Monthly Archives: April 2013

Distinguished Books List

ACL’S Distinguished Books List Now Available: Below is a link to a place where you can view and download the 2012 ACL Distinguished Books list.  This PDF document is quite large, so please take note when you download it. reading

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ACL Dorothy Helfeld Fellowships Available!

Children’s Librarianship – Is it for you? The Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California (ACL) invites students of children’s librarianship and/or children’s literature to apply for one of three annual membership scholarships. Discover a network of active Bay Area … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Idle, Molly.  Flora and the Flamingo.  Molly Idle, Illus.  Pic. Bk.  Chronicle, 2013. [44]p. $16.99.  978-1-4521-1006-6.  OUTSTANDING.  GRADES PRE-1. What do a slightly pudgy little girl in flippers, bathing suit, and cap and a graceful flamingo have in common? Besides … Continue reading

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Konigsburg, Feller Bauer Die, ALSC Workshop and Summer Reading Lists

Caroline Feller Bauer Dies at age 77:  Caroline Feller Bauer died April 15, 2013, at the age of 77, in Miami, Florida, where she lived for many years.  She wrote several books used by children’s librarians and teachers, including The … Continue reading

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2013 Beatty Award Goes to The Camping Trip That Changed America

The 2013 Beatty Award will be given to Barb Rosenstock for The Camping Trip That Changed America (Dial, 2012), illustrated by Mordecai Gerstein. This nonfiction picture book details the camping trip of naturalist John Muir and President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903, where … Continue reading

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Review of the Week and Children’s Lit Festival at UC Berkeley

Review of the Week:  Blackwood, Sage.  Jinx.  Fic.  HarperCollins, 2013. 360p. $16.99.  978-0-06-212990-1.  OUTSTANDING.  GRADES 5-8. Young orphan Jinx is abandoned by his stepfather in the mysterious and dangerous Urwald forest where “you grow up fast or not at all,” … Continue reading

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SRP Film Showing, ACL’s Food Bibliography

Is your library using the “Reading Is So Delicious!” summer reading program theme?  If so, be sure to check out the “Eat the Library” Bibliography from ACL’s 2012 Institute: Also, the California Library Association has announced the opportunity for … Continue reading

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