In 1954, Laura Ingalls Wilder became the first author to receive the award bearing her own name: the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) first established this award as a way to recognize notable works by U.S. children’s book authors.
“Toddlers are born assistants,” says Michaeleen Doucleff with NPR. Earlier this month, she contributed to NPR’s series on “How to Raise a Human” with an article about how to get kids to (willingly) do their chores. The key, she says, lies in that toddler instinct to help.