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January 27, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Kate DiCamillo's novel for young adults, "Flora and Ulysses," is the winner of the 2014 John Newbery Medal, the top honor in children's literature from the American Library Assn . The Caldecott Medal for most distinguished picture book went to "Locomotive" by Brian Floca, and the Michael L. Printz Award for young adult literature went to Marcus Sedgwick's "Midwinterblood. " The annual prizes were announced at the library association's midwinter meeting, held this year in Philadelphia.
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January 27, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Kate DiCamillo's novel for young adults, "Flora and Ulysses," is the winner of the 2014 John Newbery Medal, the top honor in children's literature from the American Library Assn . The Caldecott Medal for most distinguished picture book went to "Locomotive" by Brian Floca, and the Michael L. Printz Award for young adult literature went to Marcus Sedgwick's "Midwinterblood. " The annual prizes were announced at the library association's midwinter meeting, held this year in Philadelphia.
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October 10, 2009 | Susan Carpenter
Newbery Medal winner Kate DiCamillo has made a specialty of chronicling animal protagonists who overcome unfortunate circumstances to become better versions of themselves. Whether she's writing about a big-eared mouse who defies familial expectations in "The Tale of Despereaux" or a haughty rabbit who learns humility and the true meaning of love in "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane," her stories are masterful middle-reader gems that inspire, educate and entrance. With her latest book, "The Magician's Elephant," DiCamillo again delivers an elegant and imaginative story, this time centered on a pachyderm mistakenly conjured by a magician in a trick gone wildly wrong.
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January 2, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Kate DiCamillo will be the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature in 2014 and 2015, the Library of Congress announced Thursday. DiCamillo will take up the duties of the position officially after being sworn in on Jan. 10. The ambassadorship was launched in 2008 to raise awareness about the importance of reading at a young age. Each author is appointed to a two-year term; previous ambassadors have been Jon Scieszka, Katherine Paterson...
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October 23, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
The Chronicles of Harris Burdick 14 Amazing Authors Tell the Tales Chris Van Allsburg and contributing writers Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 202 pp., $24.99, ages 10 to 14 For 26 years, it's been one of kid lit's greatest mysteries: Who was Harris Burdick, and why did he leave 14 of his cryptically captioned illustrations in the possession of one Peter Wenders back in 1984? If author Lemony Snicket's introduction to "The Chronicles of Harris Burdick" is to be believed, Burdick is by now "either very old, quite dead, or both.
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December 5, 2010 | By Sonja Bolle, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The Boss Baby Marla Frazee Beach Lane Books, $16.99 For any family expecting a baby, this hilarious picture-book riffs on how a new baby takes over and runs the household with a pudgy iron fist. La Noche Buena A Christmas Story Antonio Sacre, illustrated by Angela Dominguez Abrams, $16.95, ages 4-8 A girl goes to Miami to celebrate Christmas with her father's Cuban family in a story full of beautifully-observed cultural details.
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September 16, 2013 | By Emily Keeler
The National Book Awards launched its first longlist with the 10 books in the running for the 2013 award for Young People's Literature on Monday. The list includes Newbery Award-winner Cynthia Kadohata's “The Thing About Luck” and Tom McNeal's “Far Far Away,” which was also longlisted for the Southern California Independent Bookseller Award. “Two Boys Kissing” by David Levithan also made the list (The Times review notes that the number of boys is actually closer to seven )
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September 18, 2011 | By Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times
This season, in the land of children's books, there be giants and dragons, wimps and blue horses. First, about the giants. They're not imaginary ones. In fact, they're quite familiar. Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein. New books from both classic authors are coming this month - Seuss' "The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories" (Random House) and Silverstein's "Everything on It: Poems and Drawings" (HarperCollins). "New" isn't exactly the correct word to use - "Bippolo Seed" gathers together stories that Seuss, who died in 1991, published in magazines in the 1950s; while Silverstein, who died in 1999, left behind numerous drawings and poems that make up the content of "Everything on It. " The books, aimed at ages 6 and up (Seuss)
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January 2, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Kate DiCamillo will be the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature in 2014 and 2015, the Library of Congress announced Thursday. DiCamillo will take up the duties of the position officially after being sworn in on Jan. 10. The ambassadorship was launched in 2008 to raise awareness about the importance of reading at a young age. Each author is appointed to a two-year term; previous ambassadors have been Jon Scieszka, Katherine Paterson...
