2015 Picture Book Extravaganza!

Approximately 50 WSU students, school teachers, school librarians, and children's librarians from public libraries (including some retirees from the latter three) met on Saturday, February 28th, in the Charles & Renate Frydman Educational Resource Center, 116 Allyn Hall, for the 7th Annual Picture Book Extravaganza! The event was co-sponsored by Greene County Public Library, WSU University Libraries, and the Charles & Renate Frydman Educational Resource Center. Our thanks go to the Wright State University Bookstore, who sold books for us.

WSU Bookstore
Serious Reading.

Originally scheduled for Saturday, February 21st in the Group Study Room of Dunbar Library, the event was postponed a week due to weather (heavy snow and low temperatures). As it turned out, while the university opened at noon, Dunbar Library was closed all day.


Enjoying a book


2015 Picture Book Extravaganza! Master List

It took a tie-breaker vote to determine our Favorite Book: Maple by Lori Nichols.
The group named 2 Honor Books: The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat and The Noisy Paint Box to Barb Rosenstock (Illus. by Mary Grandpre.

This year's favorite book

Breakout Session: What's It Like Being on This Year's Newbery Committee?

ERC Director Stephanie Bange shared statistics, anecdotes, goodies, and 2 lists: her Top 10 Favorite Books Published Last Year and her Top 10 Favorite Picture Books Published Last Year. Three lucky winners won picture books as prizes during each session!

Stephanie's Top 10 Chapter Books from 2014/Stephanie's Top Dozen Picture Books from 2014