8/17/18

Ladybug Nominee


La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal (New York, NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2017)

With award winning art inspired by Peruvian culture, this bi-lingual retelling of the classic story with Spanish flair is sure to captive its readers. As the story goes, El príncipe  knows this is the girl for him, but his mother disagrees.


About Susan Middleton Elya
As she state her “website will teach you a little bit about the Spanish language, a little bit about me, Susan Middleton Elya, and a lot about my books, reviews, and illustrators. And you can also find some tips that may help you become a successful author.” http://www.susanelya.com/

About Juana Martinez-Neal
Winner of the Pura Belpré Medal for Illustration.
This illustrator creates textures and depth by painting with acrylics, colored pencils and graphite on handmade textured paper. This year (2018) her first author illustrator debut Alma and How She Got Her Name will debut. Born in Peru, she now resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with her family. Learn more about her and her work: http://juanamartinezneal.com/


Activities
Art Ideas:

Book activities from the illustrator: http://juanamartinezneal.com/books/laprincesaandthepea/

MaiStoryBook Library: La Princesa and the Pea + Princess and the Pea *Marble Run* Craft: http://maistorybook.com/2018/01/26/maistorybook-library-la-princesa-and-the-pea-princess-and-the-pea-marble-run-craft/

P is for Princess and the Pea: http://preschoolalphabet.blogspot.com/2014/01/p-is-for-princess-and-pea.html?m=1   Note: Where is the Pea can be made into a felt game/story.


Links

 
This is one of ten titles nominated for the 2018 Ladybug Picture Book Award. This info sheet post was created by Deborah Dutcher, Youth and Adult Services Librarian, NHSL.

8/16/18

Change re NH Literary Awards

On August 16, 2018 The NH Writers' Project notified us that they have decided that will coordinate the NH Literary Awards on their own. The Center for the Book will not be involved. Consequently the information posted yesterday is no longer valid.Sara Lesley Arnold Warner is the NHWP Literary Awards Committee Chair. Inquiries about the NH Literary Awards should be directed to info@nhwritersproject.org.

8/15/18

13th NH Literary Awards

On August 16, 2018 The NH Writers' Project notified us that they have decided that will coordinate the NH Literary Awards on their own. The Center for the Book will not be involved. Consequently the information below is no longer valid.Sara Lesley Arnold Warner is the NHWP Literary Awards Committee Chair. Inquiries about the NH Literary Awards should be directed to info@nhwritersproject.org.


The Center for the Book at the NHSL in partnership with the New Hampshire Writers’ Project will present the 13th New Hampshire Literary Awards in November 2019.
Books by New Hampshire natives, by New Hampshire residents, or that have New Hampshire as a prominent aspect of their content and with a publication date between  April 1, 2016 and Jan. 31, 2019 will be eligible for the awards. Specific award categories will be similar to past ones and will be announced when nominations open.

Preliminary Timeline
  • January 2019 - judging panel recruitment will begin
  • March 2019 - open nominations mid-month, award categories will be announced at this time
  • April 2019 - postmark deadline for nominations is expected to be April 29, 2019
  • August 2019 - readers' choice voting will be opened mid-month
  • September 2019 - finalists will be announced mid-month; readers' choice voting will close at the end of the month
  • October 2019 - winners of NH Literary Awards will be announced
  • November 2019 - award ceremony will be held at which readers' choice winners will be announced

8/13/18

Book of the Week (8/13/2018)

Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History by Keith O'Brien (New York: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018).

New Hampshire author Keith O'Brien presents the fascinating true story of the "fly girls" who fought to compete against men in the national air races of the 1920s and 1930s, and ultimately won.
Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi-day events, and cities vied with one another to host them. The pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully stared death in the face. Well, the men were hailed. Female pilots were more often ridiculed than praised for what the press portrayed as silly efforts to horn in on a manly, and deadly, pursuit. Fly Girls recounts how a cadre of women banded together to break the original glass ceiling: the entrenched prejudice that conspired to keep them out of the sky.

O'Brien weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high-school dropout who worked for a dry cleaner in Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcee; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at the constraints of her blue-blood family's expectations; and Louise Thaden, the mother of two young kids who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to race against the men -- and in 1936 one of them would triumph in the toughest race of all.

Like Hidden Figures and Girls of Atomic CityFly Girls celebrates a little-known slice of history wherein tenacious, trail-blazing women braved all obstacles to achieve greatness. -- Publisher's blurb
Join Keith O'Brien as he presents his book at Water Street Bookstore on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 7 pm and at Gibson's Bookstore on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 5:30 pm.

8/10/18

Ladybug Nominee

Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist by Amy Guglielmo & Jacqueline Tourville, illustrated by Brigette Barrager (New York, NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017)



A picture book biography of Mary Blair, the artist behind Disney’s It’s A Small World. The language and illustrations are colorful and the story vividly bursting about following ones dream.


About Amy Guglielmo
This artist and author resides in Costa Rica and on the shores of Lake Champlain. She is the artist and co-author of the Touch the Art series for kids. See more about Amy Guglielmo at: www.amyguglielmo.com

About Jacqueline Tourville
Jacqueline Tourville resides on the coast of Maine.  She and her kids love hunting hermit crabs. Still today her favorite book is Madeline

About Brigette Barrager
An artist, designer, illustrator and writer of children’s books, Brigette Barrager spent some time at Pixar and Disney Animation Studios before going it on her own. She lives with her husband and pets in Los Angeles. 

Activities

It’s a Small World Sing-a-long: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jiaU0xbOKs

Links
The Magic of Mary Blair: http://magicofmaryblair.com/



This is one of ten titles nominated for the 2018 Ladybug Picture Book Award. This info sheet post was created by Deborah Dutcher, Youth and Adult Services Librarian, NHSL.