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Volume 1, Issue 6 February 2012

University of Kentucky School of L i b r a r y a n d I n f o r m a ti o n S c i e n c e

The McConnell Center for the Study of Youth Literature McConnell 2012: Breakout Sessions

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 “But Then I'd Have to Kill You: Our Breakout Sessions this year will What I Can and Cannot Tell you cover a wide range of topics—Be sure to about Serving on the Newbery check them out while you’re with us! Committee” presented by Peter Please check the final schedule for times Howard and locations.  

 McConnell 2012 Breakout Sessions  Check It Out  2012 Mock ALA Youth Media Awards Results

“Bringing Youth Literature to Life” presented by Ellen Jenay Hall

Meet the Author with M.T. Anderson

Meet the Author with Jennifer Holm

 Events Reminder

“School & Public Library Collaboration” presented by Becky Nelson & Erinn Conness

Meet the Illustrator with Lisa Desimini

 Black History Month Bibliography

Caldecott/Newbery Award Presentations

 Valentine’s Day Bibliography

Printz/Morris Award Presentations

 Un-Valentine’s Day Bibliography

“Literature and Early Literacy” presented by Mary Landrum & Lowena Latiff “Autism in Print” presented by Becky Nelson, Melinda Caldwell & Jill Barrows

Register for the Conference here:

 On the Blog/In the Center  About the Center

Check It Out: My Beautiful Child by Lisa Desimini From the breathtaking beauty of a clear blue sky to the wonder of touching a fuzzy caterpillar, the greatest riches in life are those moments of stillness and joy we share with the children we cherish. Lisa Desimini's simple, delicate words and Matt Mahurin's warm, intimate illustrations capture the closeness between parent and child--the

kindness, patience, and love that bring true happiness to us all. Celebratory yet soothing, here is a treasure for every parent and child to share together. Lisa Desimini is one of our featured presenters for the 2012 McConnell Conference. You can register for the Conference here.

If you enjoy My Beautiful Child, you might also like these titles:  Love You Forever by Robert Munsch and Sheila McGraw  Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram  If I Could Keep You Little by Marianne Richmond

2012 Mock ALA Youth Media Awards Results Caldecott Mock Vote Winners Medal  Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku by Lee Wardlaw, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin Honors  Peaceful Pieces: Poems and Quilts about Peace written and illustrated by Anna Grossnickle Hines 

Blackout written and illustrated by John Rocco

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature written by Joyce Sidman, Illustrated by Beth Krommes

Newbery Mock Vote Winners Medal  Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Honors  Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt 

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming

Printz Mock Vote Winners Medals (tie) A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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Chime by Franny Billingsley

Honors  Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck by Margarita Engle 

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Thanks to everyone who voted!

And here’s a link to a list of ALA’s Youth Media Award winners:

Upcoming Events February 5, 2012 Early Registration Deadline: Time is running out to take advantage of Early Registration rates! Early Registration ends February 5th. See link below for registration. March 23rd–24th, 2012 McConnell Conference 2012: Celebrate great children’s literature and meet our featured presenters this spring! Register here: McConnellRegistration2012

Black History Month: Pictures and Poetry Picture Books Evans, S. (2011). Underground. New York: Roaring Brook Press. Greenfield, E. (2011). The great migration: Journey to the north. New York: Amistad. Hill, L. (2010). Dave the potter: Artist, poet, slave. New York: Little, Brown and Company. Lester, J. (1999). John Henry. New York: Puffin. McKissack, P. (2011). Never forgotten. New York: Random House Children’s Books. Nelson, K. (2011). Heart and soul: The story of America and

African Americans. New York: Balzer + Bray. Pinkney, A. (2010). Sit-in: How four friends stood up by sitting down. New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Pinkney, A. (2000). Let it shine! Stories of black women freedom fighters. San Diego, CA: Harcourt.

Poetry Grimes, N. (2003). Bronx masquerade. New York: Speak. Igus, Y. (2005). I see the rhythm. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.

Langston, H. (1995). The block: Poems. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art. Myers, W. D. (1997). Harlem: A poem. New York: Scholastic. Nelson, M. (2001). Carver: A life in poems. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press. Smith, H. A. (2008). Keeping the night watch. New York: Henry Holt and Company. Wolff, V. E. (2006). Make lemonade. New York: Square Fish.

