The children’s book by Sharelle Byars Moranville has been selected by the Iowa Center for the Book as Iowa’s title for the 2016 National Book Festival’s Discover Great Places through Reading Map.
The Iowa Center for the Book is now accepting applications for the 2016 Iowa Literacy Award, recognizing an organization that has made an outstanding contribution to increasing literacy in Iowa. Nominations are due by Aug. 5.
This week, Iowa Public Radio host Charity Nebbe highlighted children’s literature as a topic on the "Talk of Iowa" program.
The Iowa Center for the Book has announced that two Iowa student readers received high honors in the National Letters About Literature writing contest. The two students, Hannah Huang of Ames and Josie Boyle of Farley, both won first place in the state contest which qualified them to move on to the national competition.
The Iowa Center for the Book has announced 18 student readers from across Iowa as winners and honorable mentions for the 2016 Iowa Letters About Literature awards program.
Robinson, author of 2016 All Iowa Reads selection "Lila" will receive the prize at the National Book Festival in September.
The Letters About Literature program is in full swing- Iowa readers submitted their letters in January and the judging process is underway!
The All Iowa Reads Committee has added three new members as one departs.
Resources to plan a successful discussion of the 2016 selection, "Lila" by Pulitzer Prize winning author Marilynne Robinson.
Written by one of the greatest novelists of our time, "Lila" will engender deep discussions about the human experience. Set in Iowa and starring Iowans, the book immerses us in Midwest history and the natural even sacred beauty of the prairie. Robinson dedicates her book "To Iowa."
Raising Readers in Story County received 2015 Iowa Literacy Award from the Iowa Center for the Book.
Through its literacy awards, the Library of Congress is striving to bring worldwide attention to the issues of illiteracy and aliteracy. The Iowa Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book, will present Raising Readers in Story County with Iowa's 2015 prize for their innovative practices in this field.
Representing Iowa in the "Discover Great Places Through Reading" map," McGehee's newest book will delight readers of all ages. An awarding winning illustrator/author, she brings "passion and warmth that leap from the pages" of all her books.
Eighteen students named Iowa winners in national reading/writing contest sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Iowa Center for the Book, a program of Iowa Library Services/State Library
A creative collaboration between the Iowa Center for the Book and the University of Iowa Center for the Book has been funded by the Iowa Center for the Book Foundation. Libraries which may be limited by local financial resources are eligible to borrow the display for learning and enjoyment by children and adults alike.
Enjoy a weekend with guest speakers, poetry readings, workshops and more in Akron, Ia., Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18th. The event, sponsored by the Akron Public Library, will be held in the Hole in the Wall Lodge, 14396 Diamond Ave., Akron.
My children know and my grandchildren at least have a faint inkling that the step between my buying them a book as a gift and wrapping it is reading it. Not that I read every book I give them as a gift. Sometimes I run out of time before the Christmas presents have to be shipped. And I would never give a Christmas present late because I still had six chapters to read. I don’t feel I need to treat birthdays as strictly. And I am always careful not to spill tea as I am reading these presents.
The Iowa Wild Rose Award, established in 2009, will honor an author/illustrator of books for children/young adults. The first award will be given in 2010.
Nominations are now being sought for the 2010 Iowa Wild Rose Award. This literary award will be announced on January 15, 2010 and will honor an author/illustrator of books for children/young adults. Libraries, publishers, and readers of all types are eligible to nominate an author/illustrator.
This is the first of what will be an irregularly scheduled series about books that you may have missed and may want to consider reading. The following book recommendation is by Marvin Bergman, editor of The Annals of Iowa and a member of the Iowa Center for the Book Advisory Committee and the All Iowa Reads Committee.
The State Historical Library’s Book Discovery Discussions kicks off its 2008-2009 schedule Oct. 15, 2008, with "In for the Long Haul: The Life of John Ruan" by William Friedricks. The author will talk about the book and his process researching and documenting this prominent Iowa businessman and philanthropist. “Book Discovery Discussions” explores literature that defines, reflects or captures the history of Iowa. Meetings are free and open to the public at the State Historical Building, 3rd Floor, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines. Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch or take-out is available at several area restaurants, including Baratta’s on 3W of the Historical Building.