Monthly Archives: March 2012

Notable Books for a Global Society 2012

“Notable Books for a Global Society 2012” list.  This list is sponsored by the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association. Notable Books for a Global Society 2012 Alicia Alonso “Prima Ballerina.”  Carmen Bernier-Grand    … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Ponti, Claude. Chick and Chickie Play All Day.  Claude Ponti, Illus. Graphic.Toon, 2012. 31p. $12.95 978-1-935179-14-6.      OUTSTANDING      GRADES PRE-1 “What do you want to play?” Chick asks his friend Chickie, as they start this giggle-inducing comic book for beginning readers. … Continue reading

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Andersen Award and Arne Nixon Center Party

IBBY ANNOUNCES HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN AWARD FOR 2012 The Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) announces that Maria Teresa Andruetto from Argentina is the winner of the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen … Continue reading

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Younger Hunger

If they’re asking for The Hunger Games, but you’re in a K-5 Library, try… These are possible alternatives found in some K-5 libraries.  In most cases, they are on the edge (grades 5-8), but they deal with survival, dystopian and/or … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars ‡ Fic. Dutton, 2012. 318p. $17.99 978-0-525-47881-2   OUTSTANDING      GRADES 8-ADULT It is ironic that such a funny YA book is about teens with cancer, yet that is the case with John Green’s The … Continue reading

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Media Watch

Disney Junior is a new cable network debuting March 23.  Two of their programs are based on children’s books: Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney (Candlewick, 1995) and the Gaspard and Lisa series by Anne Gutman, so … Continue reading

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Not too late to register for Institute!

Workshop on Food Justice Resources for Libraries                 “Eat the Library: How Libraries and Food Justice Organizations Can Work Together to Make Food Healthy, Safe, and Available in Their Communities” is the title of the annual ACL Institute, a workshop … Continue reading

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