Monthly Archives: November 2015

SLJ Names Best Books, ACL Performers’ Showcase Registration Open

SLJ Names Best Books of 2015: Check out School Library Journal’s choices for the best children’s and teen books from this year – http://www.slj.com/best-books-2015/#_ . ACL’s Annual Performers’ Showcase: Come see over thirty children’s performers, all in one day, all … Continue reading

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Review of the Week: Sleepless Knight

Sturm, James, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost. Sleepless Knight. Graphic novel. First Second, 04/2015. [29]p. $14.99. 978-1-59643-651-0. OUTSTANDING. GRADES K-3. A young knight with a trusty horse sets off on a camping trip, only to discover that the knight’s favorite … Continue reading

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Steiner and Figard Named Emerging Leaders, Shusterman Wins National Book Award, New BayNews Posted

ALA Names Two ACL Members Emerging Leaders: Current Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California president Meredith Steiner has been named by the Association of Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, as its 2016 Emerging … Continue reading

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Review of the Week: Iron Rails, Iron Men

Sandler, Martin W. Iron Rails, Iron Men, and the Race to Link the Nation: The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad. Non-fiction. Candlewick, 09/2015. 212p. $22.99. 978-0-7636-6527-2. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 7-12. An expansive, dramatic photo-filled book design and an engaging, dynamic text … Continue reading

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Gift Ideas from Oakland PL, New Infopeople Course on Storytime

Oakland PL Offers Gift Suggestions: For the first time, Oakland Public Library is offering suggestions for parents and others looking for holiday gift book titles for children. Check out their blog if you have patrons needing ideas for books to … Continue reading

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Author of BOOK SCAVENGER to Speak at San Francisco’s North Beach Branch Nov. 21

North Beach Library 850 Columbus Avenue (at Lombard) San Francisco, CA   94133 415-355-5626

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ALSC Webinar on Picture Book Challenges, Publishers’ Weekly Names Best of 2015

ALSC Webinar on Picture Books and Challenges – Dealing with Controversial Topics in Children’s Collections: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/picturebookswebinar . This webinar on censorship is scheduled for Wed. Nov. 18, 2015 at 11am Pacific time. Go to the website to register for this … Continue reading

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Review of the Week: MARS EVACUEES by Sophia McDougall

McDougall, Sophia. Mars Evacuees. Fiction. Mars Evacuees Series, Bk. 1. HarperCollins, 02/2015. 404p. $16.99. 978-0-06-229399-2. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 5-8 Narrated with entertainingly British self-deprecation and sangfroid by twelve-year-old Alice Dare, this intelligent and thought-provoking middle grade novel uses a science-fiction setting … Continue reading

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Attend the ACL meeting Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 at Oakland Main Library

ACL Meeting Friday, November 13, 2015:  Just a quick reminder for our Bay Area members!  Please join us for our ACL Meeting on Friday, November 13, 2015, from 9am-12:30pm at the Oakland Main Library.   We will have our usual Book … Continue reading

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Join the ALSC Community Forum on Monday, Nov. 9th at 11am (Pacific)

Message from our friends at ALSC: The ALSC Board of Directors and ALSC President Andrew Medlar will be hosting an ALSC Community Forum live chat on the freshly updated ALSC Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries. Join us … Continue reading

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