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The judges were students from two kindergarten classes and the criteria, based on that used by the actual Ezra Jack Keats Award included looking for books that: make you want to learn, tell a story about family, show diversity, excite your brain and hit your heart. See and hear the excitement and book joy when the winner is announced
Press Release: 2019 Ezra Jack Keats Awards Announced
Congratulations to this year’s winners
John Sullivan/EJK Award, Writer for
Kitten and the Nightwatchman; and Oge Mora/EJK Award, Illustrator for Thank You, Omu!. EJK Mini-Grant Apply Now!
The deadline is March 31st but the application form is a breeze. Decisions are made by mid-May so you can plan for next year. Turn your best ideas into a fun program for your students.
Press Release: EJK Mini-Grants - Apply Now
The deadline is March 31st but the application form is a breeze. Decisions are made by mid-May so you can plan for the next year. Turn your best ideas into a fun program for your students.
Press Release: For Educators - Call for Mini-Grant Proposals
Approximately 70 grants, up to $500 each, will be awarded to teachers and librarians in public schools and libraries whose proposals reflect imagination and a desire to make learning fun.
Announcement Program Notes
The 2018 EJK Mini-Grant application is coming shortly. We’ll keep you posted!
EJK Bookmaking Season Finale
The last of the 2018 Bookmaking Awards were handed out in NYC on May 18. Check out the competition winners, the ceremony and the great catalogue of winning books.
EJK Book Award Words of Honor
We always love the personal and heartfelt acceptance speeches at the EJK Book Award ceremony. Read what some of this year’s honorees said about what drives them to create.
Announcement EJK Summer Story Hour
Join storyteller Tammy Hall at 2 p.m. on Saturdays in July and August as she spins tales at the Peter and Willie statue in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. It’s an NYC family tradition!
Announcement EJK Story & Craft
This popular program runs year-round at Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza. Summer dates:
June 14, July 19 and August 16. Click each date for details—and take home a free Keats book! Announcement Mini-Grant Winners Announced
Who won a Mini-Grant this year? Seventy librarians and teachers from Alabama to Alaska whose enterprising programs piqued our interest. Take a look!
Press Release: 2018 EJK Bookmaking Awards
Winners of 32th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition Announced by Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and New York City Department of Education
Celebration Happy Birthday, Ezra!
We’re celebrating with
games and read-alouds (now mobile-ready!), videos and favorite books. Check out our featured birthday activities…pin the tail on Willie, anyone? Featured Book A (Love!) Letter to Amy
Ezra’s classic tale turns 50, and Peter’s concerns are as timely as ever. The only thing that’s old-fashioned is having to mail the letter!
EJK Mini-Grants March Is for Mini-Grants
We’ve stated every reason, answered every question…now all that’s left to do is apply. The deadline is March 31. Good luck!
EJK Bookmaking It’s Bookmaking Season
The students have surpassed themselves with their stellar books, and soon they’ll receive their awards with pride. First up, the ceremony in San Francisco, on March 18, and Atlanta, on March 24. Check back to see the books!
EJK Book Award Press Release: 2018 EJK Book Award
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi to Present Awards at Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival on April 12th
EJK Mini-Grants Press Release: Call for 2018 Mini-Grant Proposals
60+ Grants of Up To $500 Each Will Be Awarded to Teachers and Librarians Across the Country
The Snowy Day January Is Snowy Day Month!
We’re snuggling with our favorite picture book, revisiting our
web features and YouTube playlist, and checking out all your wonderful Keats tweets. Why should Peter have all the fun? Announcement Game On!
Now you can use most phones and other mobile devices to send Peter sliding down a snow hill, doing stunts and dodging obstacles! Wheee!
Announcement Read As You Go
Our classic rendition of The Snowy Day is good to go on most phones and other mobile devices. Stay tuned as we update more games and read-alouds.
Announcement Keats Onstage
“The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats” is going into its third year with new productions popping up all over. We’ll tell you where to catch the show!
Announcement Present Time!
For the children in our lives, the best gift is the love of reading.
The Snowy Day A “Special” Occasion
Make it a new family tradition: Gather ’round to watch the Emmy®-winning holiday special, The Snowy Day, streaming on Amazon Prime!
EJK Book Award Press Release: EJK Book Award Prize Increased
First $3,000 Prizes to be Presented at 32nd Annual EJK Book Award Ceremony, During Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival