Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Barr lives in Decatur. Biography: Patty Barr is the library media specialist at Lincoln and White Heath schools in Monticello, Illinois. Prior to that she was a librarian in Decatur at Roosevelt Middle School and Stephen Decatur Middle School for 12 years. Her career began teaching kindergarten in Pekin, IL and in Georgia. ''Capturing Readers with Children's Choice Book Awards'' provides a discussion and explanation of children's choice awards in the United States - a program designed to let children nominate and choose those special stories that have classrooms abuzz across the country, as well as a state-by-state directory of award programs and award-winning books. The book provides a history of children's choice awards, a brief explanation for implementing an award program in your school, and a compilation of all the award-winning books. It's a great resource for implementing an award program in any school, as well as serving as a valuable collection development tool. It includes How-To steps with suggestions for collaboration, obtaining funding and publicity. A time-line, official Web sites, sample ballots, press releases and promotional activities make this book a great additional to any professional library. Veteran librarians and library students alike will gain invaluable programming ideas with this must-have volume.
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|Capturing readers with children's choice book awards
ISBN: 1586831690 OCLC: Linworth Pub. 2004