Friday, April 8, 2011
Do you mind a little horn-tooting? The Children's Book Committee of the Bank Street College of Education has released its One Hundred Best Books of 2011 list, and on the list are titles by several Hamline faculty AND by two of our graduate assistants (Ricki Thompson, Nancy Bo Flood) AND one by one of our grads (Cheryl Bardoe). And a shout-out to Swati Avashti, who has taught in Hamline's other MFA program and was a guest speaker in ours--she has a book on the list too.
Marsha Chall, ONE PUP'S UP
Nancy Bo Flood, WARRIORS IN THE CROSSFIRE
Ricki Thompson, CITY OF CANNIBALS
Swati Avashti, SPLIT
Ron Koertge, SHAKESPEARE MAKES THE PLAYOFFS
Jackie Briggs Martin, THE CHIRU OF HIGH TIBET
Cheryl Bardoe, MAMMOTHS AND MASTODONS: TITANS OF THE ICE AGE
According to its website, "the Committee reviews over 6000 titles each year for accuracy and literary quality and considers their emotional impact on children." Then a list of 600 is made and announced. The 100 Best List is culled from those titles.
Hats off to all!