Evaluating Youth Lit — What Makes a Good Book Good?

Besplatni webinar: Evaluating Youth Lit – What Makes a Good Book Good?

Datum i vrijeme održavanja: Thursday, June 09, 2016, 04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Trajanje: 1 sat



Writing or illustrating a book for kids is easy, right? Those of us who work with children’s books for a living can say emphatically that “no, it isn’t!”Sure, most people can read a book and tell right away whether it’s great or not-so-great. But what is it, exactly, that makes the difference?

Join us on June 9th as we cover the various elements that come together to create a book that kids will love, whether it’s the writing, the illustrations, or another bit of magic. Our panelists will bring different perspectives from the worlds of publishing and libraries for a discussion that will offer a great deal of combined experience in evaluating children’s books and will help you increase your skills and confidence in choosing the best youth titles for your library.


Mara Alpert – Children’s Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library

Jenna Friebel – Youth Services Librarian, Deerfield Public Library

Philip Lee – Publisher, Readers to Eaters

Marissa Moss – Publisher, Creston Books



Tracy Gallagher – Manager of Collection Development, Youth Materials, Ingram Content Group

Presented by: Ingram & Library Journal