Author Appearance: Annemarie O’Brien’s debut novel, LARA’S GIFT, a “Lassie-meets-Doctor Zhivago” girl empowerment story will be released on August 6, 2013 by Alfred A. Knopf. Havens Library and Books Inc will be hosting a book launch party on Friday, September 6, 2013 from 7-9pm at the Ellen Driscoll Playhouse on Highland Avenue in Piedmont. Please feel free to come and help celebrate this new author (and ACL member!). For more information about LARA’S GIFT, a link to the Teacher’s Guide, or to view the book trailer, please go to www.AnnemarieOBrienAuthor.com.
BayViews website updated: The website includes the latest on the Performers’ Showcase, as well as the August edition of BayNews, the newsletter for the Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California: http://bayviews.org/.
There are reviews of new pop-up books, an outline for a Do-It-Yourself “Narnia” children’s program, storytimes on owls, Mother’s Day, and Cesar Chavez, and updated read-alike’s lists for the “Percy Jackson” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kids” series, and more!