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Blog: TWO WRITING TEACHERS (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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Blog: Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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Here’s a quick post to show off the artwork of Dutch illustrator Martijn van der Linden, who illustrated Maranke Rinck’s The Other Rabbit (Lemniscaat). I believe this book was released here in the States last Fall (and it may have even been released in the Netherlands the same year, though I’m not sure about […]Add a Comment
Blog: The Nonfiction Detectives (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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Prairie Dog Song: The Key to Saving North America's Grasslands by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore Lee and Low Books, 2016 Grades K-5 Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trombore have earned many honors and praises for their picture books including the 2014 Robert F. Sibert Medal for Parrots Over Puerto Rico. Their new nonfiction picture book highlights the role prairie dogs play in maintaining the balanceAdd a Comment
Blog: Children's Book Reviews and Then Some (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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Blog: wonkyworks (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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David Tod Roy has passed away; he is best-known for his translation of the classic Chinese novel The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei; see the Princeton University Press publicity page (for volume one), or get your copy at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.
(I've only read the old four-volume Clement Egerton translation, The Golden Lotus (with its (in)decorous Latin passages ...) -- decades ago -- and would love to tackle this one at some point.)
No English-language obituaries yet that I could find -- but see, for now, for example, My life: David Tod Roy from a coupe of years ago at the South China Morning Post.
Blog: A Fuse #8 Production (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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Me? I spent it in Vermont. The rolling green hills. The bears and red squirrels and little tiny insects that think your left nostril is a house and home. The lovely company, particularly when you’re deciding the 2016 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners.
Yup. Alongside fellow committee members Roxanne Feldman and Joanna Long (she of the magnificent Vermont home) we put our heads together and came up with some stellar winners.
What’s that you say? You’d like to know who those winners might be? Nothing doing, sweet stuff. You’re going to have to watch the live feed this coming Thursday at 11 a.m. EST like the rest of the world. I’ll give you one hint though: I like these books. I mean I really, really like them.
Stay tuned, faithful readers. The live feed video is here.Add a Comment
Blog: Great Kid Books (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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It's almost the end of the year for us, and kids are starting to think about how hard it is to say goodbye to favorite teachers. I wish I could give every teacher a copy of The Thank You Book, Mo Willem's terrific finale for his Elephant and Piggie series.
This is a must-read series; kids of all ages love the friendship and banter between Elephant and Piggie, especially 1st graders who are venturing into reading independently.
The Thank You BookGerald and Piggie are best friends. They help each other, they play with each other, and they give each other advice--plenty of it. Piggie is outgoing, and Gerald is cautious. Piggie tends to be head-strong, while Gerald tends to be a worrier. This combination creates plenty of laughs, and it lets kids see different sides of their own personalities.
from the Elephant and Piggie series
by Mo Willems
Your local library
*best new book*
Kids love reading Elephant and Piggie books aloud--the whole story is told through dialog which bubbles over with emotion. As my friend Carrie Gelson wrote in her Goodreads review,
"This series has transformed many a little reader. It has given the gift of expression, confidence, laughter and fun. And it ends with gratitude."Gerald and Piggie have starred in twenty five books(!!) together. For their finale, Piggie decides to thank everyone. She's so happy, that she's thanking of all her friends, "everyone who is important to me." But Gerald is worried that she might forget someone...someone very important.
|"Thank you all for being great friends!"|
|"You are forgetting someone! Someone VERY important."|
As a teacher and a librarian, I want to thank every child who's shared their reading lives with me, every parent who's entrusted their child to me, every author who's shared a bit of themselves with us through their words. Thank YOU, Mo Willems, for bringing so much joy to all of us, helping us create so many teachable moments, so many wonderful conversations.
Head on over to ThankoRama.com to download, print, and fill out your own #ThankoRama speech bubbles. Teachers, definitely check out The World of Elephant and Piggie Teaching Guide.
Thank you, my blog readers, for sharing the joy of reading with me and with all the kids in your lives! The review copy was kindly sent by the publisher, Disney-Hyperion. If you make a purchase using the Amazon links on this site, a small portion goes to Great Kid Books. Thank you for your support.
