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"

 

 

 

 

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


Save the Date!
2017 Fall Gala

will be held October 28, 2017
8:30 - 12:00 p.m.
Skirball Museum, West Los Angeles


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

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, listed below, 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 annual Fall Gala features a reception honoring Southern California authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults as well as a distinguished speaker. The Fall Gala brings together children's book authors and illustrators with public and school librarians, teachers, and others interested in children's literature. It features a brunch and keynote address by a notable author or illustrator of children's or young adult books followed by an AWARDS ceremony to honor authors, illustrators, and contributors of excellence to the field of children's literature in Southern California the previous year.

 

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, 2014)


*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

 

 

CLCSC Book Awards will also be presented at the Fall Gala.

Registration Information will be available in May.