Monthly Archives: March 2014

Puppeteer Lewis Mahlmann Dies

Puppet Lewis Mahlmann Dies: Puppeteer Lewis Mahlmann died in Oakland, CA last week, on March 18, 2014, at age 86. Many children’s librarians knew Mahlmann, from the time he performed at libraries, as well as his stint from 1967-2006 as the master … Continue reading

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Hans Christian Andersen Award and Lindgren Award

Hans Christian Andersen Award: The 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Awards were announced on March 24, 2014, naming Japanese author Nahoko Uehashi and Brazilian illustrator Roger Mello this year’s recipients. The Andersen is the most prestigious international children’s book award. Uehashi is … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Goldsmith, Connie. Bombs Over Bikini: The World’s First Nuclear Disaster. Non-fiction. 21st Century, 2014. 88p. PLB $34.60. 978-1-4677-1612-3. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 4-8. The atomic testing over the Marshall Islands from 1946-58 is described in this clear, lively narrative paired with historic … Continue reading

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KQED Radio on Diversity in Children’s Books, Author Tim Kehoe Dies, Calif. Center for the Book

KQED Radio Discussion on Diversity in Children’s Books: Did you hear the KQED Radio program on Mon., March 24th regarding People of Color Underrepresented in Children’s Books? Guests included Nina Lindsay of Oakland Public Library, K.T. Horning from CCBC, and … Continue reading

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“Fizz, Boom, Read!” Booklist – Science Related Books

2014 Summer Reading Program “Fizz, Boom, Read!” For Little Ones (ages two – five) Braun, Eric. Let’s Rock! Science Adventures with Rudie the Origami Dinosaur. Plourde, Lynne. Science Fair Day. Metzger, Steve. Pluto Visits Earth! Cottringer, Anne. Eliot Jones, Midnight … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Deacon, Alexis. Cheese Belongs to You!  Viviane Schwarz, Illus. Pic. Bk. Candlewick, 2013. 29p. $15.99. 978-0-7636-6608-8. OUTSTANDING. GRADES PRE-1. This is rat law: Cheese belongs to you, Unless… unless is where the story unfolds. There is always somebody else who … Continue reading

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STEAM Bibliography and ACL Institute Handouts Now Posted

The Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California held its annual Institute last Friday, March 14, 2014 at the San Francisco Public Library.  Our vice president Eric Barbus coordinated this well organized event focusing on the Common Core and science-related … Continue reading

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Helfeld Fellowships, Sullivan Award, Children’s Choice Awards, Women’s History Programming Ideas

Dorothy Helfeld Fellowships Available for ACL Membership: Are you a Bay Area children’s librarian or library school student who might be interested in joining the Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California?  If so, check out the Dorothy Helfeld Fellowships, … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Timberlake, Amy. One Came Home. Fiction. Knopf, 2013. 256p. $16.99. 978-0-375-86925-9. OUTSTANDING GRADES. Grades 5-8. “So it comes to this, I remember thinking, on June 7, 1871. The date sticks in my mind because it was the date of my sister’s … Continue reading

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“Paws to Read” Books for Summer Reading

2014 Summer Reading Program “Paws to Read” For Little Ones (ages two – five) Swenson, Jamie. Boom! Boom! Boom! Bruel, Nick. Bad Kitty School Daze. Helakoski, Leslie. Doggone Feet! Kulka, Joe. My Crocodile Does Not Bite. Taylor, Thomas. The Pets … Continue reading

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