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April is National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month: Celebrating the Human Spirit The greatest poet in the English language, William Shakespeare, was born April 23, 1564 (and died on the same day, 52 years later), so it's especially fitting that April is National Poetry Month. According to the Academy of American Poets, it's "the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary event curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry's important place in our culture and our lives." Poetry, it has been observed, can express truths that are inaccessible in any other medium. It pervades our lives, even when we're mostly unaware of it: in the music we hear, the prayers we repeat, and the core truths that guide us. Most importantly--as Pres. John F. Kennedy observed in his speech "Power and Poetry," in honor of the late poet Robert Frost--poetry expresses the hu

2018 Caldecott and Newbery Award Winners

2018 ALA Award Winners Special Offer:   Purchase $150 or more of the 2018 ALA Award winners from Perma-Bound and you'll receive $15 off.  Purchase $450 or more of the 2018 ALA Award Winners and you'll receive $50 off.  Use promo code ALA18. Offer ends June 30, 2018.  Promo Code may only be used once per customer . Click here  to the view the full list of award winners. Caldecott Medal The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Caldecott Medal & Honor Books, 2018 Caldecott Winners Poster Caldecott Medal Winners 1938-2018 WINNER Wolf in the Snow  by  Matthew Cordell HONORS Big Cat, Little Cat  by  Elisha Cooper A Different Pond  by  Bao Phi  and  Thi Bui Grand Canyon  by  Jason Chin Newbery Medal The Newbery Medal is awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Newbery Medal Winners, 1922-