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Apr. 2, 2014

Thinking about getting more involved with youth services at GSLIS? Want to meet other YS people and plan events and programs and professional development opportunities? Just have a free lunch hour? Join the Youth Services committee at their meeting on Wednesday, April 2 at 12 p.m. in LIS 131. Chairs Hanna Reside and Alice Mitchell are excited to expand their group!

Feb. 19, 2014

The life and career of GSLIS research fellow Michelle H. Martin was fundamentally influenced by a woman named Augusta Baker. As a child, Martin knew Baker and had opportunities to see and hear the storytelling specialist, who was a storyteller-in-residence at the University of South Carolina (USC) for fourteen years. Today, Martin is the Augusta Baker Chair in Childhood Literacy at USC.

Feb. 3, 2014

Battle Bunny, written by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett, illustrated by Matthew Myers, and published by Simon & Schuster, is the winner of the 2014 Gryphon Award for Children’s Literature. 

The Gryphon Award, which includes a $1,000 prize, is given annually by the Center for Children’s Books. This year’s committee was chaired by Deborah Stevenson, director of the Center for Children’s Books, and Kate Quealy-Gainer, assistant editor of the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books.

Jan. 8, 2014

The staff at The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB) has announced the 2013 Blue Ribbons, their choices for the best of children's and young adult literature for the year. Blue Ribbons are chosen annually by BCCB reviewers and represent what they believe to be outstanding examples of fiction, nonfiction, and picture books for youth.

Nov. 8, 2013

Assistant Professor Carol Tilley is an invited speaker for the A.W. Mellon Workshop on Comics at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her presentation, to be held on Friday, November 15, is titled “Children, Comics, and Print Culture.” Over the year-long A.W. Mellon Workshop series, scholars at the Center for Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison host invited speakers, share readings, and hold conversations.

Nov. 6, 2013

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books has released the 2013 Guide Book to Gift Books. This annual publication highlights over 300 of the best books for giving and receiving, with recommendations for children from birth to high school.

Nov. 1, 2013

GSLIS master's student and LAMP Scholar Katrina Spencer recently attended the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) regional conference held at the St. Louis Public Library from October 18-20. Her trip was partially funded by GSLIS and the Center for Children's Books (CCB). The CCB sat down with Spencer, who is interested in translation of children’s literature and the representation of global cultures that are considered “other” in children’s books, to talk about her trip and to get her tips on conferencing. The full interview is available on the CCB website.

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