NEWS
July 15, 2004 | From Associated Press
The film company of Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz has agreed to work on five movies, including four based on award-winning children's books, in a deal with 20th Century Fox. Walden Media of the Anschutz Film Group would produce and develop the films with Fox, while Fox would distribute them. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.
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September 16, 2013 | By Emily Keeler
The National Book Awards launched its first longlist with the 10 books in the running for the 2013 award for Young People's Literature on Monday. The list includes Newbery Award-winner Cynthia Kadohata's “The Thing About Luck” and Tom McNeal's “Far Far Away,” which was also longlisted for the Southern California Independent Bookseller Award. “Two Boys Kissing” by David Levithan also made the list (The Times review notes that the number of boys is actually closer to seven )
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
The Chronicles of Harris Burdick 14 Amazing Authors Tell the Tales Chris Van Allsburg and contributing writers Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 202 pp., $24.99, ages 10 to 14 For 26 years, it's been one of kid lit's greatest mysteries: Who was Harris Burdick, and why did he leave 14 of his cryptically captioned illustrations in the possession of one Peter Wenders back in 1984? If author Lemony Snicket's introduction to "The Chronicles of Harris Burdick" is to be believed, Burdick is by now "either very old, quite dead, or both.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2011 | By Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times
This season, in the land of children's books, there be giants and dragons, wimps and blue horses. First, about the giants. They're not imaginary ones. In fact, they're quite familiar. Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein. New books from both classic authors are coming this month - Seuss' "The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories" (Random House) and Silverstein's "Everything on It: Poems and Drawings" (HarperCollins). "New" isn't exactly the correct word to use - "Bippolo Seed" gathers together stories that Seuss, who died in 1991, published in magazines in the 1950s; while Silverstein, who died in 1999, left behind numerous drawings and poems that make up the content of "Everything on It. " The books, aimed at ages 6 and up (Seuss)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2010 | By Sonja Bolle, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The Boss Baby Marla Frazee Beach Lane Books, $16.99 For any family expecting a baby, this hilarious picture-book riffs on how a new baby takes over and runs the household with a pudgy iron fist. La Noche Buena A Christmas Story Antonio Sacre, illustrated by Angela Dominguez Abrams, $16.95, ages 4-8 A girl goes to Miami to celebrate Christmas with her father's Cuban family in a story full of beautifully-observed cultural details.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2009 | Susan Carpenter
Newbery Medal winner Kate DiCamillo has made a specialty of chronicling animal protagonists who overcome unfortunate circumstances to become better versions of themselves. Whether she's writing about a big-eared mouse who defies familial expectations in "The Tale of Despereaux" or a haughty rabbit who learns humility and the true meaning of love in "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane," her stories are masterful middle-reader gems that inspire, educate and entrance. With her latest book, "The Magician's Elephant," DiCamillo again delivers an elegant and imaginative story, this time centered on a pachyderm mistakenly conjured by a magician in a trick gone wildly wrong.
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January 13, 2004 | From Associated Press
Author Kate DiCamillo and illustrator Mordicai Gerstein are among this year's winners of the Newbery and Caldecott awards for children's literature. Ursula K. Le Guin, whose many books include "The Left Hand of Darkness" and "The Beginning Place," received a lifetime achievement prize. The awards were announced Monday by the American Library Assn., which is meeting this week in San Diego.
BOOKS
March 21, 2004
Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores. *--* SO. CAL. RATING *--* *--* 1 Eragon (Inheritance, Book I) by Christopher Paolini (Knopf, $18.95) A boy and his dragon battle an evil king. Ages 10-14 2 The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss (Random House, $8.99) A cat transforms a dull afternoon into a magical adventure. Ages 4-8 3 How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long (Harcourt, $16) A boy helps a band of pirates bury a treasure chest. Ages 4-8 4 Green Eggs and Ham by Dr.
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