Monthly Archives: February 2013

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: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/carnegiemedal/carnegiepast 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 Amazon.com or … Continue reading

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Outstanding!

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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Meeting Reminder, Diane Wolkstein Dies, Gryphon Award, Arne Nixon Center News

Meeting Reminder – Friday, February 8, 2013, 9am-1pm at Oakland Main Library  Just a quick reminder about our regular ACL meeting this Friday – we will have the usual book reviewing and Distinguished Books sharing, and news from the ALA … Continue reading

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Obituaries, new Briefings, and Sydney Taylor Awards

The latest issue of the California Library Association youth services interest group’s “Briefings” Newsletter is now available: http://www.cla-net.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=261 . Author/Illustrator Jan Ormerod Dies, Age 67:  Australian-born author and illustrator Jan Ormerod died in Cambridge, England, on January 23 after a long illness. … Continue reading

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