Monthly Archives: July 2013

Retro Reads

Blume, Judy. Tiger Eyes. Bradbury Press, 1981, 206p. Libraries may see tweens and teens requesting Tiger Eyes, a Judy Blume book from more than 30 years ago, because it was recently released as a new feature film.  Co-written and directed … Continue reading

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Early Literacy Programming in the Digital Age

Infopeople recently held a free webinar on Early Literacy Programming in the Digital Age, presented by Cen Campbell and Genesis Hansen. Covering both research on interactive screen use by preschoolers with practical ideas for library programming that promotes positive screen … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Stern, Rebecca and Brad Wolfe.  Breakfast on Mars: And 37 Other Delectable Essays.  Non-fic.  Roaring Brook, 2013. 224p. $16.99.  978-1-596437-37-1. HIGH ADDITIONAL.  PROFESSIONAL. Breakfast on Mars is a rare breed: an anthology of essays written for a tween audience. Rebecca … Continue reading

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New Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt

The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce that poet Kenn Nesbitt will serve as the next Children’s Poet Laureate: Consultant in Children’s Poetry to the Poetry Foundation. In awarding the $25,000 cash prize and two-year title, the Poetry Foundation aims … Continue reading

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Marc Simont Dies, New BayNews, Free NASA Webinars

Marc Simont Dies: Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Marc Simont died at age 97 at home in Cornwall, CT, on July 13, 2013.  Simont received the Caldecott Medal for illustrating A Tree Is Nice, written by Janice Udry, in 1957. Over 40 years later, … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Nelson, Kadir.  Nelson Mandela.  Kadir Nelson, Illus. Non-fiction. K. Tegen, 2013. [32]p. $17.99, 978-0-06-178374-6, PLB $17.89, 978-0-06-178376-0.  ADDITIONAL. GRADES 1-3. Nelson Mandela is portrayed as an iconic figure in this picture book biography for younger readers that begins with Mandela’s … Continue reading

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Read-alikes for Kathryn Lasky’s “Wolves of the Beyond” Series

Read-alikes for Kathryn Lasky’s “Wolves of the Beyond” series: Lasky’s latest entry in this series is Star Wolf (Scholastic, 2013). This action-packed series features wolves that have special powers; this series is a spin-off of Lasky’s “The Guardians of Ga’hoole” … Continue reading

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Author Barbara Robinson Dies

Barbara Robinson, author of the long popular The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, published by HarperColllins in 1972, died on July 9,2013. She was 85. The book, which many consider now to be a holiday classic, was named an ALA Notable … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Fisher, Catherine.  Obsidian Mirror.  Fic.  Chronoptika Series.  Dial, 2013. 384p. $17.99. 978-0-8037-3969-7.  OUTSTANDING.  GRADES 8-12. Oberon Venn, famous explorer and adventurer, owns a time machine: an obsidian mirror with the power to literally suck people out of the present and … Continue reading

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ACL Meeting this Friday, Obituary for Elaine Landau

ACL Meeting on Friday, July 12, 2013: We hope you can join us for the ACL Meeting on Friday, July 12, 2013, from 9am-1pm at the Oakland Main Library.  We will have our usual book reviewing and Distinguished books sharing, … Continue reading

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