Monthly Archives: June 2013

Review of the Week

Fleischman, Paul.  Matchbox Diary.  Bagram Ibatouilline, Illus.  Fic. Candlewick, 2013.[36]p. $16.99.  978-0-7636-4601-1.  OUTSTANDING.  GRADES 1-ADULT. A grandfather meets his great-granddaughter for the first time. In his antique shop she brings him a cigar box filled with match boxes. Together they … Continue reading

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Activity Books for the Library

Angleberger, Tom. Art2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling: 75+ Things to Fold, Draw, and Do! Amulet, 2013, 163p., $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0534-2. Because the “Origami Yoda” novels are so popular, you may already have tweens requesting the book, Art2-D2’s Guide to … Continue reading

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U.K.’s Carnegie and Greenaway Medals Announced

The winners of the 2013 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals were announced on June 19, 2013, at a ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London. The U.K.’s most prestigious prizes for children’s books were won by Sally Gardner … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Cheng, Andrea.  Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet.‡ Andrea Cheng, Illus.  Non-fic.  Lee & Low, 2013. 143p. $17.95. 978-1-6006-0451-5. OUTSTANDING.  GRADES 3-ADULT. In this terrific biography-in-verse, Andrea Cheng gives us a powerful portrait of an … Continue reading

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Read-alikes for “Septimus Heap” series by Angie Sage

Read-alikes for the “Septimus Heap” series by Angie Sage: Sage has just completed this seven volume series with Fyre (K. Tegen Books, 2013), which is a fantasy series with magic and wizards. Barron, T.A. Merlin’s Dragon series. Blackwood, Sage. Jinx. … Continue reading

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Do-It-Yourself Program Ideas: Caldecott Medal Celebration!

This year is the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, awarded to the illustrator for the best artwork in a children’s book: . This is a perfect opportunity to have a fun Caldecott Celebration at your library!  You can … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Bean, Jonathan. Building Our House. Jonathan Bean, Illus. Pic. Bk. Farrar, 2013. [42]p. $17.99. 978-0-374-38023-6. OUTSTANDING. GRADES PRE-4 In detailed and affectionate words and illustrations, Bean documents his family’s adventures as they build a house—and their own family. There is … Continue reading

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ACL Meeting Fri. June 14th at Rockridge Branch

ACL Meeting Reminder: June meeting at the ROCKRIDGE BRANCH.  We hope you can join us for the ACL Meeting on Friday, June 14, 2013, from 9am-1pm at the Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College Ave., Oakland.  Note this special location for … Continue reading

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Sendak Exhibit at SF Disney Family Museum

Fans of children’s author Maurice Sendak will want to check out the special exhibit, “Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons,” that is running May 23 – July 7, 2013 at the Disney Family Museum, 104 Montgomery St., Presidio … Continue reading

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Every month, we’ll 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 May edition of … Continue reading

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