Monthly Archives: February 2014

USBBY Outstanding, and Blog for Women’s History Month

USBBY 2014 Outstanding International Books List: Check out this list of best international children’s and teen books selected by the United States Board on Books for Young People – http://www.slj.com/2014/02/collection-development/passport-to-a-world-of-reading-usbbys-2014-outstanding-international-books-list-introduces-readers-to-the-global-community/#_ Women’s History Month begins Saturday, March 1. You can learn … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Downer, Ann. Wild Animal Neighbors: Sharing Our Urban World. Non-fiction. 21st Century/Lerner, 2013. 64p. PLB $33.27. 978-0-7613-9021-3. OUTSTANDING. GRADE 4-8. With a dynamic, photo-filled book design and an interesting text that uses anecdotal evidence to set the scene, this timely … Continue reading

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Do-It-Yourself Hands-On Science for Kids Program

“Hands-on Science for Kids” is a good program for any library at any time of year, and it goes with the 2014 Summer Reading Theme “Fizz, Boom, Read!”  With more emphasis on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) in … Continue reading

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Ezra Jack Keats Award, Cybils Awards, Dia Registration, Arne Nixon Center

The 2014 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Winner Is: Ame Dyckman for Tea Party Rules, Viking, 2013. The 2014 Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award Winner Is: Christian Robinson for Rain!  Written by Linda Ashman, Houghton Mifflin, 2013 2014 … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Elliot, David. Henry’s Map.  David Elliot, Illus. Pic. Bk. Philomel/Penguin, 2013. [36]p. $16.99. 978-0-399-16072-1. OUTSTANDING. GRADES PRE-1. Living by the motto “A place for everything and everything in its place,” Henry the pig notices that the farmyard is a disorganized … Continue reading

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CLA Webinar on Common Core

The California Library Association is sponsoring a webinar entitlted “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and Common Core: Helping Readers from Preschool Through High School.” Wednesday, April 23 | Noon – 1:30pm Webinar Presenters: Margo Denton, K-12 Resource Librarian, SDUSD; Mary Ann Scheuer, Emerson School, Berkeley; … Continue reading

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Duncan Tonatiuh to Speak at Cal State Fullerton

California State University Fullerton’s Pollak Library invites everyone to an upcoming author talk with award-winning children’s author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Cal State University Fullerton, Pollak … Continue reading

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