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The 34th ANNUAL WINNERS! WORKSHOP:

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE YEAR'S 100+ BEST BOOKS FOR CHILDREN  
   GRADES PRE-K - 6

A FULL-DAY WORKSHOP (8:30 A.M.-3:15 P.M.)

PRESENTED BY JUDY FREEMAN

SPONSORED BY JUDY FREEMAN'S WORKSHOPS, LLC

Tues., May 15, 2018
The Imperia 
1714 Easton Ave., Somerset, NJ
Thurs., May 17, 2018
The Mansion on Main Street 
3000 Main St., Voorhees, NJ  
Fri., May 18, 2018
Birchwood Manor 
111 North Jefferson Rd., Whippany, NJ 
CLICK HERE FOR YOUR 2018 REGISTRATION FORM.
Judy Freeman's wildly popular book and idea-packed full-day workshop, has been presented every spring in New Jersey since 1984. Judy's WINNERS! Workshop offers innovative and practical ways to use the best of the year's children's books for curricular connections, thematic tie-ins, resource-based learning, and just plain fun. It's a field day for K-6 classroom teachers, school and public librarians, library aides, reading specialists, curriculum coordinators, administrators, parents, and other children's literature-lovers.

For the best professional day of the year, here's what you'll find at WINNERS!:
  • An interactive, book-packed wow of a day, with lively, concise, honest evaluations of 100+ new and exemplary children's books -- a wide-ranging treasure trove of picture books, easy readers, fiction, nonfiction, biographies, and poetry books of 2017-- chosen by Judy Freeman, major professional journals, and awards committees as the year's "best."

  • Demonstrations of read-alouds, booktalks, storytelling, creative dramatics, Reader's Theater, poetry, songs, and a host of literature-based extension activities to make books come alive for your kids.

  • Practical strategies to fire up even your most reluctant readers and writers and get them reading with comprehension, expression, fluency, and joy. We might even put on a play!

  • Scores of successful kid-tested reading, writing, and discussion prompts to use immediately in school and library programs, booktalks, and lessons across the school curriculum and connect with the Core Curriculum (or your state or district) Standards.

  • Impressive and inspiring samples of student work, puppets, props, and many other tie-ins to foster creativity, improve comprehension, develop higher level thinking skills, and deepen children's response to literature.

  • Irresistible new field-tested titles perfect for read-alouds, read-alones, and book discussion groups.

  • The new, comprehensive The WINNERS! Handbook -- free with your registration-- with a thoroughly annotated and indexed list of the year's best children's books, plus a huge array of ideas, lesson plans, teacher's guides, stories, songs, and a valuable Internet resource list of exemplary websites.

  • Book Sore: TBA 

  • A day to laugh, connect, share, and celebrate the latest literature titles and trends with leading teachers, librarians, and other children's book hounds.

  • Unlimited reasons to fall in love with children's literature all over again.

 

   RUBY SAYS, "COME TO THE WINNERS! WORKSHOP! 

   JUDY PROMISES THERE WILL BE BOOKS ABOUT KITTIES!"

2018 "WINNERS!" SCHEDULE:

8:00 - 8:30                   REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30 - 10:15                 LANGUAGE ARTS (Reading & Writing)

10:15 - 10:30               BREAK (& BOOK LOOK)

10:30 - 12:00               MORE LANGUAGE ARTS (Writing & Reading)

12:00 - 1:00                 LUNCH (& BOOK LOOK)

1:00 - 2:20                   
BOOKS ACROSS THE CURRICULUM (Special Areas/   Math / Science / Social Studies)

2:20 - 2:30                   BREAK (& BOOK LOOK)

2:10- 3:15                    
FOLK AND FAIRY TALES AND THE YEAR'S BEST    FOLKLORE-BASED FANTASY
CHOOSE A DATE AND LOCATION
Tues., May 15, 2018:
The Imperia  
1714 Easton Avenue, Somerset, NJ 
 Thurs., May 17, 2018:
The Mansion on Main Street 
3000 Main St., Voorhees, NJ
Fri., May 18, 2018:
  Birchwood Manor
111 North Jefferson Road, Whippany, NJ  

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS.