Teen Books for Valentine’s Day Conford, E. (1999). Crush: Stories by Ellen Conford. New York: HarperCollins.

Greenwald, L. (2011). Sweet treats & secret crushes. New York: Amulet Books.

Dessen, S. (2004). This Lullaby. New York: Speak.

Klause, A. (1997). Blood and chocolate. New York: Laurel Leaf.

Draper, S. (2001). Romiette and Julio. New York: Simon Pulse. Flake, S. (2004). Who am I without him: Stories about girls and the boys in their lives. New York: Hyperion. Green, J. (2012). The fault in our stars. New York: Dutton.

LeZebnik, C. (2011). Epic fail. New York: HarperTeen. Smith, J. (2012). The statistical probability of love at first sight. New York: Poppy (Hachette Book Group).

Levithan, D. (2005). Boy meets boy. New York: Knopf. Levithan, D. (2009). How they met and other stories. New York: Knopf.

Teen Reads for Anti-Valentine’s Anderson, M. (2008). Burger wuss. Somerville MA: Candlewick. Barnholdt, L. (2007). Twoway street. New York: Simon Pulse. Bauer, J. (2005). Thwonk. New York: Speak.

Graham, R. (2008). Thou shalt not dump the skater dude and other commandments I have broken. New York: Speak. Green, J. (2008). An abundance of Katherines. New York: Speak.

Moore, J. (2005). The antivalentine’s handbook. New York: Razorbill.

Handler, D. (2011). Why we broke up. New York: Little, Brown Books for Young

Brian, K. (2009). Fake boyfriend. New York: Simon & Schuster. Cohn, R. & Levithan, D. (2007). Naomi and Ely’s no kiss list. New York: Knopf.

Lockhart, E. (2006). The boyfriend list: 15 guys, 11 shrink appointments, 4 ceramic frogs and me, Ruby Oliver. New York: Delacorte.

Readers. Levithan, D. (2007). Marly’s ghost. New York: Speak.

On the Blog and In the Center On the Blog: ARC Read & Review 2012! We have the following titles available for anyone who wants to read and review them for the McConnell Center blog at http:// Our available titles are: Juvenile Fiction  Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger 

Poison Most Vial by Benedict Carey

13 Hangmen by Art Corriveau

A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle

The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook by Joanne Rocklin

Jinxed by Kurtis Scaletta, illustrated by Eric Wight

Young Adult  Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews 

Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers

Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelli Coriell 

The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis 

The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry

In the Center: Join us for the McConnell Center Reading Club where we meet and discuss new titles for children and young adults. Our next discussion will be of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness on Tuesday, February 21st, 5:00–6:00 pm. Check out our Facebook page for more information: groups/164302160289842/ We also have the Youthlitmatters Group on Facebook. Check it out here: groups/249490781731022/

Graphic Novel  Explorer: The Mystery Boxes edited by Kazu Kibuishi

About the Center A vital gathering place for books and ideas, the McConnell Center is committed to identifying excellent literature for children and adolescents and to bringing this literature to the attention of those adults who have an academic, professional, career, or personal interest in connecting young readers with books. We maintain two main, noncirculating collections: Our Current Collection includes all books sent to us for review by publishers during the current year. The Permanent Collection is several collections of books

maintained in the Center as a resource for students and librarians. It includes the Basic Collection, the Awardwinning Collection (Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, Morris, Pura Belpré, Sibert, and Orbis Pictus Awards), the Kentucky Collection (notable Kentucky authors and books about Kentucky), the Reference Collection, and the Periodical Collection. Our Spring 2012 hours are Tuesday/ Thursday 12–5pm and Monday/ Wednesday 9–2pm. Please visit our website for more information: mcconnellcenter

Contact us! Dr. Stephanie Reynolds Rachel McGuire, GA

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Lucille Little Library, 3rd Floor, Room 310 N Spring Hours: Tuesday/ Thursday 12–5pm and Monday/Wednesday 9–2pm

February 2012 McConnell Newsletter  
February 2012 McConnell Newsletter  

Contents: 2012 Breakout Sessions; Review-"My Beautiful Child" by Lisa Desimini; 2012 Mock ALA Youth Media Awards; Black History Month-Pictur...