©2016 Mary Ann Scheuer, Great Kid Books
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Blog: print & pattern (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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After the UK bank holiday I thought I would return with some fun design items from Dutch company Psikhouvanjou. This fun, colourful design led store work with many designers you will recognise such as Helen Dardik, Ingela P Arrhenius, Suzy Ultman, Darling Clementine and many more. Here I have picked out some postcards, art prints, and accessories that were all spotted on the PsikhouvanjouAdd a Comment
Blog: StoryMonster (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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You guys all know I’m a HUGE Disneyland fan.
I’d live there, if I could.
I’m not sure where, because there’s tons of people and security cameras everywhere. But it’s still one of my dreams. (Up there with inventing the foldable waterbed. I forsee very high market demand for that.)
Anyway, because it’s been on my mind, the last time I went to Disneyland, I decided to ask an INSIDER. An actual CAST MEMBER (!!!!)
THE TOONTOWN BACKDROP!!! OF COURSE!!
It makes perfect sense. No one ever goes to Toontown (or as I like to call it, Abandonedland) so logic says, there’d be even LESS people behind it!
The waiter said no one ever really goes back there, it’s just full of storage and old props that no one cares about anymore.
(I’m sorry to ruin the magic for you.)
I thanked the waiter profusely and told him he’d probably be seeing me a lot more often. Me, and my lice.
He was like:
ROAD TRIP! Grab a cardboard box and come along!Add a Comment
Preparing for my first ALSC guest blog post, I entered the search term “community” on the main page of the ALSC blog. I wanted to make sure that I was not bringing up something already that had already been discussed. As librarians, we pride ourselves on our detailed, often photographic memories, and enjoy setting the record straight. It’s in our DNA.
I searched for the word community because after 21 years as a children’s librarian, everything has boiled down to community for me. I remember some great story times, fun summer reading programs, the excitement of Harry Potter, and selecting materials for a new library branch that was being built. I’ve worked with and for some innovative librarians and in some beautiful buildings.
I’ve decided that community matters the most to me. The changes in publishing have been quite interesting. Technology and its accompanying acronyms have been overwhelming, but still exhilarating.
The daily interactions with my community-with the children, the parents and other customers I are what make this profession so important to me. Here’s why: Many librarians are introverts. Often, we go to library school because we love information, books and systems, and we may just love them more than people.
I spent perhaps the first 15 years of being a children’s librarian figuring out what it meant to be a librarian in my community. I knew that I liked working with children. And then it hit me: I realized that my presence in the community meant children and parents would see someone different than themselves, and that others would see someone that did resemble themselves. In both cases I began to see that library programs, and more specifically story time, brought together people that might not ordinarily spend time with each other outside of the library.
I’m African American, and although I think of myself first as a person, I’m aware that my customers might see me first as a person of color. In fact, for the small children that I see weekly, I might be one of the first persons of color that they see regularly.
Yes, it is extremely important that children see themselves in books. I am thrilled that the topic of diversity in books is being widely discussed and that there is an increase in the number of titles that show what the true makeup of our communities is.
I’d like to add to the discussion by saying this: When you step into a place and see someone that looks like you, it normalizes your experience. Our world is no longer monochromatic, and the places where we gather information or gather with others must not be either. It is good to remember the power of the relationships in our communities and the power of the desire that parents have to do good things for their kids.
Libraries have always been good at creating programs to bring our communities in. After all, story time is a program. What I believe is that a program is just the icing on the cake. The cake is the foundation of what we, the librarians create by welcoming our customers, all of our customers. We welcome our customers by becoming a part of the fabric of our communities and making our presence known, and our presence must be that which represents the world we live in.
Our guest blogger is Ericka Chilcoat. Ericka is a Librarian at the Merced County Library and gets her best ideas about Children’s Services when she is eating Thai food.
Please note that as a guest post, the views expressed here do not represent the official position of ALA or ALSC.
If you’d like to write a guest post for the ALSC Blog, please contact Mary Voors, ALSC Blog manager, at email@example.com.Add a Comment
They've announced that this year's Prémio Camões -- the leading Portuguese-language author prize -- will go to Raduan Nassar; see, for example, the report at Globo (with a convenient full list of previous winners at the end).
