Monthly Archives: July 2012

Check Out BayNews

Please visit our website to see ACL’s monthly newsletter “BayNews” for July. This month, we offer: Readalikes and Programming ideas for the “39 Clues” series Storytime outlines on the Olympics, Mermaids, and Jungle Animals And More! http://bayviews.org/calendar.html http://bayviews.org/baynews.html http://bayviews.org/baynews/news201207.html http://bayviews.org/storytime.htmlContinue reading

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“Hold Still” Movie, Weekly Reader Ends, and International Game Day

The Crowdsourced Funding of a Y.A. Movie:  Nina LaCour’s debut (and award winning) novel Hold Still (Dutton, 2009) is being turned into a feature film using an unusual funding source.   For the complete story, see: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2012/07/crowdsourced-funding-y-movie/54410/. Weekly Reader to End … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Jenkins, Ward. San Francisco, Baby!  Ward Jenkins, Illus. Pic. Bk. Chronicle, 2012. [28]p. $12.99.  978-1-4521-0620-5.  ADDITIONAL.  GRADES TOD-K. Series Review:  A brief rhyming text celebrates locales in San Francisco, from Alcatraz, Lombard Street, Chinatown, and the Golden Gate Bridge to … Continue reading

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Author Margaret Mahy Dies at age 76

New Zealand children’s author Margaret Mahy has died at age 76. She published more than 200 books, from picture books to young adult novels, and received the Hans Christian Andersen award six years ago. For the full story, see: http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/margaret-mahy-renowned-nz-children-s-author-dies-4982178.

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Caldecott Uncovered Webinar

Last week ALSC offered a free webinar on the Caldecott Medal, Caldecott Uncovered: What You’ve Always Wanted to Know About the Caldecott Medal. The link to a recording of the webinar can be accessed at: http://connectpro55254617.adobeconnect.com/p3nwg9uc76c/ Submitted by Helen Bloch

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ALA Conference Report – Final Thoughts

Photo courtesy of Ana Elba Pavon Following up our previous posts, here are the final reports from our members on their recent ALA Conference experiences. Lisa Hubbell attended “Teen Advisory Boards – Keeping Teens Interested,” and found it very helpful. … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Rocklin, Joanne. The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook. Fic, .Amulet/Abrams, 2012. 240p. $16.95 978-1-4197-0192-4.    HIGH ADDITIONAL.   GRADES 3-6. Still recovering from the loss of her father two years earlier, Oona, a perceptive theory-creating whopper-telling ten-year-old girl, now faces the … Continue reading

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