The last date for the submission of Minigrant applications has been moved to March 30
(the usual deadline is March 15). We hope those extra two weeks will help schools beset
by winter storms and other difficulties get an opportunity to complete their proposals.
Good luck to everyone!
Author-illustrator Nina Crews counts Ezra as an inspiration. In her urban updates of nursery rhymes and folktales, and her original stories, she uses photography and photo-collage to create a realistic look that lets the magic shine through. Read her reflections on Ezra’s illustrations for an old poem familiar to generations of children, Over in the Meadow.
Ezra’s love of nature was never more evident than in Over in the Meadow, his setting of a child’s counting rhyme that teaches as much about wildlife as about numbers. The meadow, in Ezra’s illustrations, is a busy place, full of colors, sounds and various species mothering their young. Light-hearted and luminous, this book begs to be read out loud. Plus: Aww is for animals, counting and crafts, why we set the clocks ahead, and more.
Meet the winners of the 2014 EJK Book Award: Congratulations to Ame Dyckman, New Writer for Tea Party Rules; and Christian Robinson, New Illustrator for Rain! And three cheers to the five Honor Book Award recipients—they had stiff competition. Check back in coming days for more information, interviews with the winners, media coverage and Twitter activity!
The 2014 winners of the EJK Bookmaking Competition have been chosen, and you’ll meet them and see their creations in the coming weeks. The books will be on display at the Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, May 5-25. Congratulations to all the students and teachers who guided them to victory!
The awards ceremony of the second annual EJK Bookmaking Competition in San Francisco took place on March 2. The competition was open to students in grades K-12, grouped into five grade levels. There were first, second and third-place winners at each level, plus special recognition awards. See the press announcement below for details. Congratulations to all!
• Press release: Announcing the Winners of the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition!