Photo: NASA on The Commons

We used marbling paint and different sized polystyrene balls to replicate the colours and patterns.

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Having created a swirly pattern with a toothpick the girls slowly dipped their “planets” into the paint/water. (In order to hang up the planets to dry, we attached string to them before we dipped them).
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The effects were just lovely!

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Once dry, we put our planets into orbit in the windowsill:

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We shall never have a dull sky at night now.

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Whilst marvelling at our marbled planets we listened to:

  • The Monty Python Universe Song
  • The Planets suite by Gustav Holst. ‘Mars’ recently featured in the BBC’s 10 Pieces, a project designed to get primary school aged children really excited about classical music. The BBC created a video to go with the music, which you can view here.
  • For the Planet Pluto by The Music Tapes

  • Other activities that would go well with reading The Usborne Big Book of Stars and Planets include:

  • Making a scale model of the Solar System down your garden path or along the pavement to school. Here’s how we did it (all measurements included).
  • Watching some of the experiments carried out by Chris Hadfield when he was in the International Space Station. He’s got his own YouTube channel where you can hear him sing (not just the Bowie song) as well as explore many of the amazing things that happen in space.
  • Signing up to find out next time you can send your name into space! Occasionally NASA sends probes into space on which you can have your name inscribed – my girls’ names will be launched into space with Bennu in 2016 – and if you sign up you can find out when the next such opportunity arises.
  • When you read reviews of non-fiction books do you expect some commentary on factual accuracy? When can a book still be worth recommending even if it appears to contain errors? I wrote a review of a non-fiction book for a print publication at the start of this year. The book contained an error (double and triple checked by me), but my review was never published, and in all the other reviews I’ve seen of the book, the error has not been mentioned. What do you think of this? Should errors be overlooked because they can be corrected in future editions?

    Disclosure: I received a free review copy of The Usborne Big Book of Stars and Planets about Your Body from the Royal Society.

    royalsocietyprizebuttonEach year the Royal Society awards a prize to the best book that communicates science to young people with the aim of inspiring young people to read about science. The Usborne Big Book of Stars and Planets is on this year’s shortlist for the The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize. The winner will be announced 17th November.

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    39. GalleyCat Exclusive: NY Times Unveils 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year List

    unnamedThe New York Times Book Review has unveiled its annual list of the “10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books” of the year.

    Shelf Awareness children’s editor Jennifer M. Brown, Caldecott Medal-winning artist Brian Floca, and Caldecott Medal recipient Jerry Pinkney sat on this year’s judging panel. See the complete list below.

    Here’s more from the press release: “Since 1952, the Book Review has convened an independent panel of three judges from the world of children’s literature to select picture books on the basis of artistic merit. Each year, judges choose from among thousands of picture books for what is the only annual award of its kind. Lists of past winners of the Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award can be found on NYTimes.com/Books, along with a slide show of this year’s winners.”

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    40. The Highlights of a Professional Life: An Interview With Ursula Dubosarsky

    Ursula Dubosarsky has written over 40 books for children and young adults. Some of which include The Terrible Plop, Too Many Elephants in This House, Tim and Ed (Tim and Ed Review), The Carousel, The Word Spy series, and The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno and Alberta series. She is a multi-award winner of many […]

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    41. Organization Part 2: The Reading Binder

    In July, I wrote a post about how I keep organized, both in reading/reviewing and then all that other stuff I do during the day.

    After a conversation on twitter this week, I realized I left off something important: The Reading Binder. It's a source of awe and good-natured ribbing in some circles, and it's the only way I can handle award and booklist committee work. (I wasn't on committee in July, so I forgot about it.)

    What you need:
    1. A 3-ring binder
    2. Tabbed separators
    3. Loose leaf paper
    4. 3-hole punch
    5. Highlighters

    The first section is for administrative stuff. I print out committee policies and procedures, schedules, rosters, and contracts/agreements I had to sign, etc. This is so I can always go back and look, and be reminded of what we're doing. When I chaired Outstanding Books for the College Bound, I also had another section of chair stuff, which was more of the same, but chair-specific. Also, because Outstanding Books was such an overwhelming charge, I had another section with articles about the history of the list, and another one with previous lists.