REGISTRATION:
Your registration fee of $209 includes conference registration, continental breakfast, lunch, a copy of all-new 300+ page The 2018 WINNERS! Handbook, and a certificate of participation (5 professional development contact hours). Judy Freeman is a registered NJ Department of Education Continuing Education Provider, #2097.
To register, please print out and fill in the registration form (CLICK HERE FOR THE 2018 REGISTRATION FORM.), and mail it with your check, money order, or purchase order, payable to Judy Freeman's Workshops, LLC, to Peggy Beck Haines at Peggy's NEW address below:

NOTE PEGGY'S NEW ADDRESS & NEW FAX NUMBER:

JUDY FREEMAN’S WINNERS WORKSHOPS

C/O PEGGY BECK HAINES

25802 WHISPER OAKS ROAD

LEESBURG, FL 34748-7458

CELL/TEXTS: 856-296-0193

FAX: 352-787-0326     (If unavailable, FAX: 732-985-5810)

E-MAIL: JudyFreemansWorkshops@gmail.com

WEBSITE: http://www.judyreadsbooks.com

 

***Email Peggy Beck Haines at JudyFreemansWorkshops.com if you need a copy of Judy's W-9 and/or her NJ Business Registration Certificate number.
TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL WINNERS! HANDBOOKS:

     If you are unable to attend and/or would like to order additional copies of The 2018 WINNERS! Handbook: A Closer Look at Judy Freeman’s Top-Rated Children’s Books of  2017, you can purchase a copy of the  all-new and gorgeous 2018 Winners! Handbook, available in May 2018 at Bound to Stay Bound Books, Judy’s publisher, (http://www.btsb.com/judy-freeman/).  The 2017 and 2016 editions are still available from BTSB if you need to catch up on the best books of 2016 and 2015, respectively.

TO FIND JUDY'S FREE BOOKLISTS:
Want to see Judy's complete booklists for her Winners! Workshops each year? If you have an account at Follett's Titlewave.com , for which all teachers and librarians can register for free, log in. Click on "ESSENTIALS" at the top of the page. Scroll down to "EXPERT PICKS" and click on "Judy Freeman." At the top of the page, click on the name "Judy Freeman" again and you'll see links to the booklists for her past and present programs. Bound to Stay Bound (www.BTSB.com) also has Judy’s lists available on their site.
TO BRING JUDY'S PROGRAMS TO YOU:
If you are interested in having Judy bring her Winners! Workshop or other programs to your school, library, or conference, e-mail her at judyfreemansworkshops@gmail.com. Have book, will travel!
 
Our small but dedicated team is now organizing its 7th WINNERS! together. 
Our team consists of: me, Judy Freeman, your Winners! presenter; 
my wonderful husband, Izzy Feldman; our dear friend and colleague,
Peggy Beck Haines, former Cherry Hill school librarian, 
business manager; and her amazing husband, Keith Haines.
I hope you will be able to join us in May for Year Number 34! There are so many fabulous new books this year, and I can’t wait to share them with you.
Much love and gratitude for your continued support—
Your old friend and book-lover,
Judy
Judy Freeman
www.JudyReadsBooks.com
judyfreemansworkshops@gmail.com

JUDY’S CAT, PERCY, HELPS ORGANIZE THE BOOKS!  

           

READ WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE SAID ABOUT WINNERS!

ABOUT YOUR WINNERS! INSTRUCTOR:

JUDY FREEMAN (www.JudyReadsBooks.com) is a well-known speaker, consultant, and writer on all aspects of children's literature, storytelling, booktalking, and school librarianship. A former school librarian, Judy gives conferences, workshops, speeches, and performances throughout the U.S. and the world for teachers, librarians, parents, and children, and is a national seminar presenter for BER (Bureau of Education and Research, www.ber.org). Judy served as a member of the 2000 Newbery Committee, the 2008 Sibert Informational Book Award Committee, and the 2014 Caldecott Committee.

JUDY FREEMAN'S book, Once Upon a Time: Using Storytelling, Creative Drama, and Reader's Theater with Children in Grades PreK-6 (Libraries Unlimited, 2007), won the 2009 Anne Izard Storyteller's Choice Award. Look for her mega-books with Caroline Feller Bauer, The Handbook for Storytellers and The Handbook for Storytime Programming (ALA Editions, 2015), indispensable resources for literature-based classrooms. Judy also writes the yearly The Winners Handbook, based on her Winners Workshops, reviewing her top 100+ children's books of the past year. Order copies of The 2016 Winners Handbook: A Closer Look at Judy Freeman's Top-Rated Children's Books of 2015 and The 2017 Winners Handbook: A Closer Look at Judy Freeman's Top-Rated Children's Books of 2016 directly from the publisher, Bound to Stay Bound Books, at http://www.btsb.com/judy-freeman/.