Monthly Archives: July 2014

Review of the Week – There Will Be Bears

Gebhart, Ryan. There Will Be Bears.  Candlewick, 2014. 218p. $16.99. 978-0-7636-6521-0. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 6-9. Thirteen-year-old Tyson plans to accompany his grandfather on an annual elk hunt until “Gramps” moves into a nursing facility for his dialysis. Despite parental objections and … Continue reading

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Play Summit at Sacramento Public Library Sept. 13, 2014

2014 Play Summit date has been set for September 13, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 2014 Play Summit will be held at Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 31, 2014 $35 per person … Continue reading

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Review of the Week – The Pilot and the Little Prince

Sis, Peter. The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Peter Sis, Illus. Non-fiction. Farrar, 2014. [48]p. $17.99.  978-0-374-38069-4. OUTSTANDING GRADES 2-5 In the latest exemplary picture book biography by Caldecott Honor recipient Sis, he describes … Continue reading

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Out of the Ordinary

Out of the Ordinary: Reissues and other unusual books Engelbreit, Mary. Mary Engelbreit’s Nursery and Fairy Tales Collection. Illus. by Mary Engelbreit. Harper, 2014. $11.99. ISBN 978-0-06-228707-6. Although Engelbreit’s colorful and pleasantly sweet illustrations are nice, this book has a … Continue reading

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ALA Conference Reports Part 4, Helen Block ALSC Member, Infopeople Course on Children’s Services

More Reports from the ALA Conference, from Elizabeth Overmyer: 1. General buzz: not a program, but I found that many of my ALA acquaintances are ruminating over the January revision of the ALSC guidelines for reviewing by those who are … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Arndt, Michael. Cat Says Meow (and other Animalopoeia).  Michael Arndt, Illus. Picture book.  Chronicle, 2014. [36]p. $12.99. 978-1-4251-1234-3. OUTSTANDING. GRADES PRE-K. Inspired by animals and typography, Arndt presents a marvelous book whereby an animal’s sound is incorporated into its illustration. … Continue reading

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Reports from ALA Conference by ACL Members, Part 3, and New BayNews Posted

AASL President’s Program, featuring Donalyn Miller: Donalyn Miller, 5th grade teacher / author of The Book Whisperer and Reading in the Wild, gave the keynote address for this program. She described the ways she has created a culture of reading … Continue reading

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