    The next section is for the actual books. The first page is my at-a-glance sheet, which I'll explain more about later. In the book section, each nominated book gets its own page (or more.) For YALSA committees, there's an actual nomination form that gets sent out for each book, with citation info, annotation, and why it was nominated. I would copy this form into Word and add a picture of the book cover and print it out. For my reading notes, I make them on the back of this sheet, or tape them on, or make them on a sheet of loose leaf that I then put in the binder with the nomination form. For committees that don't have a nice nomination form (like Cybils), each book gets a sheet of looseleaf with my notes. The form my notes tend to take are things I jot down while reading and then after I finish, a paragraph or more of my thoughts about a book, including strengths and weaknesses as a contender for whatever I'm evaluating it for.

    There are some various levels of organization within this section. When I was on Nonfiction, there were 2 sections--one for books I hadn't read yet with just the nomination forms, and one for the books I had read. On Outstanding Books, I had to keep an eye on all sections, and had a different section for each sublist (this was helpful when I had to run meetings, too.) Within the "have read" section, I find it's most useful to put the notes and forms in the order they'll be discussed at meetings. (Usually in the order they were nominated.)

    The organization in this area will vary depending on the committee. It will also vary during committee time. Nonfiction had a short list, which was announced in December, but the actual winner wasn't decided until midwinter, when it was announced. After we made the short list, I pulled those nominations to the front, away from the ones that we were no longer considering. On Outstanding Books, we narrowed the list down a bit before midwinter, so I pulled out the books that were no longer under consideration.

    Now the first page of this section is the at-a-glance page. The at-a-glance is a spreadsheet print-out. There's a column for the name of the book, a box where I can check if I've read it, and a box for brief notes (maybe a sentence or two). This is also color-coded (time to break out your highlighters.) I use a basic green/yellow/red coding system (it's a traffic light) green are for the books I love and I'll cry if they don't make it to the finals. Red is the books I loathe and I'll cry if they do make it to the finals. Yellow is for everything else. YES, there is also a spring green and orange level. The at-a-glance is for when I need a quick snapshot of where my thinking is on the list as a whole. This is something that needs to be redone (and reprinted out) on a regular basis--at least once a month--as more titles are added and my thinking about the books shifts.

    This is different from my status page, which is usually in my date book. This is a list of all the books I haven't read yet, and whether or not they're checked out/on hold/at a different library/need to buy/have an ARC/review copy is coming/etc. (Also, due dates and how many renewals I have left). I then just cross the book off the list when it's read and hand-write in more titles as they're nominated. This is something I have to redo weekly.

    Also, let's talk meeting notes. Grab your looseleaf! When you have a face-to-face meeting or a group call or chat and take notes... notes on general committee stuff get files int he admin front section. Notes on titles are appended on the end of my notes on a title. (as are re-read notes.) For committees where things are just discussed on email (and committees that use email in addition to face-to-face), I usually just save the email in a separate folder, but I will jot down some things that other people mentioned if I'm thinking about them and am working on a response.

    Now, obviously, the make-up of the binder and how things work changes a bit with each committee, as they require different things, but this is the overall idea of how I work.

    Is there a Cybils binder? I'm in the process. I'm on second-round, so I have just over a month to look at 5 books, so I don't really need a binder. But, I'm reading a lot of the nominations now, partly as a personal armchair, but also just to be ready to go when January 1st rolls around. I'm putting together a binder so I can remember my thoughts and feelings on any titles that make it to the second round.

    What's your system for tracking committee or other assigned reading? Do you have any questions about my crazy binders full of books?


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    42. Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers about Your Body

    “When can I grow a beard?”
    “Where do doctors go when they’re ill?”
    “How do cuts get better?”
    “Why do I look pale when I’m ill?”

