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Monthly Archives: April 2015
Arnold, David. Mosquitoland. Fiction. Viking, 03/2015. 352p. $17.99. 978-0-451-47077-5. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 9-12. Recently moved to Mississipi, aka Mosquitoland, with her father and new stepmother, 16-year-old Mim overhears a conversation that suggests her mother is ill, and she embarks on a … Continue reading
Pop-Up Storytimes – a new free webinar from Infopeople Presenter: Cheryl Lee Format: Webinar Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015 Start Time: 12 Noon Pacific Are you looking for: • Quick and easy outreach opportunities? • Ways to expand your storytime … Continue reading
Oliver, Narelle. Sand Swimmers: The Secret Life of Australia’s Desert Wilderness. Non-fiction. Candlewick, 2015. p. $16.99. 978-0-7636-6761-0. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 2-6. In the center of Australia lies a strange desert wilderness full of fantastic creatures. Long before it was a sea … Continue reading
Arnold, Elana K. The Question of Miracles. Fiction. Houghton, 02/2015. 233p. $16.99. 978-0-544-33464-9 OUTSTANDING GRADES 4-6 When 11-year-old Iris arrives at her new home in rainy Corvallis, Oregon, she is haunted by the recent death of her best friend, Sarah, … Continue reading
ACL Institute “All Due Respect” a Big Success: The 2015 ACL Institute “All Due Respect” focused on diversity, equity, and creating safe space for all youth, and was held last Friday, April 10th. Special thanks to the San Francisco Public … Continue reading
Do-It-Yourself Program Ideas “Read to the Rhythm” 2015 Summer Reading Program Each year’s summer reading theme offers a great topic for a Do-It-Yourself program. In California, the 2015 summer reading program materials provided by the California State Library celebrate “Read … Continue reading