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
Althea Allarey Alyson Beecher

Alyson Beecher and Althea 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 run 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"


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.

This program will be offered again 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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  Events - 2017 Fall Gala

Steve Sheinkin

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Keynote Speaker:
Steve Sheinkin

Steven Sheinkin, a former textbook writer, is now making amends by writing fast-paced, award-winning history books that young readers want to read.  His captivating books have won numerous major awards in the children’s and young adult publishing world.

For further information, please see his website: www.stevesheinkin.com

The 2016 Fall Gala brings together children's book authors and illustrators with public and school librarians, teachers, and others interested in children's literature. It will feature a brunch and keynote address by Steve Sheinkin followed by an awards ceremony to honor the authors, illustrators, and contributors of excellence to the field of children's literature in Southern California. Their photos and books are listed on the left of the screen.

Registration Information

 

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team  by Steve Sheinkin


Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team
(Roaring Book Press, 2017)

*Starred Review: School Library Journal
*Starred Review: Booklist
*Starred Review: Kirkus
*Starred Review: BCCB
*Starred Review: Publishers Weekly

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
(Roaring Book Press, 2015) 

*National Book Award finalist
*YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award
*Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Award Winner
*2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult
                            Literature - Winner and Finalist
*Starred Review: Kirkus
*Starred Review: School Library Journal
*Starred Review: Publishers Weekly
*Starred Review: Booklist
*Starred Review: Horn Book
*Starred Review: BCCB
*Starred Review: VOYA


The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights  by Steve Sheinkin


The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
(Roaring Book Press, 2015) 


*National Book Award Finalist
*Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Nonfiction
*Starred Review: Kirkus
*Starred Review: School Library Journal
*Starred Review: Publishers Weekly
*Starred Review: Booklist

 

Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon  by Steve Sheinkin

 

Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
(Flash Point, 2012)


*Newbery Honor Book
*Sibert Award
*YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for YA
*Starred Review: School Library Journal
*Starred Review: Kirkus
*Starred Review: Publishers Weekly

The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery  by Steve Sheinkin
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery
(Flash Point, 2017)


*Starred Review: School Library Journal
*Starred Review: Kirkus
*Starred Review: Publishers Weekly

 

 

Past Fall Galas

2016 Sharon Draper

 

Featured Speaker: Sharon Draper
PHOTOS


2015 David Wiesner

 

Featured Speaker: David Wiesner

2014 Bryan Collier

 

Featured Speaker: Bryan Collier

2013 Linda Sue Park

 

Featured Speaker: Linda Sue Park
PHOTOS

2012

Candace Fleming

Eric Rohmann

 

 

Featured Speakers: Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann

2011 Lois Lowry

 

Featured Speaker: Lois Lowry
PHOTOS

2010 Jacqueline Woodson

 

Featured Speaker: Jacqueline Woodson
PHOTOS

2009 Jennifer Holm

 

Featured Speaker: Jennifer Holm
PHOTOS

2008

Louis Sachar

 

Featured Speaker: Louis Sachar

2007 Jane Yolen

 

Featured Speaker: Jane Yolen
PHOTOS

2006 Avi

 

Featured Speaker: Avi
PHOTOS

2005 Jerry Pinkney

 

Featured Speaker: Jerry Pinkney
PHOTOS

2004 Vicki Cobb

 

Featured Speaker: Vicki Cobb
PHOTOS

2003 Nancy Farmer

 

Featured Speaker: Nancy Farmer
PHOTOS

2002 Allen Say

 

Featured Speaker: Allen Say

2001 Thatcher Hurd

 

Featured Speaker: Thatcher Hurd

2000 Donna Jo Napoli

 

Featured Speaker: Donna Jo Napoli

1999 Rosemary Wells

 

Featured Speaker: Rosemary Wells

1998 Marion Dane Bauer

 

Featured Speaker: Marion Dane Bauer

1997 Victor Martinez

 

Featured Speaker: Victor Martinez

1996 Tom Feelings

 

Featured Speaker: Tom Feelings

1995 Joan Lowery Nixon

 

Featured Speaker: Joan Lowery Nixon

1994 Robert San Souci

 

Featured Speaker: Robert San Souci

1993 Johanna Hurwitz

 

Featured Speaker: Johanna Hurwitz

1992 Lillian Hoban

 

Featured Speaker: Lillian Hoban

1991 Paul Fleischman

 

Featured Speaker: Paul Fleischman

1990 Stephen Kellogg

 

Featured Speaker: Steven Kellogg

1989 Mollie Hunter

 

Featured Speaker: Mollie Hunter

1988 Richard Peck

 

Featured Speaker: Richard Peck

1987 Patricia MacLachlan

 

Featured Speaker: Patricia MacLachlan

1986 Jean Karl

 

Featured Speaker: Jean Karl

1985

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Featured Speaker: Constance George
1984 Virginia Hamilton

 

Featured Speaker: Virginia Hamilton

1983 Jack Prelutsky

 

Featured Speaker: Jack Prelutsky

1982 Jean Craighead George

 

Featured Speaker: Jean Craighead George

1981 Lillian Gerhardt

 

Featured Speaker: Lillian N. Gerhardt
Editor in Chief of School Library Journal

1980 Beverly Cleary

 

Featured Speaker: Beverly Cleary

1979 Jane Yolen

 

Featured Speaker: Jane Yolen

1978 Charlotte Zolotow

 

Featured Speaker: Charlotte Zolotow

1977 Tom Sullivan

 

Featured Speakers: Derek Gill and Tom Sullivan