Children’s Book Committee Honors Five Books

Tales ranging from the creation of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, to the Titanic disaster, to the amusing trials of an older sister were among the five titles honored at the 2012 Children’sBookCommitteeAwards (CBC) on February 23, in the Bank Street auditorium.
The CBC Online
CBC Chair Linda Greengrass began the proceedings by noting that the award ceremony was live on Twitter, and that the CBC’s annual online Best Children’s Books of the Year, a free guide for parents, teachers, and children, listing more than 600 annotated titles divided by age and subject categories, will be released in mid-March. Lisa Von Drasek, Children’s Librarian and Director of the Center for Children’s Literature, said that Bank Street’s first e-book, the CBC’s new edition of The Best Books to Read Aloud with Children, will be sold for $2.99 on Kindle and Nook.
The New Cook Science Book Prize
President Elizabeth D. Dickey cited Bank Street’s long tradition of fostering children’s literature in announcing the new annual Cook Prize for best children’s science book, to honor the memory of two beloved Bank Street science educators, Michael Cook and Donald Cook.
Collaborative Aspect of the CBC
Alexis W. Wright, Dean of Children’s Programs, lauded the CBC’s collaborative aspect. Founded in 1912, the CBC is an all-volunteer organization with members drawn from a wide variety of professions; many are also Bank Street alums, parents, and faculty. Its cadre of Young Reviewers, ages 2–18, also have many Bank Street connections.
The Authors on their Works  
In their acceptance speeches, the winning authors were as eloquent

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