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The Snowy Day – 50 Years Later

January 31st, 2012 by melissa g
Published in 1962, The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats, was the first children’s book to feature an African American main character.  The story follows Peter as he enjoys a fresh snowfall.  So, what impact did this book have on African American kids back in 1962?  According to the Chicago Tribune, Keats said, at the Read More...

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I Believe in Picture Books!

January 30th, 2012 by melissa y.
Everyone is debating real book versus E-Book.  But where does the picture book fall in that debate?  Because if you digitize a picture book, when does it become a video?  or animation?  I am not sure, that line is a little fuzzy for me.  I am a proud owner of an iPad and Kindle, and Read More...

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What do Marc Brown & Madonna have in common?

January 27th, 2012 by melissa g
OK, you’re probably thinking, nothing. They couldn’t possibly have anything in common, right? But as Mr. Brown, creator of the renowned Arthur series, pointed out at a Little, Brown Picture Book event last night, they actually do have something, in fact two things, in common! Both Madonna and Mr. Brown have “dabbled” in publishing, and both Read More...

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We are Voting for Bad Kitty!

January 26th, 2012 by melissa y.
Check out the new book starring Bad Kitty! Nick Bruel has given us yet another fabulous book about the deliciously naughty kitty (and I am not even a cat-lover!).  If you haven’t met Bad Kitty, you must. Bad Kitty for President is a hilarious and entertaining story about Bad Kitty running for President of the Read More...

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Award Winners Announced: Caldecott and Newbery!

January 25th, 2012 by melissa y.
The 2012 Caldecott and Newbery award winners were announced this week by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. And the winners are (drumroll please!): 2012 Caldecott Medal Winner:  A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka 2012 Newbery Medal Winner:  Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos The Caldecott Honor Read More...

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New National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

January 3rd, 2012 by melissa y.
Walter Dean Myers has been selected as the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.  The Ambassador position is named by the Librarian of Congress for a two-year term with help from a selection committee.  The position was created to support young people’s literacy and raise awareness of the importance of lifelong reading, especially in Read More...

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