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Latest Kids' Books News - 2/2/13

By February 3, 2013

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Cover art of  Oh, No!The Notable Children's Book List - Are you familiar with the annual Notable Children's Book List? On the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Web site, you'll find the 2013 Notable Children's Book List. Picture books on the list include: Oh, No!, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons and Z Is for Moose. Fiction and nonfiction for middle readers includes: Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon, Twelve Kinds of Ice and Wonder.

Upcoming Event - The 2013 Asian Festival of Children`s Content (AFCC) will be held May 25-30, 2013 in Singapore. The event includes conferences, workshops, master classes and public programs. The 2013 AFCC has activities for teachers, parents and librarians, as well as children's book authors and illustrators.

Winning the 2013 Caldecott Medal - What happened when Jon Klassen found out that he'd won the 2013 Randolph Caldecott Medal for This Is Not My Hat, which he both wrote and illustrated, and that Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, which he illustrated, was named a 2013 Caldecott Honor Book? Jon Klassen found himself in a frenzy of phone calls and joy. To find out more, read Publisher Weekly's 2013 Caldecott Caps Busy Year for Jon Klassen.

(Cover art courtesy of Random House)

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