We typically submit the winner of the Beatty Award, which is chosen by the California Library Association. This year, they selected two books ˇV one for children and the other for Young Adult (13-18). Is there a recommendation for which one we should submit? I wasnˇ¦t sure if Great Reads was geared more towards the younger readers or if a YA title would work.



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Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 6:46 AM
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Subject: Re: Great Reads selection for 2022

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AllˇXI wish I had a ˇ§replacementˇ¨ for Deziree but I do not --  at least not yet. Please send hi-res images to me with the subject line ˇ§Great Reads images.ˇ¨


I hope to have a tech person soon because, as you all know, tech and I are strange bedfellows!


I will try to fix the spreadsheet.



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Sent: Monday, April 11, 2022 5:03 PM
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Hi Karla and Sharon,


I was able to "insert" a jpeg image, but it was under 1MB. Hope that is sufficient.


Sara Juday


Alaska Center for the Book


On Monday, April 11, 2022, 11:33:58 AM AKDT, Sharon Shaloo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:



Hi, Karla, 


In the past, we have sent the images by email attachment (they used to go to Deziree) after completing the spreadsheet info.  (I also think it's confusing to have those columns on the sheet since we can't paste hi-res images into them.)


I don't know how it's working this year.  Perhaps someone will be named and we'll get an email to use?  




Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director

Mass Center for the Book 

617.872.3718 (office)



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The official author site for Rebecca E. Hirsch, author of over 70 books in nonfiction, science, geography, and picture books for children and teens.




The Great Reads form wouldn't let me enter the author's picture, the book cover or the author website for some reason. Would you be able to do that for me and Pennsylvania? There is also a nice, short Youtube video about how the author came to write the book that I thought would be great to add to the notes but it wouldn't let me paste that in either.NIGHT CREATURES by Rebecca E. Hirsch, illustrated by Sonia Possentini - YouTube  I'm not sure why....

Start reading ˇ÷ the sun sets, night creatures awaken. In their rural backyard, a parent and child camp out, watchin...



Thanks for any help you can give me, best, Karla


Karla M. Schmit

Education Librarian

Director, Pennsylvania Center for the Book

502 B Paterno Library

Penn State

University Park, PA    16802


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Sent: Friday, April 8, 2022 3:08 PM
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Subject: Great Reads selection for 2022




Thank you to those who have entered your Great Reads selection for 2022. If you have not done so, please do so no later than next Friday, April 15 (I have heard from some who cannot make this deadline and know they will make their selections as soon as possible.).


Here is the link to enter your choices:


Thanks for your cooperation and enjoy your weekend,




Guy Lamolinara

Head, Center for the Book

Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives

Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement

Library of Congress


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