2000 Skipping Stones Honor Award Winners
April 2000. Eugene, Oregon Looking forward to a great
reading adventure? Skipping Stones magazine has
announced the winners of the Seventh Annual Awards
for multicultural and nature books, teaching resources,
and educational videos. Titles selected this year encourage
close relationships with nature and promote cultural
diversity in our world. Reviews of these exceptional
works for youth appear in Vol. 12, no. 3 (available
June 1, 2000) We had received 131 entries for the 2000
Awards. Our multicultural selection committee consisted
of twenty reviewers (including teachers, librarians,
parents, students and editors). We recommend these exceptional
books and videos in four different categories.
& Nature Books
titles promote an understanding of natural systems, specific
species or habitats, human, plant, and
animal relationships, resource conservation, environmental
protection and restoration efforts, and sustainable living.
Bebe más dulce del Mundo by Montse Gisbert. In Spanish.
El Bebe tell the story of Zzum, a baby bee, and her life inside
the hive. As an adult, she "gives birth" to honey thanks to
the magic juice she collects. Includes facts and details about
the bees. Elementary and middle grades. 1999. $15.90. Isbn:
84-8131-238-X 5 Tàndem Edicions, C/. San Vincente, 93,
1a, 46007 Valencia, Spain. (English & French translations
available from the author: firstname.lastname@example.org).
One Child by Christopher Cheng.
One Child demonstrates how much a single child can do to help
save our environment. Using the imagery of a grimy stained
glass window being cleaned to reveal its hidden beauty, this
story is a moving and empowering message for children and
adults. Elementary grades. 2000. $14.95. Crocodile Books,
(an imprint of Interlink Publishing) 46 Crosby Street, Northampton,
MA 01060; tel. (413) 582-7054; website: http://www.interlinkbooks.com/
One Good Apple by Catherine Paladino.
With eloquent words and photographs, the author makes an urgent
case for healthier agricultural practices, exploring everything
from the destructiveness of pesticides and fertilizers to
the smallest organisms and the water we drink. Middle grades.
1999. $15.00. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA.
more information, contact Arun Toke, Executive Editor, e-mail:
Skipping Stones Magazine P. O. Box 3939, Eugene, OR 97403
Tel (541) 342-4956