Category Archives: Obituary

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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ACL Institute “Race Matters” Registration, Peggy Fortnum dies

“Race Matters: Practical Ways Libraries Can Celebrate All Youth:”  Registration is now open for ACL Institute 2016!  Please join us. The Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California (ACL) Proudly Presents Race Matters: Practical Ways Libraries Can Celebrate All Youth. Friday, June 3, … Continue reading

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Louise Rennison Dies, Alan Bern’s New “Greater Distance” book of poetry

Author Louise Rennison Dies: Louise Rennison, author of the young adult series that began with Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging has died. The British author was 63 years old, and had a background in performing and writing comedy before … 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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Booklist’s Best, Author Peter Dickinson Dies, Reissues and New Editions

Booklist’s Best Books for Youth: Booklist magazine has named its best books for young people for 2015:  www.booklistonline.com/Booklist-Editors-Choice-Books-for-Youth-2015/pid=7944842 Author Peter Dickinson Dies: British author Peter Dickinson has died at age 88. Known for his many novels and mysteries for adult … Continue reading

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Vera Williams Dies, Wordcraft Circle Awards Announced

Author/Ilustrator Vera B. Williams Dies at age 88: Vera B. Williams, author and illustrator of at least 17 children’s books, died on October 16, 2015 at age 88. She was also a peace activist, spending a month in a federal … Continue reading

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Ann McGovern Dies, Books for Children on Alcoholism

Author Ann McGovern Dies: Picture book author/illustrator Ann McGovern has died at age 85 at her home in New York City. Her many books included folklore adaptations (such as Stone Soup), nonfiction, and picture books. For more information, see: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-authors/article/67761-obituary-ann-mcgovern.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=c1d8bf67c5-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-c1d8bf67c5-304449365Continue reading

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