Nick's Picks April 2018

Special March 2018 Edition

2018 Book Awards

Since our inception in 2001, has been interviewing award-winning authors so that all readers can build personal connections to distinguished books in powerful ways.

Today, we are pleased to announce our 2018 Book Awards collection — featuring dozens of exclusive interviews, along with hundreds of instructional connections for many of the recent book award recipients.

Please enjoy this inclusive, comprehensive collection that highlights the American Library Association Youth Media Awards as well as other educational and library organizations' vetted awards for children's and young adult books.

If you discover a resource that touches you, or have other insights, I'd love to learn more. Suggestions are always welcome.

Thank you,

Nick Glass, Founder & Executive Director

Behind the Books: Frances Hardinge on women spies

Frances Hardinge's latest novel, Skinful of Shadows (Abrams, 2017), is set during the British Civil War. Hardinge knew she didn't want to write about the battles or the generals; she "wanted to show the strange, day-to-day reality of war for ordinary people whose world had been turned upside-down." As Hardinge explored these more quiet aspects of war, one part increasingly intrigued her—"The spies-cunning, bold, ingenious, and quite often female, fascinated me"—and she knew her character had to meet these women.

Frances Hardinge's Guest Blog Post now.

Meet-the-Author Book Reading: David Barclay Moore on art and story

The Stars Beneath Our Feet David Barclay Moore

In writing The Stars Beneath Our Feet (Knopf 2017), David Barclay Moore, this year's Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe New Talent Award-winner, drew on his belief of the power of art, creativity, and stories to make the world a better place.

Listen to David Barclay Moore share the story behind The Stars Beneath Our Feet.

Browse all Meet-the-Author Book Readings.

Featured Booklist: Women's History Month

Enjoy a different book celebrating Women's History Month every day of March. With a focus on social justice in the classroom, the Women's History Month: A Book Every Day booklist from Teaching for Change shares stories about trailblazing women and girls.

Explore resources for all the titles on the Women's History Month booklist.

Contests & Giveaways

Check out our March Contests & Giveaways, accompanied by multimedia resources!

  • Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
  • The Boo-Boos that Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really!) by Barry Wittenstein
  • What Happens Next by Susan Hughes and Carey Sookocheff

See the March Contests & Giveaways on our blog.

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