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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Patty Barr  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction


-- Patty Barr on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

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''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-wnning books. It's a great resource for implementing an award program in any school, as well as serving as a valuable colletion 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: A Directory of State Programs
ISBN: 1586831690

Linworth. 2004

Learn how to implement an awards program in Your School! "How-to" steps with suggestions for collaboration, obtaining funding, and publicity are included, as well as a timeline, official websites, sample ballots, press releases, and promotional activities.

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