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The Irma Black award for best picture book
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Announcing the 2020 Irma S. Black Contenders!

The Center for Children’s Literature at Bank Street College of Education is thrilled to announce the four contenders for the 2020 Irma S. and James H. Black award for best picture book: Rocket Says Look Up by Nathan Bryon; illustrated by Dapo Adeola (Random House Publishers) The Most Terrible of All by Muon Thi Van […]

Cook Prize Seal
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Announcing the 2020 Cook Prize Finalists!

We are delighted to announce the finalists for the 2020 Cook Prize!  The Cook Prize is awarded to the best Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) picture book for 8–10 year olds. The Cook Prize is the only national children’s choice award honoring a STEM title. The Finalists are: Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to […]

We Don't Eat Our Classmates
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Announcing the Irma S. Black 2019 Winner!

The Center for Children’s Literature at Bank Street College of Education is thrilled to announce that We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins (Disney/Hyperion 2018) is our Irma Simonton and James H. Black 2019 winner. The three honor books are: Stumpkin written and illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins; published by Atheneum Books for […]

Counting on Katherine
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Announcing the 2019 Cook Prize Winner!

The Center for Children’s Literature at Bank Street College of Education is delighted to announce that Counting on Katherine written by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Dow Phumiruk; published by Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company is the 2019 Cook Prize winner. The honorees are: Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones by Sara Levine, illustrated by […]

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The Annual Children’s Book Committee Awards Were a Great Success!

On April 4, 2019, the Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education celebrated the publication of its annual Best Books of the Year list and its yearly awards including the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award for nonfiction, the Claudia Lewis Award for poetry, and the Josette Frank Award for fiction. The Committee was delighted to […]

Irma Black Gold Medal
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Announcing the 2019 Irma Black Award Candidates!

We are delighted to announce the semi-finalists for the 2019 Irma S. Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature. The Irma Black Award goes to an outstanding book for young children—a book in which text and illustrations are inseparable, each enhancing and enlarging on the other to produce a singular whole. The Irma Black […]

Cook Prize Seal
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Announcing the 2019 Cook Prize Semi-Finalists!

We are delighted to announce the semi-finalists for the 2019 Cook Prize! The Cook Prize is awarded to the best Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) picture book for 8–10 year olds. The Cook Prize is the only national children’s choice award honoring a STEM title. Register Your Classes to Participate in the Selection of the 2019 […]

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Bank Street College of Education’s Children’s Book Committee Announces its Annual Awards!

The Josette Frank Award for Fiction A Heart In A Body In The World by Deb Caletti (Simon and Schuster) The Claudia Lewis Award for Poetry They Call Me Güero by David Bowles (Cinco Puntos Press) The Flora Stieglitz Straus Award for Nonfiction Older Readers Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (Delacorte Press) The Flora Stieglitz Straus Award for Nonfiction Younger Readers […]

Irma Black Gold Medal
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Participate in the Irma Black and Cook Prize Award Selections

Elementary School Librarians and Teachers, Make Selection of Two Prestigious Children’s Book Awards Part of Your Spring 2019 Curriculum Want your students to practice their reasoning, persuasive speaking, and sharpen their visual skills while they participate in the selection of Bank Street’s Center for Children’s Literature’s annual best picture and best science, technology, engineering, and […]

Teacher showing books to students
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Elementary Teachers, Your Students Can Help Choose the Winners of Two International Children’s Book Awards in 2018-2019

Want your students to practice their reasoning, persuasive speaking, and sharpen their visual skills while they participate in the selection of Bank Street’s Center for Children’s Literature’s Annual Best Picture and Best Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) book? Join schools across the United States and around the world in making voting part of your […]

7 Ate 9
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Announcing the Irma S. and James H. Black Awards and Cook Prize Winners!

This year’s Irma Black winner is: 7 Ate Nine by Tara Lazar; illustrated by Ross MacDonald This year’s Irma Black Honor Books are: How the Cookie Crumbled by Gilbert Ford Sparkle Boy by Lesléa Newman; illus. by M. Mola After the Fall by Dan Santat The winner of the 2018 Cook Prize is: Beauty and the Beak:  How […]

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The Children’s Book Committee’s New Awards Medal!

The Children’s Book  Committee unveiled its new awards medallion on April 5, 2018 during its annual prize ceremony. The new medallion was based on the Children’s Book Committee’s current logo.       At the request and with the input of then Chair of the Children’s Book Committee, Alice Belgray, the image was created by Joan […]

Invitation to awards ceremony
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The Children’s Book Committee Awards 2018!

On April 5th, the Children’s Book Committee celebrated its 2018 Children’s Book Awards. It was a very special day. Each guest received a copy of the Children’s Book Committee’s Best Books of the Year 2018             During the ceremony: Madeleine Dunphy, publisher Web of Life Books accepted the non-fiction award for Hawk Mother: The Story […]