    7277410-MLift-the-Flap Questions and Answers about Your Body by Katie Daynes, illustrated by Marie-Eve Tremblay answers all these questions and many more in a brilliantly framed and formatted book for the 3-7 year old crowd all about the human body.

    Rather than going through topic by topic like many body books do (covering, for example, your brain, your senses, your digestive system), this book is themed around the type of questions kids of this age are so good at asking: Why does x happen? How does y work?

    Thus we have spreads asking and answering questions around when things happen to human bodies, how parts of human bodies work, and why bodies behave like they do. This framing of the information about bodies is a effective device; the book sounds like a child asking the question, making the questions and answers seem doubly relevant and interesting to young readers and listeners. It also allows for a rather eclectic approach to the issues covered and for the young age group this book is aimed at I think this is so clever; it creates the space for some more difficult or whimsical questions, such as “Where do my ideas come from?” and also allows dipping in and out of the book with great ease.

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    The colourful cartoony illustrations are fun and feature children asking lots of questions and doing different activities. It’s interesting to note that no child with any disability is included in the book; I do wonder if this was a conscious editorial decision. The robust physical properties of the book (with pages more like card than paper) are ideal for young children; it’s easy to handle and will certainly cope with repeated reading and enthusiastic lifting of the flaps.

    I love the very last page of Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers about Your Body, for it turns the tables on the reader/listener and after asking a few questions which your child should be able to answer having read the book, it states “Now here are some questions this book can’t answer. See if you can…”

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    This gave us the idea to create Mini Me Booklets – a mini book kids can fill in about themselves using these questions as prompts. I’ve created a printable template which you can download from here. Once you’ve printed off the sheet, you’ll need to fold it and cut it to create the booklet. This video will show you how:

    As well as some pens and pencils you might give your kids some photos of themselves to cut up and stick into the booklets (my kids adore seeing photos of themselves when they were younger); if you do this I suggest that the photos are sized so that the area to be cut out is no more than 65mm high (to ensure it will fit in the booklet).

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    I was particularly heartened by what M wrote in one section of her Mini Me Booklet:

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    Whilst making our Mini Me Booklets we listened to:

  • Pee keeps our insides clean by Marc “Doc” Dauer (from a whole album about how the body functions). It’s a much catchier song than the title would suggest, and you can listen for free here on the album’s Myspace page.
  • The Bloodmobile by They Might be Giants
  • Dry Bones sung by the Delta Rhythm Boys
  • Other activities which would work well alongside reading Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers about Your Body include:

  • Creating your own lift the flap book with all the questions your own kids come up with whilst reading this book. Here’s a simple template you could adapt.
  • Learning what blood is made up of by creating a sensory tub to play with. I love this idea from I Can Teach My Child.
  • Making a role play hospital at home with teddies and dolls. Here’s a couple of ways we’ve done it in the past, including an operating theatre and home made x-rays.
  • What’s the funniest or most surprising question about bodies you’ve ever been asked by your kids?

    Disclosure: I received a free review copy of Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers about Your Body from the Royal Society.

    royalsocietyprizebuttonEach year the Royal Society awards a prize to the best book that communicates science to young people with the aim of inspiring young people to read about science. Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers about Your Body is on this year’s shortlist for the The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize. The winner will be announced 17th November.

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    43. Dave Gibbons named the first Comics Laureate in the UK

    dave gibbons Dave Gibbons named the first Comics Laureate in the UK

    Hm let’s see, we need an ambassador of comics who can work with schools, educators and more to show how comics can contribute to literacy and learning. We need someone who is smart, distinguished and universally loved…

    I know! Let’s get Dave Gibbons!

    And so it has been announced at this year’s Lake Festival which is being held this weekend.

    Bestselling graphic novelist Dave Gibbons is to become the first Comics Laureate. The announcement was made by internationally acclaimed comics authority and graphic novelist Scott McCloud at the launch of new charity Comics Literacy Awareness (CLAw) at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival on 17th October.

