Posts tagged: Great Stone Face Award

Great Stone Face 2017 Award Winner!

And the winner is…

Roller Girl, by Victoria Jamieson! Click on Awards in the menu above and select Great Stone Face to get your copies of the new bookmarks, the brochure of the 2017-18 nominees, and more. Congratulations to Ms. Jamieson from the CHILIS-NHLA Board and our heartfelt thanks to Sarah Hydorn and the Great Stone Face Award Committee! Click on the cover image for the full kidsreads.com review!

Great Stone Face Voting, 2016-17

Great Stone Face voting takes place during the month of April.  Ballots are cast by children in grades 4-6 in libraries and schools all over the state.  Librarians then tally those votes and send them to the Great Stone Face Committee for inclusion in the grand total.

The current contact for sending your votes is Sarah Hydorn, Amherst Public LibraryThe deadline for receiving votes is April 30, so if you are mailing your votes, please make sure to allow enough time for them to arrive.  The votes are tallied and the results are announced at the annual spring NHLA or NHSLMA conference. This year, we’ll announce the results at the NHLA Spring Conference on May 5.

Online voting is encouraged, but we are happy to accept votes via email or snailmail, too—whichever method you’re most comfortable using.  You may print out a tally form by clicking here. We appreciate your time and energy in promoting the Great Stone Face List in your town! The link to the online voting form is HERE.

This just in from the Great Stone Face Committee!
Online voting is EASY and FUN! We had great results with this new method of tabulating votes last year, and we’d like to get even more people participating in our online vote this year.  Sarah Hydorn promises that she’ll still email you, to let you know that, yes, your votes really did get added to the total—so we’re not losing the personal touch!  It’s just that with online voting, the actual counting is so much easier, and probably more accurate!  Give it a try—you’ll be glad you did.  And, we will be very glad you did!


CeCe Bell Accepts the 2016 Great Stone Face Award!

Great Stone Face news…

Click on the image above to see the complete voting results!

And the 2014-15 Great Stone Face winner is…

Escape-From-Mr.-Lemoncellos-Library Congratulations to Chris Grabenstein, author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library! We’re already mentioned on his website and his Twitter feed, @CGrabenstein,  too!

With 762 votes, Mr. Lemoncello narrowly edged out Cardboard, the graphic novel by Doug TenNapel, followed by Mathlete vs. Athlete, by W.C. Mack.

For the complete tallies, and information on next year’s nominees, click on Awards in the menu above, then select Great Stone Face Book Award.

Thanks to all who participated!

NHSLMA Conference May 16, 2013

The New Hampshire School Library Media Association invites members of CHILIS to attend an afternoon of children’s programs at the NHSLMA’s annual Spring Conference on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Mountain View Grand from 1:15-4:30.  Please see the registration form for schedule and directions: NHSLMAconfCHILIS2013

The afternoon will feature the Great Stone Face Tea and book talks by Chris Rose. Attendees will also be able to visit the exhibits, the Children’s Book Review and the bookstore.

Cost of registration is $35 for CHILIS members only. Number of registrants is limited, so send your registration form along with a check for $35 payable to NHSLMA to Ann Hoey at the State Library by April 30, 2013.

A thank-you letter from Avi

Avi, winner of the 2011 Great Stone Face Award for Murder at Midnight, sent a very kind letter of thanks to the committee and to the children of New Hampshire:

A thank-you letter from Avi

Book Awards 2011

The 2011 winners of the Great Stone Face and Isinglass book awards were announced at the New Hampshire Library Association’s annual spring conference on May 5th and 6th.  These awards are sponsored by CHILIS, and are chosen by youth from across the state.  The Great Stone Face Book Award winner, chosen by kids in grades 4 to 6, is Murder at Midnight by Avi.  The winner of the Isinglass Teen Read Award, chosen by teens in grades 7 and 8, is The Maze Runner by James Dashner.  Visit the Great Stone Face and Isinglass websites for information about the 2011-2012 nominees.

GSF and Isinglass Winners

We Have Winners!

The 2010 winners of the Great Stone Face and Isinglass book awards were announced at the New Hampshire Library Association’s annual spring conference on May 13th and 14th.  These awards are sponsored by CHILIS, and are chosen by youth from across the state.  The Great Stone Face Book Award winner, chosen by kids in grades 4 to 6, is Swindle by Gordon Korman.  The winner of the Isinglass Teen Read Award, chosen by teens in grades 7 and 8, is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

The Great Stone Face and Isinglass websites have further information, including:

  • lists of the 2010-2011 nominees
  • lists of past winners
  • award criteria
  • committee information
  • order forms for things such as bookmarks and posters

Those are just a few of the resources available, so do take advantage of those sites.  If you have additional questions or feedback, the chairs’ contact information is available here.