Monthly Archives: March 2016

Cushman, Karen.  Grayling’s Song. Fiction. Clarion/Houghton, 06/2016. 224pp. $16.99. 978-0-544-30180-1. HIGH ADDITIONAL. GRADES 3-6. After fire consumes their home, Grayling’s mother, a wise woman, discovers that her grimoire has been stolen, and when she becomes magically rooted to the ground, … Continue reading

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ACL’s Reviewers Guide, Cleary’s 100th Birthday, and More!

Check out ACL’s New Reviewers Guide: The Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California offers a new Reviewers Guide, with added focus on reviewing diversity in books for youth. Please see the documents on our BayViews website: CBC … Continue reading

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Free “What’s New” Webinar

What’s New In Children’s Literature 2016 – Free Infopeople Webinar   Thursday, April 14, 2016 Noon-1pm Pacific, 2pm Central, 3pm Eastern Presenter: Penny Peck, author of Crash Course in Children’s Services: Second Edition, Libraries Unlimited, 2014 Do you freeze when a … Continue reading

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Review of the Week: “When Mischief Came to Town”

Nannestad, Katrina. When Mischief Came to Town. Fiction. Houghton, 01/2016. 180pp. $16.99. 978-0-544-53432-2. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 2-5. Sent to live with her grandmother on a remote Danish island, 10-year-old Inge Maria arrives with plenty of energy, curiosity, and mischief. Her grandmother, … Continue reading

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Do-It-Yourself Program Ideas: Library Olympic Games

Do-It-Yourself Program Ideas:  Library Olympic Games Good for any library at any time of year, and it goes with the 2016 Summer Reading Theme “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!”or “Read for the Win!” The Summer Olympics is scheduled for … Continue reading

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Children’s Fairyland, Book Week Bookmarks, Carle Awards

Turn the Page!  A children’s book festival at Children’s Fairyland:  Presented by Kaiser Permanente with support from Chronicle Books on Saturday, April 23, 10 am – 4pm. At Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland, CA. Join Fairyland for a celebration … Continue reading

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Review of the Week: “Dance! Dance! Underpants!”

Shea, Bob. Dance! Dance! Underpants!  Bob Shea, Illus. Easy Reader. Ballet Cat Series; Bk. 2. Disney/Hyperion, 02/2016. [56]pp. $9.99.  978-1-4847-1379-2.  OUTSTANDING GRADES PRE-2. Butter Bear is paralyzed by the fear that the audience will laugh at the underpants she is … Continue reading

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