    The role of Comics Laureate is to be appointed biennially to a distinguished comics writer or artist in recognition of their outstanding achievement in the field. Their role is to champion children’s literacy through school visits, training events for school staff and education conferences. Dave Gibbons has won universal praise for his comics and graphic novel work for Marvel and DC Comics including the ground-breaking Watchmen (with Alan Moore), as well as the UK’s own 2000AD and Doctor Who. “It’s a great honour for me to be nominated as the first Comics Laureate,” he says. “I intend to do all that I can to promote the acceptance of comics in schools. It’s vitally important not only for the pupils but for the industry too.” Dave Gibbons takes up his two-year position from February 2015.

    Comics Literacy Awareness (CLAw) is a new UK charity formed by a group of passionate, highly experienced professionals from the fields of education and comics. Its primary aim is to improve the literacy levels of children and to promote the variety and quality of comics and graphic novels today, particularly in the education sector.

    The Board of CLAw’s trustees includes renowned graphic novelist Bryan Talbot, winner of the 2012 Costa Award for Best Biography for Dotter Of Her Father’s Eyes (a collaboration with his wife Mary Talbot). He says, “In many other countries, comics and graphic novels have been used extensively in literacy drives. The sheer accessibility of the medium, the way in which complex information can be easily absorbed through its combination of words and pictures, actively encourages reading in those intimidated by endless blocks of cold print.”

    The other trustees are Julie Tait, Director of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival; Ian Churchill, comic book artist for DC and Marvel, and writer/artist on his Image Comics title Marineman; Emma Hayley, Managing Director and Publisher of UK’s independent graphic novel company, SelfMadeHero; Paul Register, school librarian and founder of the Stan Lee Excelsior Award; and Dr. Mel Gibson, comics scholar and senior lecturer at Northumbria University.

    Alongside the Comics Laureateship, CLAw will work closely with schools on a number of initiatives, including staff training events and classroom visits by comics professionals. They will liaise with museums and galleries on a variety of comics-related projects, and provide reading lists and general guidance to school staff and parents unfamiliar with the comics medium, demonstrating the wider educational benefits it can offer.

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    44. sainsbury's children's book award

    Today The Bookseller announced the winners of the new Sainsbury's Children's Book Award! Congratulations to all of them, Fiona Watt & Rachel Wells, Michelle Robinson & Jim Field, and Sarah Courtauld! The team at Sainsbury's, writer Phil Earle and I worked together to come up with an award logo:






    Picture books are my real passion, so I had a wonderful time reading my way through the stack. (I'll focus on the Best Picture Book category here because I had the most active part in that judging process.) I've been a long-time fan of Alex T. Smith's beautiful illustration, and I was thrilled his Hector and the Big Bad Knight was shortlisted. I love his compositions, the ways he turns people and objects into such interesting shapes and fills these shapes with beautiful patterns and amusing details. I loved reading aloud Judi Abbot's TRAIN!; she gives so much scope for funny voices and acting out different emotions using very simple words.



    I'd only recently become aware of Jim Field's work and he totally blew my socks off with the winning book with writer Michelle Robinson, There's a Lion in My Cornflakes.



    Jim and Michelle have ingeniously turned a simple 'What If?' story into a hilarious, beautifully designed flight of fancy. Jim's drawings are at once sophisticated and accessible, his slightly retro colour palette is bold and striking, and he uses intriguing devices to push forward the story, including pages of 'Free Lion' cereal tokens, tasty packaging and a letter from the cereal manufacturer. I absolutely adore the joyful complexity of the central pages, where all the kids in the neighbourhood are playing with the gorgeous lions they've been sent after collecting their tokens; I immediately wanted to count all the lions, then giggle at all their various antics.



    When I first read the book title, There's a Lion in my Cornflakes, it made me laugh, because my recent picture book, There's a Shark in the Bath, ends with an elephant in my Cheerios.



    People keep asking me if I'll make that into a sequel, but Jim's done something similar so well that I think I'll leave this to him!

    There's a Lion In My Cornflakes - Book Trailer from Jim Field on Vimeo.



