Teachers and Librarians!
Make Selection of Two Bank Street Children's Book Awards Part of Your Elementary Curriculum
Want your students to practice their reasoning, persuasive speaking, and sharpen their visual skills while participating in selection of Bank Street’s Center for Children’s Literature’s annual best picture and best science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) books?
in the selection of the Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature (Irma Black Award). The award goes to an outstanding picture book for young children – a book in which text and illustrations are inseparable, each enhancing and enlarging on the other to produce a singular whole. The Irma Black Award is unusual in that children are the final judges of the winning book.
Learn more here about last year's award and the award curriculum. Note we will send the 2020 voting link to new registrants in early spring.
Third and Fourth Grade classes are invited to jury the Cook Prize. The Cook Prize honors the best STEM book of the year published for children eight to ten. It is the only national children’s choice award honoring a STEM title.
Learn more about last year's award and the award curriculum. The 2020 voting link will be sent to registrants in early spring.
Please share this information with your fellow educators and librarians. Everyone is invited to participate.