28 minutes | Jan 22nd 2021

Children's Book Awards

Episode 120

Hello and Welcome to another potentially useful episode of the TCAPSLoop Podcast! Joining the pod today is our favorite ALA Awards Red Carpet Correspondence team, Danelle Brostrom, and Stephie Luyt to discuss Stephie's pick for the 2021 Caldecott and Newberry Book Awards! 


Moment of Zen


The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story. —Ursula K. Le Guin


All the Books and Links!

Caldecott contenders:

Honeybee, Candace Fleming, ill. Eric Rohmann

Packs: Strength in Numbers, Hannah Salyer

The Blue House, Phoebe Wahl

My Best Friend, Julie Fogliano, ill. Jillian Tamaki

Outside In, Deborah Underwood, ill. Cindy Derby

A Girl Like Me, Angela Johnson, ill. Nina Crews

A Polar Bear in the Snow, Mac Barnett, ill. Shawn Harris

Exquisite : The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks, Suzanne Slade, ill. Cozbi Cabrera

We Are Water Protectors, Carole Lindstrom, ill. Michaela Goade - Stephie's Pick!

All Because You Matter, Tami Charles, ill. Bryan Collier

Your Place in the Universe, Jason Chin


Newbery contenders:

King and the Dragon Flies, Kacen Callender - Stephie's Pick

From the Desk of Zoe Washington, Janae Marks

Fighting Words, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Echo Mountain, Lauren Wolk

Here in the Real World, Sara Pennypacker

Prairie Lotus, Linda Sue Park


Watch the Announcements Live!


Battle of the Books Grand Traverse 


Tech Tool(s) of the Week: 

TeachingBooks.net - Author Name Pronunciation


News Literacy Week (January 25-29, 2021)


Thanks for listening and inspiring!

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