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Literary Lights for Children – Past Years

Associates of the Boston Public Library
 

 

Literary Lights for Children
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Bates Reading Room
Boston Public Library

The Associates of the Boston Public Library held the fourtheenth annual Literary Lights for Children tea party on Sunday, September 30th in the beautiful Bates Reading Room at the Boston Public Library.


Literary Lights for Children

September 25, 2011
Bates Reading Room
Boston Public Library

The Associates of the Boston Public Library held the thirteenth Literary Lights for Children tea party on Sunday, September 25th in the beautiful Bates Reading Room at the Boston Public Library.

 


 

Literary Lights for Children

September 26, 2010
Bates Reading Room
Boston Public Library

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The Associates of the Boston Public Library held the twelfth Literary Lights for Children tea party on Sunday, September 26th.

 


 

Literary Lights for Children

September 27, 2009
Bates Reading Room
Boston Public Library

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The Associates of the Boston Public Library (BPL) held the eleventh annual "Literary Lights for Children" awards ceremony and tea party at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2009. The award winners – Sook Nyul Choi, Katherine Paterson, Brian Selznick, David Small and Sarah Stewart were enthusiastically honored for their wide-reaching contributions to children’s literature. The authors chosen as this year’s "Literary Lights" have collectively won dozens of major awards for their inspiring books, written for children and young adults.

 


 

Literary Lights for Children

September 28, 2008
Bates Reading Room
Boston Public Library

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The Associates of the Boston Public Library is pleased to announce that the tenth annual "Literary Lights for Children" event was a wonderful afternoon held on Sunday, September 28, 2008 in the Bates Reading Room at the Boston Public Library. It was particularly exciting to have the 10th Anniversary in the Library for the first time!

The Associates was happy to have Lois Lowry as a Special 10th Anniversary Guest. Winner of the Newbery Award and author of such classics as The Giver, Number the Stars and the Anastasia Series, Lois shared some of her thoughts on writing and literacy. The honored authors, Susan Cooper, Christopher Paul Curtis, Laura Amy Schlitz and Chris Van Allsburg received awards from Tiffany & Co., and were introduced by Boston area students.

Susan Cooper Christopher Paul Curtis Lois Lowry Laura Amy Schlitz Chris Van Allsburg
Susan Cooper
Christopher Paul Curtis
Lois Lowry
Special Guest
Laura Amy Schlitz
Chris Van Allsburg

 


 

Literary Lights for Children

September 30, 2007
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel

Margaret Peterson Haddix Donna Jo Napoli Deborah Noyes Peter Reynolds
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Donna Jo Napoli
Deborah Noyes
Peter Reynolds

 


 

Literary Lights for Children

October 29, 2006
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel

Andrew Clements Timothy Ering Tamora Pierce Judith Viorst
Andrew Clements
Timothy Ering
Tamora Pierce
Judith Viorst
Lifetime Achievement Award

 


 

Literary Lights for Children

October 2, 2005
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel

Jan Brett Patricia Reilly Giff Matt Tavares Jacqueline Woodson
Jan Brett
Lifetime Achievement Award
Patricia Reilly Giff
Matt Tavares
Jacqueline Woodson

 


 

Literary Lights for Children

October 3, 2004
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel

Marc Brown Gregory Maguire Mary Pope Osborne Linda Sue Park
Marc Brown
Lifetime Achievement Award
Gregory Maguire
Mary Pope Osborne
Linda Sue Park

 


 

Literary Lights for Children

October 19, 2003
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel

Avi Jean Craighead George Andrea Davis Pinkney Jon Scieszka
Avi
Jean Craighead George
Lifetime Achievement Award
Andrea Davis Pinkney
Jon Scieszka

 


 

Literary Lights for Children

Previous Years

2002

David Macaulay, Lifetime Achievement Award
Joan Bauer
Kathryn Lasky
Pat Mora

2001

Sharon Creech
Douglas Florian
Jack Gantos
Irene Smalls
William Steig

2000

Natalie Babbitt
Eric Carle
Walter Dean Myers
Cynthia Voigt

1998

Lois Lowry
Patricia MacLachlan
Susan Meddaugh
Yoko Kawashima Watkins
Jane Yolen