Monthly Archives: April 2015

Review of the Week: Mosquitoland by David Arnold

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

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New Free Webinar on Pop-Up Storytimes

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

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Review of the Week: “Sand Swimmers”

Oliver, Narelle. Sand Swimmers: The Secret Life of Australia’s Desert Wilderness. Non-fiction. Candlewick, 2015. [36]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

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Beatty Award, Bookmobile Day, ACL Fellowships, ALSC Booklists

Katherine Roy Named 2015 Beatty Winner: Katherine Roy has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the California Library Association’s John and Patricia Beatty Award, for her book Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting With the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands, published … Continue reading

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Review of the Week: “The Question of Miracles”

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

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ACL Institute Resources List Available

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

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Programming Ideas for “Read to the Rhythm” and “Every Hero Has a Story”

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

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Review of the Week: Last Stop on Market Street

Review of the Week: De la Pena, Matt. Last Stop on Market Street. Christian Robinson, Illus. Picture Book. Putnam/Penguin, January 2015. [32]p. $16.99. 978-0-399-25774-2. OUTSTANDING. GRADES K-2. As brown-skinned CJ and his “Nana” take the bus from church to their … Continue reading

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ACL Institute this Friday, April 10th; Out of the Ordinary – Reissues and More

Reminder: ACL Institute this Friday, April 10, 2015 at San Francisco Public Library Date: April 10, 2015 Time: 8:30am -4:30pm Location: San Francisco Public Library – Main Library Presentations by Jacqueline Woodson, Maya Gonzalez, Malinda Lo, Aya de Leon Cost … Continue reading

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ALSC Preconference, Ellen Conford Dies, Waterstones Prize, Webinar on YA Books

ALSC PRECONFERENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO:  The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) and the ALSC Awards Preconference Pilot Program Task Force announced the theme and speakers for the 2015 ALSC preconference … Continue reading

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