Monthly Archives: February 2016

ACL Fellowships Available

Applications are now being accepted for The Dorothy Helfeld Fellowship, presented annually by the Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California (ACL). ACL invites students of children’s librarianship and/or children’s literature to explore the question, “Children’s librarianship – is it … Continue reading

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Programming Ideas: Sports Around the World

Do-It-Yourself Program Ideas:  Sports Around the World Program Good for any library at any time of year, and it goes with the 2016 Summer Reading Themes “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” or “Read for the Win!” Several sports/game-themed crafts … Continue reading

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Alex Gino to Speak at Oakland Library

Author Alex Gino to Speak at Oakland Library: Alex Gino Flyer Fourth-grader Melissa is a girl who the world sees as a boy named George. When her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte’s Web, Melissa … Continue reading

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Review of the Week: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Sepetys, Ruta. Salt to the Sea. Fiction. Philomel, 02/2016. 400pp. $18.99. 978-0-399-16030-1. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 8-12. Based on actual events, this harrowing and moving historical YA novel brings to life an enormous, but largely forgotten tragedy. Set in Eastern Europe in … Continue reading

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ALSC Survey, Carnegie and Greenaway Contenders

ALSC Survey: A message from Meredith Steiner, ACL President, to all youth services librarians: “I am excited to be a part of a group of public and school librarians from different libraries around the country working with ALSC, to conduct an … Continue reading

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Harper Lee, Francisco Alarcon Die; New BayNews Posted

Harper Lee Dies at Age 89: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee, creator of To Kill a Mockingbird, died at her home in Alabama at age 89. For more information, see: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/20/arts/harper-lee-dies.html?_r=0 .  Children’s Poet Francisco Alarcon Dies: Children’s author and … Continue reading

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Review of the Week: “The Plan” by Alison Paul

Paul, Alison. Plan, The. Barbara Lehman, Illus. Picture Book. Houghton, 11/2015. [32]pp. $17.99. 978-0-544-28333-6. OUTSTANDING. GRADES PRE-1. A young farm girl is determined to fly in her mother’s old plane and, with her dog, hatches a plan to convince her … Continue reading

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