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2014 Coretta Scott King Awards: P.S. Be Eleven & Knock Knock My Dad’s Dream for Me

2014 Coretta Scott King Awards: P.S. Be Eleven & Knock Knock My Dad’s Dream for Me

P.S. Be Eleven

The Coretta Scott King Award is given in January each year to one African American author and one African American illustrator for outstanding books that promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples.

The award is 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 and world brotherhood.

2014
Author Winner: Rita Williams-Garcia
for P.S. Be Eleven
Author Honor: John Lewis and Andrew Aydin for March
Author Honor: Walter Dean Myers for Darius & Twig
Author Honor: Nikki Grimes for Words with Wings

Illustrator Winner: Bryan Collier for Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me
Illustrator Honor: Kadir Nelson for Nelson Mandela

 

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2014 Newbery Medal Winner: Flora & Ulysses

2014 Newbery Medal Winner: Flora & Ulysses

FloraRescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.

Author: Kate DiCamillo

 

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KIDS eReading Room

KIDS eReading Room

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You can now easily find eBooks and eAudio in the NEW! KIDS eReading Room at imcpl.org. Check them out with your library card just like printed library books.  The collection includes such favorites as:

  • Judy Moody and the Magic Treehouse series
  • C.S. Lewis, Lemony Snicket, James Dashner, Percy Jackson and Harry Potter
  • Comic and graphic novels, Humor, Mystery, Science & Nature, Science Fiction, & Fantasy

Library eBooks are compatible for downloading on most eReaders, tablets and mobile devices running the free Kindle app, as well as smartphones, iOS and Android devices. Using your Library card, you can download up to 25 items at a time for loan periods ranging from 7 to 21 days or access items from your browser.

Titles available include:

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2014 WrestleMania Reading Challenge

2014 WrestleMania Reading Challenge

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Are you ready to become a reading superstar? We Give Books, WWE and the Young Adult Library Services Association have teamed up to bring you the WrestleMania Reading Challenge. Take part by reading a book or writing an essay about your favorite book to earn a chance to win a trip to WrestleMania 30 and a chance to meet a WWE Superstar! There are also awesome prizes!

The  WrestleMania Reading Challenge  is an annual online reading and writing contest designed to encourage kids to read and help to build a lifelong love of reading. Beginning in January and running through February, students, ages 4-18, can participate at  WWEReadingSuperstar.com. Children ages 4-12, along with their teachers, parents, and caregivers, can read books online for free and virtually connect with WWE Superstar Reading Buddies. Students ages 13-18are encouraged by WWE Superstars to read a book and submit an essay about why they love to read. Both age groups are eligible to win great prizes.

IT’S EASY, FUN AND FREE!
Kids age 4 to 12, along with an adult such as a
teacher, parent, or caregiver, can take part in a few
simple steps!
1. Enter your child’s birthdate to access the challenge at  WWEReadingSuperstar.com.
2. Select a WWE Superstar Reading Buddy.
3. Start reading!
4. Enter your  email address when you reach
the end of the book and you will receive an email
from us to confirm your official entry.

If you are a student age 13-18, the steps are similar.
1. Enter your birthdate to access the challenge at  WWEReadingSuperstar.com.
2. Select a WWE Superstar Pen Pal.
3. Read a book!
4. Write an essay about your favorite book and convince
your Pen Pal to read it too!
5. Submit your final essay and enter your email address
to complete your entry.

If wrestling isn’t your thing…be sure to visit  We Give Books anyway – they have a whole library of free books for kids to read online!

  • More books from IndyPL to read online with kids Right Now!
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Indiana Black History Challenge 2014

Indiana Black History Challenge 2014

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Indiana Black History Challenge – Learn about outstanding black Hoosiers in medical care and advocacy and test your knowledge by taking the online quiz. The first 5,000 entrants will receive two tickets to the Indiana Experience, and 30 lucky players will receive four tickets to see the Indianapolis Indians. One winner will receive the grand prize – an overnight stay at the Omni Severi Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, four tickets to The Children’s Museum and a household membership to the Indiana Historical Society, which includes free year-round Indiana Experience admission.

Websites

More Info Guides about Black History:

If you like reading about the story of America and African Americans try these::
Traveling Experience Miles Powerful
Crafts Woodson Moving Job
Marching Culture Come Color
Handy Harlem Sugar Courage
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