Monthly Archives: May 2013

Review of the Week

Here’s one!: Stone, Tanya Lee.  Who Says Women Can’’t Be Doctors: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell.‡ Marjorie Priceman, Illus. Non-fiction.  Henry Holt, 2013. [40]p. $16.99. 978-0-8050-9048-2. OUTSTANDING. GRADES K-2. It is no easy task to write a biography of someone … Continue reading

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LEGO Summer Reading Lists Available from ALSC

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has teamed up with LEGO® DUPLO® to expand the Read! Build! Play initiative by creating the LEGO® DUPLO® Read! Build! Play! 2013 Summer Reading … Continue reading

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New BayNews Posted

The May issue of BayNews is now available on ACL’s website. Check out the read-alikes for the “Magic Tree House” series, storytime outlines on architects and farms, do it yourself programming ideas relating to “Reading Is So Delicious,” news, and … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Crowder, Melanie. Parched.  Fic.  Harcourt, 2013. 154p. $15.99 978-0-547-97651-8.  OUTSTANDING. GRADES 5-8. This dystopian novel is set in an unknown country in the not too-distant future when drought has devastated the land and the people. Sarel, who saw her family … Continue reading

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Bernard Waber, creator of “Lyle, Lyle Crocodile” Dies

Children’s author-illustrator Bernard Waber, creator of much-loved picture books about Lyle the crocodile and other anthropomorphic animals, died on May 16, 2013. He was 88. Waber was born in Philadelphia on September 27, 1924; though he enjoyed drawing when he … Continue reading

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Monterey Library Wins Award for “Reading Rockets”

Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library, CA, has been awarded the Public Library Association’s (PLA) Innovations in Literacy Award for its “Reading Rockets” youth literacy program. The library is one of only eight public libraries in the nation to receive this honor, … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Fleming, Candace. On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave .‡ Fic. Schwartz & Wade/Random, 2012. 200p. $16.99. 978-0-375-86781-1. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 5-9. Sixteen-year-old Mike is running late and speeding when a girl appears in his headlights. He stops and gives … Continue reading

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Do-It-Yourself Summer Reading Party – “Reading Is So Delicious!”

Summer reading program themes can be used in developing Do-It-Yourself programs. In California, the 2013 summer reading program materials from the California Library Association celebrate “Reading is So Delicious!” Here are some ideas for programs on that theme. Icebreaker Activity: … Continue reading

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Edgar Awards, “Briefings,” and ACL Pinterest Page

The Mystery Writers of America has announced the winners of its 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, and television, in celebration of the 204th anniversary of Poe’s birth: BEST YOUNG ADULT FICTION Code Name … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Thomas, Jan. Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy.‡ Jan Thomas, Illus.    Pic. Bk. Beach Lane, 2012. [40]p. $12.99. 978-1-4424-4276-4. OUTSTANDING.             GRADES PRE-K. The Brave Cowboy loves to sing lullabies for his calf friends but sometimes finds it hard … Continue reading

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