2023 Children's Book Festival Prerecorded Sessions


A Celebration of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award for Children

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Child and Family Studies, Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education


"Give children poetry. It is one of the best gifts you can give them...a gift to last a lifetime." Lee Bennett Hopkins

This session highlights the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award for Children administered by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book at Penn State. The Hopkins Award for Children's Poetry began in 1993 with "Sing to the Sun" by Ashley Bryan being awarded the prize, and 30 titles later, in 2023, "Garvey in the Dark" by Nikki Grimes has been chosen the award winner. Learn more about the Hopkins Poetry Award for Children, the winners and honor winners and come away wanting to share poetry and enrich the lives of students, family, and friends.

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