2024 Southern Book Prize Winners

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance have announced the winners of the 2024 Southern Book Prize. 2024 is a special year that marks the 25th anniversary of the prize, a quarter of a century of recognition of great Southern literature.


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2024 Prize for Excellence in Science Winners

Subaru of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, have announced the 2024 winners of the AAAS/Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books.


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Inaugural Nero Book Awards Winners

The Nero book awards were launched in May last year, just under a year. The new prize aims to celebrate the “best reads of the year” by writers based in the UK and Ireland.


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Battle 3 Recap

Congratulations goes to all of the teams for their efforts in Battle 3. It is worth noting that every team surpassed the scores they earned in Battle 2- definitely an accomplishment worth celebrating! The scores from Battle 3 have been tallied and added to the scores from Battle 1 and 2.


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2024 Schneider Family Book Award

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor authors or illustrators for books that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.


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Battle 2 Recap

Battle 2 scores have been tallied and added to the scores from Battle 1. We also had some shifting in the leaderboard. With only a 22 point spread between the highest and lowest scoring team, it is still very much anyone's game. We are excited to see the progress each team will make in Battle 3, 4 and 5!


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2024 Stonewall Book Award Winners

The Stonewall Book Awards are given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.


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2024 Odyssey Award

The Odyssey Award is given annually to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.


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2024 Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards annually recognize outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience.


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Fox Has a Problem Wins 2024 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

The Geisel Award is given annually to the authors and illustrators of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year. The award is named for Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, who once said, "Children want the same things we want: to laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted."


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Battle 1 Recap

Thanks to all participants and coaches for a great Battle 1! Battle 1 scores will be added to the scores from Battle 2, 3, 4, and 5. It is the highest overall score that will determine this season's battle - so it is still very much anyone's game. We are excited to see the progress each team will make!


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2024 Caldecott Medal Winners

Named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, the Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. In addition to the Caldecott Medal, the committee typically awards Caldecott Honors to other books worthy of attention.


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2024 Newbery Medal Winners

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British children’s book publisher John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Beside the Newbery Medal, the committee usually awards Newbery Honors to other books worthy of attention.


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Winter Reading 2024

January 01 – February 29, 202.

It's the chilliest time of year! Grab your coziest blanket, your fuzziest socks, and warm up with a good book with our Winter Reading Challenge!


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Practice Battle Recap

We hope everyone enjoyed attending the Practice Battle. As mentioned, the points earned yesterday do not count towards the season's overall battle points. Practice Battle is really just a bit of fun to help acclimate players to Battle of the Books. Even so, it is kind of exciting to see how the teams stacked up!


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One Book One Community

October - December, 2023.

This fall we're encouraging everyone to read with our One Book One Community program. For kids we're suggesting you read Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel. And for older readers, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.


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Let’s Play!: An Online Dragon Trivia Game

How will you fair on our online dragon trivia game about books, movies, history and more? The faster you answer, the more points you receive! Some questions may be easy, others you may have to take a wild guess, but in either case, we hope you have fun!


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Storytime Registration Begins Later This Month!

January's storytime is right around the corner. Registration will begin Tuesday, December 26th right at 9:00 AM- so set your phone alerts and don't let registration get lost in the shuffle as we celebrate the start of a brand new year!


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