    Go find out more about how Jim made the artwork over on his website, and you can follow him on Twitter as @_JimField and Michelle at @MicheRobinson.



    I was hugely pleased to be part of the judging process. Picture books are some of our greatest national treasures, and there's nothing that gives greater hope, comfort and excitement to a child than to be nestled in the lap of an adult, wrapped in the pages of a book, gazing into a whole other world. And picture books aren't just valuable for children; I hope that adults will appreciate how each book's a whole exhibition of art and design, contained within the portable walls of its two covers. Awards such as this one highlight the fact that children's books aren't just about nostalgia, but that Britain is producing exciting new stories all the time. I'm very proud to be part of this!

    Big thanks to Phil Earle and the Sainbury's Children's Book Award team. It was great fun chatting about and debating books with you!



    Apparently the girl in the logo looks just like Children's Book Buyer Mavis Sarfo when she was little! :D

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    45. Patrick Modiano Wins the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature

    Patrick ModianoFrench writer Patrick Modiano has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. According to the press release, “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.”

    Here’s more from The Atlantic: “Many of Modiano’s novels, like his debut La Place de L’Etoile, examine the moral struggles of those living under the Nazi occupation—and the dreamlike experience of navigating time and loss…For those unfamiliar with Modiano’s work, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy Peter Englund recommended Missing Person, a novel about a detective who has lost his memory and traces ‘his own steps through history to find out who he is.’”

    Several of Modiano’s books have been translated into English including La Ronde de nuit (English title: Night Rounds), Rue des Boutiques obscures (English title: Missing Person), and Du plus loin de l’oubli (English title: Out of the Dark). Previous winners include Dear Life author Alice Munro, Red Sorghum author Mo Yan, and The Art of Procrastination author John Perry. (Photo Credit: Catherine Hélie)

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    46. Kudos

    kelly calabrese headshot2Sunday night I was walking the Season Premier of The Walking Dead (Yes, I’m guilty of watching a show with Zombies – who knew?).

    Anyway, they always have great commercials that tie into the theme of the show and KELLY CALABRESE was the main female in the commercial. So exciting! Kelly is an actress and writer from NYC and someone who is very active with volunteering with the NJSCBWI. Congratulations, Kelly!

    If you have Cable TV and have on demand, you could watch it to see Kelly. She is the redhead in the first or second commercial.

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    Garden_StateEileen Cameron and Doris Ettlinger new book RUPERT’S PARCHMENT, Story of Magna Carta! on the granting of Magna Carta will be available in bookstores on February 2015 to help celebrate the 800th Anniversary on June 15, 2015.

    Eileen and Doris’ book, G IS FOR THE GARDEN STATE, has been chosen by the NJ 350th Anniversary Committee as one of the best 101 books on NJ for the Anniversary.

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    Mamalode is a magazine. A website. A movement. Their readers and writers are moms—with a smattering of dads, kids, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends.

    On October 8th, Mamalode(Parenting/Motherhood Website) Magazine published Jennifer Reinharz most recent blog post, “The Day I Deleted Minecraft; a letter to my son.” She is very excited about the opportunity of becoming a contributing writer for the magazine.  

    From October 8th-November 8th Mamalode will track the number of “unique views” of Jennifer’s essay on their site. The number of views, likes, comments, and shares is directly tied to her recognition (financial and otherwise :-).
    Jennifer wrote saying, “Like many of us, my dream is to be a published Kidlit author with agent representation. However, the contest and writing opportunities, or as I like to call them “nuggets” that you often share are worth pursuing.  My path to Kidlit author has yet to be a straight line, but I can’t help but think that getting a chance to connect and share one of my stories with the Mommies, etc. is an example of heading right direction.

    So help Jennifer and please click this link to her article:

    http://mamalode.com/story/detail/the-day-i-deleted-minecraft-a-letter-to-my-son

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    Sarah Dotts Barley

    Sarah Dotts Barley has joined Flatiron Books as senior editor, focusing on YA crossover. Previously, Barley was an editor at Harper Children’s/HarperTeen.

