Mindy McGinnis with her book from the CTRO 2015-2016 list. The poster is in production and will be distributed at no cost to public libraries in the fall of 2015 . The poster will also be available at public, school, and academic library conferences in Ohio. A limited number of copies are available upon request. In addition, the poster may be downloaded from the State Library of Ohio website.
Illustrator Will Hillenbrand with Sleep Big Bear Sleep.
“It’s always hard for me to choose just one book when I’m asked to name a favorite. Since I write for kids, for this poster I picked one of my favorites from when I was about twelve years old: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg. I read this book many, many times as a kid, and always enjoyed the mystery, the intrigue, the notion of running away to a museum—and the way the kids in the book grow and change.”
– Margaret Peterson Haddix
“A third grader asked me why my name was on the cover of WHERE THE STEPS WERE.
“Because I’m the author,” I said.
She shook her head. “Carmen, Dawn, Kayla, Jonathan, and Anthony wrote it.”
She thought the poems were actually written by the characters in the book.
That was the biggest compliment I ever got.”
– Andrea Cheng
“Books don’t care what color you, what religion you are, where you come from or how much money your parents make. They are the great equalizer. There is nothing better than seeing a kid nose deep in a book because I know that just from the simple act of reading, their life will never be the same.”
Students at the Ohio State School for the Blind in their marching band uniforms with a Talking Book player and a favorite digital book Meet the Musicians: From Prodigy (or Not) to Pro by Amy Nathan.
Learn more about services for the blind and physically disabled here.