Seize the upcoming Youth Media Awards as a chance to power up reading motivation for tweens! Tap into the buzz of suggested reads from thousands of children’s books published this year. The Corte Madera library is offering a Mock Newbery Guess* challenge and librarians are currently visiting local schools to present book talks through January 24. Be forewarned: you may receive a plea to rush to the library soon!
What is the Newbery?
The Newbery Medal is the annual award given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to children’s literature. It is one of the Youth Media Awards (YMA) presented by the American Library Association at their national conference each year.
- Author must be a resident of the United States
- Book can be fiction or nonfiction
- Book must be published in 2019
*The Mock Newbery consists of predictions or suggested hopefuls for the author/book that will win the award to be announced on Jan 27, 2020.
Ask your tween for his/her/their favorite reads of 2019, then drop by the Corte Madera library to fill out a ballot for each guess. Ballots must be submitted by 5:00 pm on January 26. Five winners with the correct guess will receive a $20 gift certificate to Book Passage bookstore (courtesy of The Friends of The Corte Madera Library).
If your child does not have a favorite book published this year, suggest a visit to your local branch for recommendations today. The holiday break is the perfect time to cozy up with a wonderful read!
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