CONGRATULATIONS!
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, 2015, 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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Book Awards

Each year, the Council is pleased to present awards to Southern California authors and illustrators for outstanding books published in the previous year. The awards are presented and celebrated at the Fall Gala.

With the exception of three named awards, Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry, the Dorothy C. McKenzie Award for Distinguished Service to the Field of Children's Literature, and the Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature, the Award categories vary from year to year and are determined by the serving Awards Committee, which is comprised of Children's Literature Council members. The Committee considers all books written and/or illustrated by Southern California authors and illustrators and published in the year preceding the Award year.

The 2017 Awards Committee will convene in January 2017.  Submissions (books published in the year 2016) for award consideration may be sent directly to the Awards Chair.
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BOOK AWARD WINNERS 2011 - 2016
   
2016

*Outstanding Work of Fiction

Pam Munoz Ryan
Echo
Scholastic Press, 2015

Wait by Antoinette Portis

*Outstanding Picture Book

Antoinette Portis
Wait
Roaring Brook Press, 2015

*Excellence in Illustration

Vincent Kirsch
Gingerbread for Liberty!
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

*Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature

Stevenson, Noelle
Nimona
Harperteen, 2015




2015

*Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature

Quintero, Isabel
Gabi, A Girl in Pieces
Cinco Puntos Press, 2014


*Notable Work of Non-Fiction

Rubin, Susan Goldman
Freedom Summer
Holiday House, 2014

*Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry

Graham, Joan Bransfield
The Poem that Will Not End
Two Lions, 2014

Found by Salina Yoon

*Excellence in a Picture Book

Yoon, Salina
Found
Walker Children's, 2014

 

 

2014

*Best Narrative Voice in a Picture Book

Drew Daywalt
The Day the Crayons Quit
Penguin Group USA, 2013.

*Most Distinguished Juvenile Non-Fiction Book

Kadir Nelson
Nelson Mandela
HarperCollins, 2013.

*Excellence in Picture Book Illustration

Dan Santat
Carnivores written by Aaron Reynolds. Chronicle Books, 2013.
Crankenstein written by Samantha Berger. Little, Brown, Co., 2013.
Picture Day Perfection written by Deborah Diesen. Harry N. Abrams, 2013.
Because I'm Your Dad written by Ahmet Zappa. Disney Press, 2013.

*Excellence in Juvenile Fiction

Holly Goldberg Sloan
Counting by 7s.
Penguin Group USA, 2013.

*Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature

Smith, Andrew
Winger.
Simon & Schuster, 2013.

 

 

2013
Cardboard by Doug TenNaple

*Groundbreaking Graphic Novel

Doug TenNapel
Cardboard. Graphix, 2012.


*Groundbreaking Graphic Novel

 

Extra Yarn by Max Barnett

*Excellence in Picture Book Artistry

Jon Klassen
Extra Yarn. 
Balzer and Bray, 2012.



*Excellence in Picture Book Artistry

Jon Klassen
House Held Up by Trees.
 
Candlewick Press, 2012.

This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

*Excellence in Picture Book Artistry
Jon Klassen
This is Not My Hat.
 
Candlewick Press, 2012.

King of the Mound: My Summer with Satchel Paige by Wes Tooke

*Inspiring Work of Historical Fiction

Wes Tooke
King of the Mound: My Summer with Satchel Paige
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012.

Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos

*Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature

Carrie Arcos
Out of Reach
Simon Pulse, 2012.
*Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature

Looking for Me by Betsy R. Rosenthal

*Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry

Betsy R. Rosenthal
Looking for Me
Henry Holt and Co., 2011.

 

 

 
2012
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

*Outstanding Picture Book

Jon Klassen
I Want My Hat Back.  
Candlewick Press, 2011.

* Inspiring Work of Non-Fiction

Kadir Nelson
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. 
Harper Collins, 2011.
* Inspiring Work of Non-Fiction

Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin

*Distinguished Work of Historical Fiction

Eugene Yelchin 
Breaking Stalin's Nose
Henry Holt & Co., 2011.
*Distinguished Work of Historical Fiction

I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan

*Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature

Holly Goldberg Sloan
I'll Be There
Little, Brown, &
Co., 2011.
*Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature

Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku by Lee Wardlaw

*Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry

Lee Wardlaw
Won-Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku
Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin
Henry Holt and Co., 2011.

 

 

 
2011
A Bald Eagle's World by Caroline Arnold

*Best Written and Illustrated Suite of Non-Fiction for Children*Outstanding Picture Book

Caroline Arnold
A Bald Eagle's World
A Moose's World
A Polar Bear's World
A Walrus' World

(Caroline Arnold's Animals), written and illustrated by Caroline Arnold. Picture Window Press, 2010.

Grandma's Gloves by Cecil Castellucci

*Best Narrative Voice in a Picture Book

Cecil Castellucci
Grandma's Gloves 
Written by Cecil Castellucci.
Illustrated by Julia Denos.
(Candlewick Press, 2010)

Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan

*Distinguished Lyrical Fictionalized Biography

Pam Munoz Ryan 
The Dreamer 
Illustrated by Peter Sis.
Scholastic Press, 2010.

*Distinguished Work of Historical Fiction

Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

*Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature

Neal Shusterman
Bruiser  
Harper Teen, 2010

*Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature

 

 

 
2010

*Best Biography Duo

Kathleen Krull
Albert Einstein.  
Illustrated by Boris Kulikov.  Viking, 2009.

The Boy Who Invented TV
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Illustrated by Greg Couch.  Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2009.

*Most Magnificently Illustrated Picture Book

Marla Frazee
All the World.  
Written by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon.
 Beach Lane Books, 2009.

*Distinguished Work of Fiction

Andrew Smith 
In the Path of Falling Objects.  
Feiwel & Friends, 2009.

*Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature

Mary E. Pearson –
The Miles Between   
Henry Holt and Co., 2009.

 

*Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry

Hope Anita Smith
Mother Poems   
Henry Holt and Co., 2009.

 


2009
 

*Distinguished Work of Fiction

Pearson, Mary E. The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Henry Holt and Company, 2008 |


 

*Excellent Work of Nonfiction.

McKellar, Danica. Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss
Hudson Street Press, 2008.

 

*Outstanding Picture Book

Breathed, Berkeley. Pete & Pickles
Philomel Books, 2008.


 

*Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature

Kluger, Steve. My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins & Fenway Park
Dial Books, 2008.
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*Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry

Smith, Hope Anita. Keeping the Night Watch
Henry Holt and Comopany, 2008.


 

 

2008
 

*Inspiring Work of Nonfiction

Woelfle, Gretchen. Jeanette Rankin: Political Pioneer
Boyds Mills/Calkin Creek, 2007



 

*Groundbreaking Work of Fiction

Selznick, Brian. The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Scholastic, 2007



 

*Excellence in Illustration

Bhushan, Rahul.  Taj Mahal
Text by Caroline Arnold and Madeleine Comora
Carolrhoda Books, 2007


 

*Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature

St. James, James.  Freak Show
Dutton Children's , 2007

 

 

*Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry

Hemphill, Stephanie.  Your Own, Sylvia
Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2007


 

 

   
   
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