Monthly Archives: February 2013

Review of the Week

Savage, Stephen. Little Tug Stephen Savage, Illus. Pic. Bk. N. Porter/Roaring Brook, 2012. [32]p. $12.99 978-1-59643-648-0 OUTSTANDING GRADES TOD-PRE. Though not the biggest, tallest or fastest boat in the harbor, anthropomorphized Little Tug still has an important role to play … Continue reading

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New ALSC Forum on E-books and Children

The ALSC Board of Directors and ALSC President Carolyn Brodie will be hosting two ALSC Community Forum live chats on the topic of eBooks and children’s services. In addition to the 45 minutes of discussion, these forums will include quick … Continue reading

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Cybil Awards Announced

 Cybil Awards Announced: The Children’s and Young Adult Blogger Literary Awards were announced on February 14, 2013: . Among the winners are A Home for Bird by Philip C. Stead, Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alicia Potter, and Wonder … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Murphy, Jim and Alison Blank. Invincible Microbe Tuberculosis: And the Never Ending Search for a Cure.  Photos.  Non-fic.  Clarion, 2012. 149p. $18.99. 978-0-06-1853574-3.  OUTSTANDING.   GRADES 4-6. This impeccably researched, highly fascinating, and definitive biography of the “greatest killer of humans … Continue reading

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Do-It-Yourself Program Ideas – Dr. Seuss – Read Across America

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday (March 2) coincides with Read Across America Day and is a popular program at many elementary schools; it is held in early March.  If you would like to extend the idea to have some games and craft … Continue reading

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APALA Awards, new BayNews issue posted

APALA AWARDS:   The 2013 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature were posted on Feb. 3, 2013. The winner in the Picture Book category is Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth by Joan Schoettler, with illustrations by Jessica Lanan. The winner in … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Hale, Christy.  Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building. Christy Hale, Illus. Non-fic.  Lee & Low, 2012. [40]p. $18.95.  978-1-60060-651-9.  HIGH ADDITIONAL.  GRADES TODDLER-4 Rhyming concrete poetry combines with illustrations and photographs to create a book about construction, buildings, and architecture … Continue reading

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Midwinter ALA Meeting – Thoughts from some ACL Members who attended

Midwinter ALA Meeting – Thoughts from some ACL Members who attended Alan Bern, Berkeley Public Library reports:  I had a really great time on the Carnegie Video Award Committee — the winner this year is terrific: Anna, Emma and … Continue reading

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International Reading – Books from other countries

Minwalla, Shabnam. The Six Spellmakers of Dorabji Street. Hachette India, 2013. 112p. E-book $12.49. ASIN B00B86G8DI. English. As this book is only available thru Hachette India, ACL cannot put it in our regular reviews. It is available from or … Continue reading

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Every month, we post an annotated bibliography of books that were rated ‘Outstanding’ and nominated for our Distinguished List at our previous month’s meeting. Members can see full reviews of these books and many more in the January edition of … Continue reading

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