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And the Winners Are . . . The 2019 PA Young Reader’s Choice Award Winners, by Nadine Poper, Librarian and Committee Member

I am a school librarian—one of the best jobs on this planet. I am also one of twenty-four librarians on the committee for the Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award. The Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award (PAYRCA) is an opportunity for … Continue reading

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PA Young Reader’s Choice Award, by Nadine Poper

Whew! Another unit on the Geisel, Caldecott, and Newbery medals comes to a close for me and my urban elementary students. What a fun ride we had. My kiddos applauded loudly for They All Saw a Cat and Du Iz Tak? Whooted and … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award, by Nadine Poper

Most of us follow the annual ALA Youth Media Awards.  As an aspiring children’s writer and librarian, I personally keep tabs on the titles that are being considered for the Caldecott and Newbery. All year long  I feverishly reserve them … Continue reading

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What My Writing Time REALLY Looks Like, by Nadine Poper

I am sitting here on a Saturday night, in my home office, trying to finish a PB manuscript for my third book about dachshunds, aka wiener dogs.  I sat down tonight with the intention of writing til the end of … Continue reading

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#LoveMadeVisible Day 7: Hope Disguised, by Nadine Poper

 Hope Disguised Scraggly but tall.  Misshapen but towering.   An unsightly tree in the timber grove. A truck pulls up.  Men get out.  Chop me down.  Drag me along icy ground .  Thrown into the back.  A big sigh knowing my end is near.  Highway noise and icy … Continue reading

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Caldecott and Newberry Talk, By Nadine Poper

Happy Monday, Everyone! Let’s talk about possible Caldecott and Newbery winners.  I use The Horn Book site Hbook.com and their Calling Caldecott blog, but I’m not too thrilled with the predictions for Caldecott.  What are your thoughts?  And what other … Continue reading

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The Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award by Nadine Poper

As an elementary librarian and children’s literature lover, I live for the Newbery, Caldecott, and Theodor Seuss Geisel contenders every year.  My students know that when I begin displaying the predicted books, the race is on to read as many … Continue reading

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