Monthly Archives: April 2016

New ACL Website, Review of “Raymie Nightingale”

Greetings to all our Blog visitors!  The Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California is revitalizing our website (http://www.bayviews.org/)  and blog. The new version of both will be unveiled in May 2016, so you might find us offline for a … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 Board Books, Part II

Spring 2016 Board Books, Part II Last month we looked at new individual board book titles, and new entries in series. Now, let’s examine board books that are adapted from picture books. Board Books Adapted from Picture Books Banks, Kate. … Continue reading

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Steve Sheinkin Wins Empire State Award, Handbook for Storytellers Review

Steve Sheinkin Wins Empire State Award: The Youth Services Section of the New York Library Association is excited to announce that the winner of the 2016 Empire State Award for Excellence in Literature for Young People is Steve Sheinkin.  Mr. … Continue reading

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ALSC Cancels Conference, Review of “No Better Friend”

ALSC Cancels Conference: The Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, is canceling the upcoming National Institute that was scheduled for September 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina, in protest of that state’s new … Continue reading

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Beatty Award Goes to Eggers, Follett Buys Baker & Taylor

2016 Beatty Award Recipient: This Bridge Will Not Be Gray written by Dave Eggers, illustrated by Tucker Nichols, and published by McSweeney’s  has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the California Library Association’s John and Patricia Beatty Award. This … Continue reading

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Our Family Coalition Supports Transgender Youth with Readings

From Our Family Coalition — In just a few weeks, parents, caregivers, educators, community leaders, ministers and students across the country will join to support transgender children and youth by hosting readings in their communities of the children’s book I … Continue reading

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James Cross Giblin Dies, Meg Rosoff Named Astrid Lindgren Laureate

Nonfiction Author James Cross Giblin Dies: James Cross Giblin, author of several notable children’s nonfiction books, died at age 82 on April 10, 2016 after a long illness. Giblin was also an editor and publisher, including Clarion books and Houghton … Continue reading

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