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How to Help Your Child Deal with Fears About School Violence

Virtually every child in the country has heard--or seen--stories about students like themselves being gunned down, the school shooting in Parkland, FL being the most recent. How do you talk to your kids after something like this happens? How do you address their fears and keep them feeling safe in their home and in their schools? Dr. Alvin Poussaint and the American School Counselor Association have some advice.

This last week, the Parkland shooting has dominated traditional and social media coverage. You're probably wondering how it's affecting your children, and what you can do to help them process it all. Dr. Alvin Poussaint, psychiatrist, professor and Harvard faculty member, answered these questions for us after Columbine, and they still ring true today. How do children experience the media's coverage of these events?How children respond to memories--or news stories--of schoolyard murders will depend on their age, temperament and experience. Some children may be openly…

We have the winners for the Newbery and Printz Awards and more!

Here they are...

The John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Three Newbery Honor books also were named:

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut  by Derrick Barnes
Long Way Down  by Jason Reynolds
Piecing Me Together  by Renee Watson

The Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults is
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour.

Four Printz Honor Books also were named:

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
Long Way Down  by Jason Reynolds
Strange the Dreamer  by Laini Taylor
Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman


The winner of the Coretta Scott King Award recognizing African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults is:

Piecing Me Together  by Renee Watson

Three King Honor books also were named:

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut  by Derrick Barnes
Long Way Down  by Jason Reynolds
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

 The King Illustrator Award winner is

Check out the finalists for the 2018 Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards!

5TH - 6TH GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

DISASTER DIARIES: Spiders! by R. McGeddon

FINDING MIGHTY by Sheela Chari

THE LOSERS CLUB  by Andrew Clements

MALALA by Raphaelle Frier

THIS IS JUST A TEST by Wendy Wan-Long Shang


TEEN BOOK OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

BECAUSE YOU LOVE TO HATE ME edited by Amerlie

CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber

THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas

LONG WAY DOWN, by Jason Reynolds

TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green

The children’s award finalists were chosen in pre-voting by thousands of children from different regions of the U.S., with supervision by the International Literacy Association. Teens nominated their favorite books of the year at TeenReads.com, and their top picks are the Teen Choice Book Award finalists. Voting for the awards will be open online at EveryChildaReader.net/vote from March 1 - May 6, 2018. Teachers, librarians, and booksellers can also collect group or classroom votes to enter online. The winning authors and illustrators will be announced on May 3…