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2015 Children’s Choice Book Awards

2015 Children’s Choice Book Awards

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The Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by kids and teens! Last year, over 1,200,000 votes were cast by young readers!

This year, voting will be open at ccbookawards.com from Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Winners will be announced during the 96th annual Children’s Book Week (May 4-10, 2015), the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Meet this year’s CCBA finalists here!


KINDERGARTEN TO SECOND GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Duck, Duck, Moose! Duck, Duck, Moose! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illustrated by Noah Z. Jones
Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER! Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER! by Jeff Cohen, illustrated by Ellana Allen
Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance by Birgitta Sif
How to Babysit a Grandma How to Babysit a Grandma by Jean Reagan, illustrated by Lee Wildish
A Pet for Fly Guy A Pet for Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold


THIRD TO FOURTH GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Claude at the Beach Claude at the Beach by Alex T. Smith
The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza by James Kochalka
Happy Birthday, Babymouse Happy Birthday, Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm, illustrated by Matt Holm
Kali’s Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue Kali’s Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue by Jennifer Keats Curtis, illustrated by John Gomes
Sisters Sisters by Raina Telgemeier


FIFTH TO SIXTH GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Ice Dogs Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson
Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan, illustrated by John Rocco
Temple Run: Race Through Time to Unlock Secrets of Ancient Worlds Temple Run: Race Through Time to Unlock Secrets of Ancient Worlds by Tracey West
The Dumbest Idea Ever! The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley
The Return of Zita the Spacegirl The Return of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke


TEEN BOOK OF THE YEAR

City of Heavenly Fire City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Cress Cress by Marissa Meyer
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai, co-written by Patricia McCormick
The One The One by Kiera Cass
We Were Liars We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


CHILDREN’S CHOICE DEBUT AUTHOR

El Deafo El Deafo by Cece Bell
A Snicker of Magic A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands by Katherine Roy
The Last Wild The Last Wild by Piers Torday
The Thickety: A Path Begins The Thickety: A Path Begins by J.A. White


TEEN CHOICE DEBUT AUTHOR

Half Bad Half Bad by Sally Green
The Truth About Alice The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
The Freedom Summer Murders The Freedom Summer Murders by Don Mitchell
When I Was the Greatest When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton


CHILDREN’S CHOICE ILLUSTRATOR

Sparky Sparky by Jenny Offill, illus. by Chris Appelhans
Have You Seen My Dragon? Have You Seen My Dragon? by Steve Light
Viva Frida Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales with photography by Tim O’Meara
Gaston Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio Illus by Christian Robinson
Hooray for Hat! Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won

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Black History – IndyPL Digital Collections

Black History – IndyPL Digital Collections

The Indianapolis Public Library has a digital collection full of digital images that will give you a good look at black history in America and right here in Indiana. These items are the real thing. The collection includes photographs, photographs of artifacts and documents which would be great resources for school reports.

 

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Artifacts at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis – A digital collection of 1,000 artifacts from the museum collection. Selected objects range over school subjects from Social Studies to Science to Geography with a particular emphasis on Indiana. You can visit the whole collection or you can see just the African-American artifacts.

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Free Soil Banner – The Free Soil Banner was a newspaper published in Indianapolis from 1848 to 1854 published by the Free Soil Party. The main plank in the Party’s platform was that slavery should not be extended to the territories newly gained in the war with Mexico, but should be “free soil”, worked by free (as opposed to slave) labor. They stopped short at advocating the abolition of slavery, preferring to contain it to the areas where it was already allowed, believing that it would eventually die out. “Free soil, free speech, free labor, free men.”

 

 

African American Firefighters – On May 19, 1876 Fire Chief W. O. Sherwood appointed the first black men to the Indianapolis Fire Department on Hose Company 9, located at 31 West Saint Joseph Street. This station, eventually renumbered as Station 1 and relocated to 441 Indiana Avenue, grew to become an all-black double company firehouse, with approximately 24 firefighters who rotated through two 24-hour shifts.

Black firefighters remained segregated from the rest of the Fire Department until the practice was officially ended on Jan. 1, 1960. Hired before integration in 1955, Joseph Kimbrew became the first black Fire Chief of the Indianapolis Fire Department on January 19, 1987.

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The Indianapolis Postcard Collection - This postcard is a photo of the 1943 Negro League Indianapolis Clowns. The postcard collection is a great resource for Indianapolis history, especially if you have to know about a landmark in the city. The we_are_the_shipcollection is mostly made up of postcards of buildings, but I didn’t want to miss pointing out this one. For more information about the negro leagues and black athletes take a look at Black History: Athletes. Especially don’t miss We Are the Ship by Kadir Nelson

 

More Info Guides about Black History:

 

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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows…

In 1939, Robert May created the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as a holiday promotion for Montgomery Ward. This beloved red-nosed reindeer first aired on NBC on December 6, 1964.

In honor of the 75thth anniversary of Rudolph’s story and 50th anniversary of the original air date, this classic has been re-released in both print and multi-media format. It has also been adapted in early reader and graphic novel format.

Check it out today!

Websites:

Books:

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Reader Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Classic Island of Misfit Toys

DVDs:

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CDs:

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eBooks:

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eAudio:

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Items Recommended by Janet Spaulding and Jessica Lawrence, Selection Services

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Win a Visit from Andrew Luck & Dwayne Allen

Win a Visit from Andrew Luck & Dwayne Allen

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COLTSTRONG, LIBRARYSTRONG
CONTEST RULES
November 15 – December 31, 2014

•    The contest is to promote and encourage young people, 6 to 17 years-old, to use their library cards at the various branches and Central Library of the Indianapolis Public Library (the “Library”).
•    The contest begins 12 a.m. November 15, 2014, and ends 11:59 p.m. December 31, 2014.
•    Library card holders are automatically entered into the contest when they use their library card for any library service.  Only one library card usage per day, per person will count for entry into the contest.  No purchase is necessary to win the contest.
•    The more days during the contest period the library card holders use their library card, the more automatic chances are entered into the contest and the greater the odds of winning.
•    After the contest period ends, one winner will randomly be drawn by computer and notified on January 9, 2015.
•    The date and time of the Colts players visit is to be determined by the Indianapolis Colts and the Library.
•    The contest winner will be eligible to choose which Library location hosts the visit.
•   The event is limited to the winning child, the winning child’s family and 20 of the child’s friends each accompanied by an adult – not to exceed 50 people.
•    The contest winner must be a Library card holder, 6 to 17 years-old, and a legal resident of the fifty United States.
•    The contest is open to the general public, not Library employees.
•    The contest is run by the Indianapolis Public Library, P.O. Box 211, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206-0211.
•    Contest prize has no retail value.

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Books:

Andrew Luck 321 Andrew Luck 580 Andrew Luck 581 Andrew Luck 582
The Indianapolis Colts 280 The Indianapolis Colts 416 The Story of the Indianapolis Colts Superstars of the Indianapolis Colts
Sports Illustrated Kids Football Big Book of Who Football The Everything Kids Football Book Fourth Down and Inches
Football Math on the Gridiron Amazing Football Records Football Frenzy
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