Tag Archives: Kate DiCamillo

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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Review of the Week – “Leroy Ninker Saddles Up”

DiCamillo, Kate. Leroy Ninker Saddles Up. Chris Van Dusen, Illus. Fiction. “Tales from Deckawoo Drive Series”. Candlewick, 2014. 90p. $12.99. 978-0-7636-6339-1. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 1-3. In the first of a new series that includes some of the characters from the author’s … Continue reading

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Read-Alikes for “Flora and Ulysses” by Kate DiCamillo

Read-alikes for Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo Baker, Kim. Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School. Ben starts a club to pull pranks on other sixth graders, while trying to evade capture by the middle … Continue reading

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Newbery, Caldecott, and Other Youth Media Awards Announced at ALA

Newbery, Caldecott, and Other Youth Media Awards Announced at ALA From the press release from the American Library Association:  “The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults including the … Continue reading

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DiCamillo Named Youth Lit Ambassador, Ned Vizzini Dies

Kate DiCamillo Named Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo has been named the Ambassador of Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress. The two-year position was begun in 2008 with the mission to advocate for reading … Continue reading

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Obituaries and Awards

Author Fred McKissack Dies at age 73:  Award-winning author Fred McKissack died of heart failure on April 28, 2013; he was 73 years of age. Co-writing with wife and partner Patricia, the McKissacks created more than 100 books for young … Continue reading

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