2016 CLCSC Awards

Outstanding Work of Fiction
Pam Munoz Ryan Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
Pam Munoz Ryan - Echo
Scholastic Press,,2015.
Outstanding Picture Book
Antoinette Portis Wait by Antoinette  Portis
Antoinette Portis - Wait
Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
Excellence in Illustration
Vincent X. Kirsch Gingerbread for Liberty! by Vincent X. Kirsch
Vincent X. Kirsch - Gingerbread for Liberty! Written by Mara Rockliff.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature
Noelle Stevnson Nimona by Nicole Stevenson
Noelle Stevenson - Nimona
Harperteen, 2015.
Dorothy C. McKenzie Award for Distinguished Service to the Field of Children's Literature
Marjorie Arnett Charlotte Huck Festival

Marjorie Arnett
Marjorie has been an educator for over 40 years in schools and universities in Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, and California. Marjorie is one of the three people who helped Charlotte Huck begin the Charlotte S. Huck Children's Literature Festival held annually at the University of Redlands since 1997.



Youth Lit Salon

CLCSC's Youth Lit Salon "Fighting Words"

On Saturday, May 21, 2016, we held our Inaugural Youth Lit Salon, where librarians, writers, teachers, & booksellers came together to discuss hot topics in youth literature, librarianship and writing.

Our first theme was "Fighting Words." Authors and librarians acted as facilitators for informal conversations on derogatory or controversial language in youth literature, censorship and self-censorship, and balancing intellectual freedom and personal values.





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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Events - Book Discussion Groups

The Children's Literature Council of Southern California is pleased to offer members the opportunity to participate in small book discussion groups featuring literature for children and young adults.  We hope our members will look forward to this exciting new membership benefit!

The CLC Board has selected interested members to be book discussion leaders and/or hosts. 

Please contact Jennifer Driscoll by email if you would like to enroll as a leader and/or host.


San Fernando Valley


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Last Wednesday of the month
6:30 p.m
Location: Various restaurants in the West Valley area.
Contact: Mona Gilbert

Please bring two book suggestions to the meeting and be prepared to give a short booktalk to the group for each.




Los Feliz


Redlands Marjorie Arnett (Host)
This group was started in fall 1988 by Charlotte Huck. After her death, Marjorie Arnett took over as host. The group meets approximately 9 times a year.