Pink Is For Blobfish: Discovering the World’s Perfectly Pink Animals by Jess Keating The zoologist author of How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied presents an introduction to some of the world’s pink-colored creatures, from monster slugs and ultra-intelligent dolphins to naked mole rats and bloated blobfish. Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-Lights by W.H…. Read more »
April 12 is the 100th birthday of author Beverly Cleary. Did you know she was a former librarian?Read 12 Charming Tidbits About Beverly Cleary here!
Jane Goodall turns 82 on April 3! Find out more about her work with chimpanzees in these books. If you want to wish her a Happy Birthday, click here! Untamed: the Wild Life of Jane Goodall by Anita Silvey The Chimpanzee Children of Gombe : 50 years with Jane Goodall at Gombe National Park… Read more »
Check out our display of women who have made a difference! Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz 26 American women from the 18th through 21st centuries, who have made-or are still making–history as artists, writers, teachers, lawyers, or athletes, are profiled in this book. The women come from a variety of economic and ethnic backgrounds and many had to… Read more »
A new book by Kate DiCamillo! Place a hold here!
The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience. Here are the winners for 2016. Winner for Younger Readers – Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed by Leslea Newman, ill by Amy June Bates Enjoying life in a noisy city where everything he hears is music, composer Moshe… Read more »
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh, is the Sibert Award winner. Four – Sibert Honor Books were named: Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans written and illustrated by Don Brown, The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose, Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My… Read more »
Be sure to read the first two in the series as well! Gone Crazy in Alabama written by Rita Williams-Garcia, is the King Author Book winner. Three King Author Honor Books were selected: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds and X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon. Trombone… Read more »
The American Library Association announced its winners for the Youth Media Awards for 2016. Find a complete list of winners here. Last Stop On Market Street by Matt de la Pena won the Newbery Award for 2016. It also won a Caldecott Honor for it’s illustrator, Christian Robinson. Three Newbery Honor Books also were named: The War that Saved My… Read more »