CONGRATULATIONS!
2017 CLCSC Awards

Outstanding Work of Fiction
Jennifer Holm Full of Beans by jennifer L. Holm
Jennifer L. Holm
Full of Beans
Random house Books for Young Readers, 2016.
   
Outstanding Picture Book
K.G. Campbell Dylan the Villain by K.G. Campbell
K. G. Campbell
Dylan the Villain
Viking Books for Young Reraders, 2016.
   
Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry
Nikki Grime Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes
Nikki Grimes
Garvey's Choice
WordSong, 2016.
   
Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature
Nicola Yoon The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Nicola Yoon
The Sun is Also a Star
Delacorte Press, 2016.
   
Dorothy C. McKenzie Award for Distinguished Service to the Field of Children's Literature
Alyson Beecher Althea Allarey

Alyson Beecher and Alethea Allarey

Alyson Beecher is an educator, writing mentor, book geek, and blogger. During the day she works with elementary school students. Her passion is getting her students excited about books, reading, and writing.  She also believes that it is critical to partner with teachers, librarians, authors, illustrators, booksellers, and publishers to support efforts to connect children and teens to books.

Alethea Allarey is a former bookseller and loves everything from picture books to adult fiction. She currently blogs on Read Now, Sleep later where she reviews materials for young readers and connects them to book events in the area. 

Together, Alyson and Alethea co-founded the grassroots organization, "Bridge to Books." They wanted to see people come together from various disciplines to share thoughts and ideas, with the overall goal of getting children excited about books and reading. Their core group consists of about 30 educators, librarians, publishers, authors, booksellers, artists, and teen readers. Through"Bridge to Books,"Alyson and Alethea help out at the popular festival, "Pasadena Loves YA," connecting readers, authors, and librarians with panels, signings, giveaways and more!


 

Youth Lit Salon

CLCSC's Youth Lit Salon "Fighting Words"

Authors and librarians act as facilitators for informal conversations on derogatory or controversial language in youth literature, censorship and self-censorship, and balancing intellectual freedom and personal values.

This program will be offered at the California Library Association Conference in Riverside in November 2017.

More information will be available soon.

 

 

The Children's Literature Council of Southern California is a professional organization of librarians, teachers, authors, and illustrators creating a community that honors and promotes children's and young adult literature.

 

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2017 Fall Gala

was held October 28, 2017 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

Keynote Speaker: Steve Sheinkin
Children's and Young Adult Non-Fiction Author

Steve Sheinkiin

Steven Sheinkin
Award-winning non-fiction author for children and young adults speaks about how he became a writer and how he approaches his subject manner.


Award Winner Jennifer Holm and Presenter Katherine Adams

OUTSTANDING WORK OF FICTION
Author Jennifer L. Holm and presenter and CLC Board Member, Katherine Adams

 

Author and Illustrator K.G. Campbell and presenter Anoush

OUTSTANDING PICTURE BOOK
Author and illustrator K.G. Campbell and presenter and CLC Board Member Anush Balayan

 

Nikki Grimes and Brooke Sheets

MYRA COHN LIVINGSTON AWARD FOR POETRY
Author and poet, Nikki Grimes, and presenter Brooke Sheets

 

Alyson Beecher and Alethea Allarey and Laurie Reese

DOROTHY C. MCKENZIE AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
TO THE FIELD OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Alethea Allarey, CLCSC Past President Laurie Reese, and Alyson Beecher


All book sales were provided by Mrs. Nelson's Book Fair Company

 

 

 

 

 

CLCSC Board Members

CLCSC Board Members and 2017 Fall Gala Committee
(left to right front row) Lynn Kysh, Joanna Fabicon, Joanna Ward
(back row) Chair Maxine Lucas, Katherine Adama, Meredith McGowan

 

Guests arriving

 

Brunch

 

Brunch

 

Introduction to the morning's festivities - Past CLCSC President, Laurie Reese

 

Keynote Speaker Steve Sheinkin

 

Keynote Speaker, Steve Sheinkin (third from the left) and Award Winning authors K.G. Campbell, Jennifer L. Holm, and "Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry" winner,
Nikki Grimes

 

Guests

 

CLCSC Board Members
(left to right) Laurie Reese, Meredith McGowan, Maxine Lucas, and Joanna Fabicon

 

CLCSC Board Member Kathy Kottares and guest

 

CLCSC Board Members 2017
(standing left to right) Barbara Metzenbaum, Diana Garcia, Laurie Reese, Meredith McGowan, Joanna Fabicon, Maxine Lucas, Katherine Loeser, Rachel Lizotte, Caroline Gill, Joanna Ward. (kneeling left to right) Lynn Kysh, Annette Goldsmith, Katherine Adams, Anush Balayan, and Kathy Kottares.

 

 
 

 

SAVE THE DATE
2018 Spring Workshop

"JUST THE FACTS"
Saturday May 19, 2018
Pasadena City College
Creveling Hall