Category Archives: Media Watch

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:  http://bayviews.org/reviewtools.html http://bayviews.org/reviewersguide03-2016.pdf CBC … Continue reading

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KQED Radio on Diversity in Children’s Books, Author Tim Kehoe Dies, Calif. Center for the Book

KQED Radio Discussion on Diversity in Children’s Books: Did you hear the KQED Radio program on Mon., March 24th regarding People of Color Underrepresented in Children’s Books? Guests included Nina Lindsay of Oakland Public Library, K.T. Horning from CCBC, and … Continue reading

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Media Watch: CD Reviews

Boynton, Sandra. Frog Trouble and Eleven Other Pretty Serious Songs. Workman, 2013. Illus. by Sandra Boynton. $16.95 book and CD. ISBN 978-0-7611-7176-8. Boyton has written (or co-written with Michael Ford) a dozen country-style songs that feature animal characters in this … Continue reading

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Author Ann Jonas Dies, New CLA “Briefings” Posted

Author/Illustrator Ann Jonas Dies Ann Jonas, award-winning writer and illustrator of numerous children’s books, died September 29, 2013 in Rhinebeck, NY. Between 1982 and 1999, Jonas created a total of 16 books for young readers, including The Quilt, (Greenwillow, 1984), … Continue reading

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SRP Film Showing, ACL’s Food Bibliography

Is your library using the “Reading Is So Delicious!” summer reading program theme?  If so, be sure to check out the “Eat the Library” Bibliography from ACL’s 2012 Institute: http://www.bayviews.org/institute/2012bibliography.pdf Also, the California Library Association has announced the opportunity for … Continue reading

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Women’s History Blog, Otfried Preussler Dies

KidLit Celebrates Women’s History Month 2013 The popular, nonprofit, and educational Women’s History Month website returns in March.  Now in its third consecutive year, the blog, KidLit Celebrates Women’s History Month founded by librarians, Margo Tanenbaum of The Fourth Musketeer and Lisa … Continue reading

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New ALSC Forum on E-books and Children

The ALSC Board of Directors and ALSC President Carolyn Brodie will be hosting two ALSC Community Forum live chats on the topic of eBooks and children’s services. In addition to the 45 minutes of discussion, these forums will include quick … Continue reading

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