Graphic novelist Stephan Pastis, author of the “Timmy Failure” series, presents a program in the Center for the Book’s Young Readers Center

Center for the Book Publications List

Young Readers, Books and Reading

The Adventures of Cap’n O.G. Readmore (1984)
Author:
Fran Manushkin
Description: 32 p. An illustrated book for young children introducing Cap’n O.G. Readmore, an animated reading promoter created by ABC Children’s Television and the Center for the Book. Published by Scholastic.
Links: LCIB coverage (issue 42.20)

The Audience for Children’s Books (1980)
Author:
Various
Description: 29 p. Viewpoint No. 2. Features remarks by Elaine Moss, Barbara Rollock, Cecily Ann Truett, Ann Durell, and Ethel L. Heins from a March 12-13, 1979 symposium at the Library of Congress commemorating the International Year of the Child.
Links: LC catalog entry | Full text through HathiTrust | LCIB coverage (issue 38.26)

A Journey Through Balladry: A Concert by Burl Ives (1989)
Author:
Burl Ives
Description:
Recording of a September 21, 1989 concert given by Burl Ives at the Library of Congress in celebration of the Year of the Young Reader.
Links: LC catalog entry for audio recording | LCIB coverage (issue 48.32) | LCIB coverage (photo and caption, issue 48.44)

Children’s Book Collecting: A Symposium (May 1986)
Author:
Sybille A. Jagusch, Patricia C. Strickland
Description: Article from LCIB issue 45.20 (p. 179-182), reporting on a Nov. 14, 1985 symposium cosponsored with the Library’s Children’s Literature Center and held during National Children’s Book Week. Features remarks by Justin G. Schiller, Margaret C. Maloney, Lloyd E. Cotsen, Robert D. Hale, Brian Alderson and Fritz Eichenberg.
Links: Full article | LC catalog entry for audio recording

Dare to be Creative! (1984)
Author:
Madeleine L’Engle
Description: 30 p. A lecture presented at the Library of Congress on November 16, 1983 in honor of National Children’s Book Week discussing censorship and children’s literature.
Links: LC catalog entry | Full text through ERIC database

Expert’s Corner: National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Kate DiCamillo Discusses How Stories Connect Us (September/October 2015)
Author:
LCM staff
Description: Article from Library of Congress Magazine Vol. 4 No. 5 (p. 13) that presents DiCamillo’s remarks from an event at the Library of Congress on May 6, 2015.
Links: Full article (pdf download)

The Exquisite Corpse Adventure: A Progressive Story Game Played by 20 Celebrated Authors and Illustrators (2011)
Author:
Various
Description: 276 p. An online reading promotion project for young people created by the Center for the Book in collaboration with the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance, published in book form by Candlewick Press.
Links: LC catalog entry | Text and audio installments on Read.gov | News release (August 12, 2011) | LCIB coverage (issue 68.11) | LCIB coverage (issue 69.11) | Page on Candlewick Press website

Favorite Places: The Young Readers Center (September/October 2015)
Author:
LCM staff
Description: Article from Library of Congress Magazine Vol. 4 No. 5 (p. 3) with a brief description of the activities and mission of the Library’s Young Readers Center.
Links: Full article (pdf download)

Library Services Journal Vol. 2 No. 4 (October 2010)
Author:
Various
Description: 28 p. Features articles exploring the Library’s outreach efforts and programs for young people, including “Reaching Readers of All Ages,” “Welcoming the Nation’s Youth To a Special Place in the Nation’s Library,” “An Idea Whose Time Finally Came,” “America’s Reading Ambassador for Young People,” “Express Yourself: Art and Writing Competitions Tap Youths’ Creativity,” “Targeting Kids and Teens with a Reading Website” and “Welcoming Visitors of All Ages.”
Links: LC catalog entry

The Mask Beneath the Face: Reading About and With; Writing About and for: Children (1990)
Author:
E.L. Konigsburg
Description: 31 p. Viewpoint No. 28. A lecture presented on October 21, 1989 and sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Florida Center for the Book.
Links: LC catalog entry

National Treasures and Local Treasures (January/February 2009)
Author:
Guy Lamolinara
Description: Article from LCIB issue 68.1-2 (p. 30-31) describing outreach programs in 2009 aimed primarily at young people, presented jointly by the Center for the Book and the Library’s Educational Outreach Office at state center for the book affiliates in Florida, Colorado, Texas, and California.
Links: Full article

Reading and Successful Living: The Family-School Partnership (1982)
Author:
Edited by Lester Asheim, D. Philip Baker, and Virginia H. Mathews
Description: 161 p. Papers presented at a symposium on November 18-19, 1981 focusing on family-school partnerships to encourage literacy. Published by the Shoe String Press, with a foreword by first lady Barbara Bush.
Links: LC catalog entry

Scandinavian Children’s Books Today (January 1983)
Author:
John Y. Cole
Description: Article from LCIB issue 42.4 (p. 26-28) reporting on a November 15, 1982 symposium featuring renowned Swedish author Astrid Lindgren and other authorities on Scandinavian children’s literature as part of a celebration of National Children’s Book Week. Sponsored by the Children’s Literature Center and the Center for the Book.
Links: Full article

Stepping Away from Tradition: Children’s Books from the Twenties and Thirties (1988)
Author:
Edited by Sybille A. Jagusch
Description: 144 p. Papers by John Tebbel, Abe Lerner, Anne MacLeod, and Mildred Batchelder presented at a November 15, 1984 symposium sponsored by the Children's Literature Center and the Center for the Book.
Links: LC catalog entry

Voyage (2015)
Author: Billy Collins, Karen Romagna, illustrator
Description: 31 p. An illustrated poem for young people about a boy in a boat who loves to read. Dedicated by Poet Laureate Billy Collins to John Cole in 2003 on his 25th anniversary as director of the Center for Book, the original letterpress edition of the poem was printed on handmade paper and was a gift from the coordinators of the Center for the Book’s state affiliates. A portion of the royalties was donated to the Center for the Book by the publisher, Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc.
Links: LC catalog entry