    Anne Heltzel has joined Abrams as editor, primarily acquiring books for its middle grade and teen imprint, Amulet Books. She worked previously as an associate editor at Razorbill and is also a published author.

    At Scholastic, Liza Baker has re-joined the company as vp, executive editorial director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books. She was most recently executive editorial director, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

    Talk tomorrow,

    Kathy


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    47. Richard Flanagan Wins the 2014 Man Booker Prize

    Man Booker Prize LogoThe 2014 Man Booker Prize has been awarded to Richard Flanagan for his novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Flanagan will receive £50,000 for this accomplishment.

    According to the press release, Flanagan is the third Australian writer to win this award. Follow this link to check out the longlist.

    Here’s more from The Huffington Post: “Born in Tasmania, Flanagan was the only Australian writer to make this year’s shortlist. His novel chronicles the experiences of a surgeon who has been imprisoned on the Burma Death Railway, a Japanese war camp during World War II. His sixth book, it’s based on his father’s true story. Philosopher and Booker chair A.C. Grayling called it “the sort of book that kicks you so hard in the stomach.”

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    48. Roz Chast shortlisted for the National Book Award; Peter Bagge wins US Rockefeller Fellow grant

    In our cartoonists getting plaudits corner this week, Roz Chast has made the five book short list for the National Books Awards for her exemplary Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? which deals with the twilight years of her hilarious, annoying and lovable parents. She is entered in the non-fiction category and it is the first adultcomic, and only the third graphic novel over all to ever make the NBA lists. The entire category:

    Roz Chast, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury)
    Anand Gopal, No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes (Metropolitan Books/ Henry Holt and Company)
    John Lahr, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh (W.W. Norton & Company)
    Evan Osnos, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
    Edward O. Wilson, The Meaning of Human Existence (Liveright Publishing Corporation/ W.W. Norton & Company)

    Sounds hard to beat a book with a title like the last one, but go Roz!

    womanrebel cover 759x1028 Roz Chast shortlisted for the National Book Award; Peter Bagge wins US Rockefeller Fellow grant

    Peter Bagge (Hate, Woman Rebel) is one of 34 winners of the USA Artists fellows program which includes a $50,000 grant.

    The unrestricted awards, announced Monday, are from the United States Artists program, a grant-making organization funded by philanthropic foundations and individuals to support creativity. The 16 women and 18 men were selected by experts in their fields and were among 116 nominated artists living in the United States.

     

    Among the other winners, singer Meshell Ndegeocello, artist Edouard Duval-Carrié and so on. Bagge won the Rockefeller fellow grant, which given that he is a cartoonist is…awesome. According to his bio on the page he’s working on cartoon biographies of Zora Neale Hurston and Rose Wilder Lane, also awesome.

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    49. Irwin Hasen given Eisner Award at NYCC 2014

    by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson

    One of my favorite events at New York Comic Con was the Thursday night tribute and presentation to Irwin Hasen, 96 years old. Irwin has been drawing comics since 1940 beginning at Harry A. Chesler’s shop and then going on to DC drawing The Green Hornet, The Flash, Wonder Woman, the Green Lantern and creating Wildcat. Irwin then went on to co-create the long-running newspaper strip Dondi. Irwin is much loved and revered in the comics community and it was a poignant moment for all of us there to see him honored.

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    Danny Fingeroth and Irwin Hasen, comics legend.

    Danny Fingeroth, comics scholar and editor at Marvel for many years was the emcee. Danny has written a number of how to books on comics as well as Superman on the Couch and Disguised as Clark Kent. Danny often presides over panels about comic book history and provides a solid background in the subject as well as a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

    Paul Levitz was at DC for over 35 years and president there from 2002-2009. He’s considered by everyone in the industry to be a super comics scholar and he wrote 75 Years of DC. Paul spoke of Irwin’s accomplishments over the years and gave us a historical overview. Danny introduced Paul with the point that 75 Years of DC is a hernia-inducing book. It is a tome and one that is well written and leaves no stone unturned. You can see what kind of evening this was. There was no way this was going to be some solemn occasion with the constant kibitzing back and forth from Irwin to each of the panelists and the moderator and the audience erupting in frequent laughter.

