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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 »
As you probably already know, February is Black History Month. Check out the display by the Youth Services desk for a variety of great books about Black history! Plus, kids can test their knowledge with weekly quizzes about prominent Black Americans for the chance to win a cool prize. There were lots of great books published in 2015 by that featured… 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 »
Everyone hates Jacques Papier! Ignores him like he wasn’t even there. It is like he was imaginary?! In his memoirs (as told by Michelle Cuevas), Confessions of an Imaginary Friend, you will learn the story of Jacques and his friend Fleur. If he isn’t a real boy than what is he? Read about his life as he tries to learn… 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 »
Boys in the Boat: the True Story of an American Team’s Epic Journey to Win the Gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown Out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who… Read more »
In Kenneth Oppel’s latest, Will Everett has always longed for adventure. Well, he’s in for the ride of his life when he boards The Boundless. Just what is The Boundless? It is the longest train ever created with it being seven miles long and 987 cars. On it’s maiden trip it is carrying over 6,000 people that include: a corpse,… Read more »
Finding Winnie: the True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick is a lovely, gentle story of the origins of Winnie-the-Pooh and how he came to be named. Written by the great-grandaughter of the original owner of Winnie for her own son, Cole. Watch a video with the author talking about her book.