Noted Author, Academic Is New Director of Children’s Lit Grad Programs
Lisa Rowe Fraustino, a critically acclaimed and award-winning author of young adult and children’s books, has been named director of the graduate programs in children’s literature at Hollins. She succeeds Amanda Cockrell, who has led the program since 1992 and is retiring from the position in August 2018.
Hollins, Sweet Briar Alums Help Send Middle Schoolers to Book Festival
Caity Gladstone, a graduate of Sweet Briar College who is now pursuing an M.F.A. in children’s literature at Hollins, was supported by alumnae from both her alma maters in her efforts to take her eighth grade students to this year’s Virginia Children’s Book Festival.
Adam Rex Receives 2017 Margaret Wise Brown Prize
The author of “School’s First Day of School” was recognized with one of the few children’s book honors with a cash award during the Francelia Butler Conference on July 22.
Wilson Museum Presents “Drawings from ‘The Whale'”
The debut picture book by husband-and-wife artistic team Ethan and Vita Murrow is the focus of a new exhibition at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum. “Drawings from ‘The Whale'” is on display July 20 – October 8.
Hollins Announces Winners of the 2017 Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature
Adam Rex and Debbie Levy are the honorees selected by judges of the second annual Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature. Hollins established the prize in tribute to one of its best-known alumnae and one of America’s most beloved children’s authors.
Judges, Submission Guidelines Announced for the 2017 Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature
Hollins has named three distinguished authors as judges for the 2017 Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature.
“Marvelous Cornelius” Author Phil Bildner Receives the Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature
The winner of the inaugural Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature was honored with a medal ceremony during the 2016 Francelia Butler Conference on July 23.
Conference’s New Award Recognizes Founding Director of Children’s Literature Studies at Hollins
The Francelia Butler Conference, a one-day, student-run conference dedicated to celebrating children’s literature, is presenting a new prize this year in honor of Amanda Cockrell, founding director of Hollins’ graduate programs in children’s literature.
Beloved Picture Book Characters Adorn the Hollins Campus this Summer
Ferdinand the Bull, Eyeore, Pooh and Piglet, Mister Toad from Wind in the Willows, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and The Runaway Bunny and his Mama have all found a home at Hollins this summer.
Hollins Announces Winners of the Inaugural Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature
The first-ever Margaret Wise Brown Prize, which showcases the most distinguished picture book manuscript as selected by a panel of judges, has been presented to Phil Bildner, author of “Marvelous Cornelius.” Authors Jane Yolen and and Heidi E.Y. Stemple received the Margaret Wise Brown Prize Honor Book for their work, “You Nest Here With Me.”
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