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    Paul Levitz, Comics historian and past president of DC Comics.

    Dan Makara, a filmmaker who has produced a documentary of Irwin’s life, Irwin, a New York Story talked about why he decided to do the film and gave us some idea of how he worked with Irwin.

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    Dan Makara, filmmaker, Irwin, A New York Story

    Michael Uslan, the producer of all the Batman movies and a writer of many comic book projects from Archie to Doc Savage spoke about Irwin’s accomplishments in comics and then presented the award to Irwin.

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    Michael Uslan presents the Eisner Award to Irwin Hasen.

    Irwin was visibly moved and pleased to receive the Eisner and it was terrific to see someone of his age and length of time in comics able to enjoy this special moment.

    The film was shown immediately after. Dan Makara has done a terrific job using fun ways of telling the story with animation and cartoons as well as the traditional voiceover and talking heads of the typical documentary. The ending is quite wonderful and I’m not going to give it away because you should see this tribute to Irwin for yourself wherever it’s shown.

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    50. British Comic Awards announce their short list

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    The British Comic Awards have announced their short list of nominees and that the great Posy Simmonds will be inducted into the hall of fame. The nominees were selected by the BCA Committee based on suggestions from the public and winners will be chosen by a panel consisting of Jonathan Entwistle, Jessica Hynes. Danny John-Jules (yes The Cat from Red Dwarf!), Jonathan Ross and Suzy Varty. Winners will be announced November 15th at Thought Bubble.

    Best Comic
    • Dangeritis: A Fistful of Danger – Robert M Ball and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (Great Beast)
    • In The Frame – Tom Humberstone (New Statesman)
    • Raygun Roads – Owen Michael Johnson, Indio!, Mike Stock and Andy Bloor (Self published)
    • Tall Tales & Outrageous Adventures #1: The Snow Queen & Other Stories – Isabel Greenberg (Great Beast)
    • The Wicked + The Divine #1 – Kieron Gillen, Jaime McKelvie, Matt Wilson and Clayton Cowles (Image Comics)

    Best Book
    • The Absence – Martin Stiff (Titan Books)
    • Celeste – I.N.J. Culbard (Self Made Hero)
    • The Encyclopedia of Early Earth – Isabel Greenberg (Jonathan Cape)
    • Lighter Than My Shadow – Katie Green (Jonathan Cape)
    • Sally Heathcote: Suffragette – Mary Talbot, Kate Charlesworth and Bryan Talbot (Jonathan Cape)

    Young People’s Comic Award
    • Bad Machinery Vol 2: The Case of The Good Boy – John Allison (Oni Press)
    • BOO! – Paul Harrison-Davies, Andrew Waugh; Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, Jonathan Edwards, James Howard, Gary Northfield and Jamie Smart (Self published)
    • Corpse Talk: Season 1 – Adam Murphy (David Fickling Books)
    • Hilda and the Black Hound – Luke Pearson (Flying Eye Books)
    • The Beginner’s Guide to Being Outside – Gill Hatcher (Avery Hill Publishing)

    Emerging Talent
    • Alison Sampson (Genesis, Shadows (In The Dark) – artist)
    • Briony May Smith (Tam Lin, The Courting of Fair Spring and Red-Nosed Frost, The Mermaid)
    • Rachael Smith (House Party, One Good Thing, Flimsy, Vicky Park (Leicester Mercury), The Amazing Seymore (Moose Kid Comics))
    • Becca Tobin (Eye Contact, Peppermint Butler’s Peppermint Bark (Adventure Time #30), numerous short comics)
    • Corban Wilkin (Dreams of a Low Carbon Future – artist, Breaker’s End, If Not Now Then When (Offlife #6))

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