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This guide outlines the ways in which bookmaking can be incorporated into schools' curricula through collaboration between a school librarian and content teachers.

Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition

Ezra Jack Keats' Books in Sora

The Snowy Day

In 1962, a little boy named Peter put on his snowsuit and stepped out of his house and into the hearts of millions of readers. Universal in its appeal, this story beautifully depicts a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. The quiet fun and sweetness of Peter's small adventures in the deep, deep snow is perfect for reading together on a cozy winter day.

Whistle for Willie

When Whistle for Willie was first published in 1964, The New York Times wrote "Mr. Keats' illustrations boldly, colorfully capture the child, his city world. and the shimmering heat of a summer's day."

Peter's Chair Board Book

From the Caldecott Medal-winning author of The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats, Peter's Chair is a picture book classic about a sibling rivalry. Peter, the hero of many of Ezra Jack Keats' award-winning books, is upset when his parents paint his old baby furniture pink for his new little sister. There's one thing they haven't painted yet, though- his little blue chair. He'll do whatever it takes to save it-even run away!

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

About The Competition

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation provides many services on behalf of students, teachers, librarians, and readers everywhere. Among their projects is the annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition, a collaboration with the NYCDOE and Brooklyn Public Library.

  • Check out more about the competition here
  • Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition guidelines
  • Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition submission form.

The Value of Bookmaking

In this video, students, teachers and administrators talk about the impact of the EJK Bookmaking Competition on their schools, their jobs and their dreams. (Ezra Jack Keats Foundation)

2023 Catalog

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