A book club for grown-ups who love kid lit!

Meets every third Wednesday, September through April, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM in the Foot Room at the Red Wing Public Library.

Pictures & Prose is a book club for librarians, teachers, caregivers, parents, grandparents, or anyone who truly loves children’s and young adult literature. Each month we discuss one picture book and one middle grade or young adult book. Members are also welcome to share other titles recently read and loved, old or new.

1919 The Year That Changed America by Martin Sandler
Finally, an awards committee that agreed with the wisdom of our group’s choice!!
The National Book Award for Young People’s Literature was announced a few hours after our meeting on November 20th, and they too must have agreed that the single nonfiction entry on the list was deserving of the medal. If you haven’t had a chance to read this excellent recap of what our country was like 100 years ago, take a look!

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, January 15th, at 4pm at the library. Come prepared to share your favorite picks for the Caldecott, Newbery and Printz Awards, given for children’s book illustrations, writing, and young adult literature, respectively. For the criteria for each award, check out these sites:
Caldecott criteria
Newbery criteria
Printz criteria

Check out these sites to see which titles are getting lots of buzz:
Horn Book’s Calling Caldecott
School Library Journal’s Heavy Metal Newbery Predictions
School Library Journal’s Pondering Printz

There are many more sites that offer suggestions and that create Mock Award contests–Google away and you’ll find several for each of the awards.

The awards will be presented on January 27, so we can use our February meeting to see how our predictions matched up with the actual winners.

Good Reading, Everyone!

For more information, please contact Megan Seeland, Red Wing Public Library Children’s and Teen Services Librarian at mseeland@selco.info or Susan Richardson,  at richardson.susan.jean@gmail.com.