Monthly Archives: February 2015

Read-Alikes for the 2015 Summer Reading Program “Read to the Rhythm”

2015 Summer Reading Program  “Read to the Rhythm” For Little Ones (ages two – five) Andreae, Giles. Giraffes Can’t Dance. Costello, David. Little Pig Joins the Band. Craig, Lindsay. Dancing Feet! Emberley, Rebecca. The Ant and the Grasshopper. Feiffer, Jules. … Continue reading

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Review of the Week: “Hansel and Gretel” by Neil Gaiman

Gaiman, Neil. Hansel and Gretel. Lorenzo Mattotti, Illus. Non-fiction. Toon, 2014. 54p. $16.95, 978-1-935179-62-7, PLB $29.95, 978-1-935179-65-8. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 4-8. Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti lend their noir strengths to this deeply satisfying retelling of the Grimms’ classic tale. Gaiman’s … Continue reading

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New Pop-up and Flap Books for Spring 2015

New Pop-up and Flap Books for Spring 2015 Green, Rod. Giant Vehicles. Illus. by Stephen Biesty. Templar/Candlewick, 2014. $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-7404-5. Illustrator Stephen Biesty is respected for his many factual books, including The Story of Buildings (Candlewick, 2014) and Into … Continue reading

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New BayNews, Workshop on Serving Children and Teens, New Seuss, Children’s Choice Finalists

New ACL BayNews Posted: The February 2015 BayNews (the newsletter for the Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California) is now available on our website: http://www.bayviews.org . You will find reviews of new pop-up books, Read-alikes for the Summer Reading … Continue reading

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Review of the Week: “A Fine Dessert”

Jenkins, Emily. A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Dessert. Sophie Blackall, Illus. Non-fiction. Schwartz & Wade/Random, 2015. [44]p. $17.99, 978-0-375-86832-0, PLB $20.99, 978-0-375-96832-7. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 2-5. From Lyme, England, in 1710, to Charleston, S.C., in 1810, to … Continue reading

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Author Steve Sanfield Dies, Ezra Jack Keats Awards Announced

Steve Sanfield Dies: Steve Sanfield, a noted Bay Area author and poet, died on Jan. 28, 2015 at his home in the Sierra Foothills in Nevada County of heart failure. Along with his poetry for adults, Sanfield wrote several adaptations … Continue reading

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Scott O’Dell Award, Amelia Bloomer List Announced

Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction: Dash by Kirby Lawson (Scholastic, 2014) has been named the 2015 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction recipient. Set in 1942, fifth-grader Mitsy Kashino is forced to deal with harassment as a Japanese-American, as … Continue reading

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Review of the Week: “Morris Micklewhite”

Baldacchino, Christine. Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress. Isabelle Malenfant, Illustrator. Picture Book. Groundwood, 2014. [32]p. $16.95. 978-1-5549-8347-6. OUTSTANDING. GRADES PRE-3. Despite his classmates’ taunts and cruel remarks, Morris loves putting on fingernail polish, shoes with clicking heels, and the … Continue reading

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ACL Meeting Fri., Feb. 13th, Censorship Program at Arne Nixon Center

ACL Meeting Friday, February 13, 2015: Just a quick reminder for our Bay Area members! Please join us for our ACL Meeting on Friday, February 13, 2015, from 9am-1pm at the Oakland Main Library. We will have our usual Book … Continue reading

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ACL Institute “All Due Respect” to be held April 10, 2015

The Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California Proudly Presents ALL DUE RESPECT. A Dialoge about Diversity, Equity, and Creating Safe Spaces for all Youth April 10, 2015, 8:30am – 4:30pm, at the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, … Continue reading

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