John Rowe Townsend, of Cambridge, England, died on March 24th. He was a prominent scholar and lecturer in the field of children’s literature. He was also the author of many novels for young people. Respected and beloved by many CLNE participants, he was a lecturer at Simmons College Center for the Study of Children’s Literature,… Read More
Congratulayions! to Sarah Ellis who received the 2013 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence. This is the first time that a writer of children’s literature has been honored with this award. Sarah Ellis is a CLNE board member and was CLNE’s 2012 Greek Study Fellow and Writer-in-Residence. A Canadian writer, storyteller, former librarian and educator,… Read More
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) awarded Monsieur Marceau: Actor without Words by Leda Schubert and illustrated by Gérard DuBois (Roaring Brook Press) with the 2013 Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children. The purpose of the annual award is to “promote and recognize excellence in children’s nonfiction.” Books are judged on… Read More
Congratulations to Susan Cooper, CLNE honorary board member, on the publication of Ghost Hawk (Margaret K. McElderry Books). Susan Cooper brings to this profoundly moving novel her extraordinary talent as a fantasist, realist, biographer, poet, and playwright. Epic in scope and feeling, Ghost Hawk is a call to memory and to the kinship of all… Read More
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot by Taliban fighters for her stand for education for girls speaks at the U.N. Youth Assembly on her 16th birthday. She states that “one student, one teacher, one book can change the world.” Watch the video of her inspiring and remarkable speech that expresses the goals CLNE… Read More
Congratulations! to Elizabeth Poe on the publication of From Children’s Literature to Readers Theater, published by ALA. Foreword by Katherine Paterson. Elizabeth Poe, an active CLNE and ExL participant, works with teachers in Athens, Greece who are excited about using Readers Theater with their students. Click this link for full information about her book.