Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Big congratulations to all our FCL award-winning authors! We're rounding up our spring awards, honors and nominations---so much to celebrate:

Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown, illustrated by John Parra (Random House Children’s Books) was awarded the Christopher Award (Books for Young Readers category) in New York on May 24, 2012.
First presented in 1949, the prestigious Christopher Awards were established by Christopher founder Father James Keller to salute media that “affirm the highest values of the human spirit.” Their goal is to encourage men, women and children to pursue excellence in creative arenas that have the potential to influence a mass audience positively. Award winners encourage audiences to see the better side of human nature and motivate artists and the general public to use their best instincts on behalf of others. 

Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People by Monica Brown, illulstrated by Julie Paschkis (Henry Holt and Company) is an Orbis Pictus Award, Honor Book!

NCTE’s (National Council of Teachers in English) Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, is an annual award for promoting and recognizing excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children.

Meet author Monica Brown at the NCTE Annual Convention in Las Vegas this November, visit her website for details on upcoming events. 

Clara and the Curandera / Clara y la curandera by Monica Brown with illustrations by Thelma Muraida, is named to Tejas Star Book Award List!

The Tejas Star Book Award list for 2011-2012 promotes reading in general and for readers to discover the cognitive and economic benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism. All the children of Texas will have the opportunity to select their favorite book from the Tejas Star list during the upcoming 2012-2013 academic year.

CCBC Choices is the annual best-of-the-year list of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center. Titles from three (!) FCL authors have been chosen for CCBC Choices 2012:

Buzzeo, Toni. Lighthouse Christmas. Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. Dial, 2011. (Seasons and Celebrations)

Brown, Monica. Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People. Illustrated by Julie Paschkis. Henry Holt, 2011. (Biography and Autobiography)

Ada, Alma Flor, and F. Isabel Campoy. Ten Little Puppies = Diez perritos. Translated from the Spanish by Rosalma Zubizarreta. Illustrated by Ulises Wensell. Rayo / HarperCollins, 2011. (Concept Books)

Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald no combina by Monica Brown, illustrated by Sara Palacios, Lee & Low (Best Children’s Picture Book – Bilingual) wins a Skipping Stone Honor Award! 

The 2012 Skipping Stones Honor Awards honors books that promote an understanding of cultures, cultivate cooperation and encourage a deeper understanding of the world’s diversity, ecological richness, respect for multiple viewpoints and close relationships within human societies.

The International Latino Book Awards is the largest and most important book awards for Latino authors and themes. Three FCL titles have been named finalists for the International Latino Book Awards. The winners will be announced at BookExpo  next week!
Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown, illustrated by John Parra Random House Children’s Books (Best Children’s Picture Book – English)

Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marison McDonald no combina by Monica Brown, illustrated by Sara Palacios, Lee & Low (Best Children’s Picture Book – Bilingual)

Dancing Home by Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel M. Zubizarreta, Atheneum Books/Simon & Schuster (Best Young Adult Fiction – English)

Penny Warner's The Code Busters Club: Case #1 The Secret of the Skeleton Key has been nominated for the 2011 Agatha Awards in the best Children's/Young Adult Category. Named in honor of Agatha Christie, the Agatha Awards honor the "traditional mystery" and books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie.

 Congratulations again to all!

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