Penguin Classics have recently published two of his titles -- though the editions are not yet US-available; get your copy of A Cup of Rage at Amazon.co.uk, and of Ancient Tillage at Amazon.co.uk.
Blog: Just the Facts, Ma'am (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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Help a school plan and fund your school visit by sharing this information with them.
Happy summer, everyone! As far as I am concerned, the best thing about summer is all the free, unlimited READING TIME! After a long school year of assignments and homework, it is finally time to read whatever you want for as long as you want, but sometimes summer can feel a bit . . . unsocial since you don’t see always your friends every day. How can you celebrate the joys of unlimited reading time and still be social? Join the Message Boards in June for your summer social goals!
Here are a few challenges to get you started meeting new online friends, chatting, and supporting your fellow readers! Choose one or choose them all and go get social!
- Reply to this Book Drabble post: Describe the book you are reading in 100 words or less.
- Reply to this Book Suggestions post.
- Reply to at least 5 posts on the Reading Buzz Board OR post a new message.
- Join the Hand and Hand Anti-Bullying Club and post your support for people who are being bullied.
- Reply to at least 5 posts on the STACK Back Board OR post a new message.
- Friend 5 people you met on the Message Boards and send each one a Shout-Out.
- Reply to this post and tell how you chose your user name.
- Reply to at least 5 posts on the Crafts & DIY Board OR post a new message.
- Reply to this Save the Planet post tell us your most precious endangered animal.
- Join the Middle School Girls role play.
- Reply to at least 5 posts on the Harry Potter Boards OR post a new message.
Tell us your June social goals in the Comments. Then sign in to the Message Boards and start being social!Add a Comment
Stiftung Buchkunst have announced the prettiest German books 2016 -- twenty-five titles selected from 788 submissions; the official prize ceremony will be on 8 September.
Some interesting titles among the honored titles -- and also interesting to see the print-runs of the various books (numbers which I suspect are more reliable than when these are tossed around by US publishers ...) -- so, for example, the German edition of Zaza Burchuladze's adibas was 4000; I wonder how many copies Dalkey Archive Press printed (or sold ... though, hey, the Amazon.com page says: "Only 20 left in stock (more on the way)" (but also: "Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,681,366 in Books")).
Blog: Young Adult (& Kid's) Books Central (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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Today we're spotlighting Alex Shearer's novel, The Ministry of Ghosts! Read on for more about Alex, his novel, an excerpt, plus a giveaway! Meet Alex Shearer! Alex Shearer was born in Wick, in the far north of Scotland. His father was a blacksmith and his mother was a secretary. He enjoyed...Add a Comment
Two notices came in to P&P last week - one was from the Glasgow School of Art (above) regarding their shop. They are holding an open call out for new products designed by current students, practicing staff, recent graduates and established alumni of the School. Printed textiles are always popular so they are keen to reach out to former graduates of the school, new and old, far and wide! AlsoAdd a Comment
Blog: places for writers (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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Hypertrophic Literary (AL) is open to submissions for upcoming issues. Looking for pieces that evoke a physical reaction, make readers feel something: joy, nausea, shock, desperation. Open to submissions of poetry, fiction, excerpts, and nonfiction. Hypertrophic accepts work in all genres and “[doesn’t] care who you are, if you’ve been published before, if it’s your first book or seventy-fourth.”Add a Comment
Blog: Finding Wonderland: The WritingYA Weblog (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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I have nothing noteworthy for you today: not a thing. For one thing, it's a holiday. Gimme a break. Also, it is really HOT. Thirdly, I'm trapped in the mental quagmire that is novel revision, and it is a doozy. But I did want to pop my head up and... Read the rest of this postAdd a Comment
Blog: Monica Gupta (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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यहां क्लिक कीजिए और सुनिए एक मिनट और 29 सैकिंड का ऑडियो – सिग्रेट पीना सेहत के लिए हानिकरक है क्या … ऑडियो – सिग्रेट पीना सेहत के लिए हानिकरक है क्या आज 31 मई है यानि वर्ल्ड नो स्मोकिंग डे … इसलिए मैने इसी विषय पर एक् मिनट और 29 सैकिंड का ऑडियो बनाया […]Add a Comment
Blog: Cartoon Brew (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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Around two thousand pieces of animation art and ephemera will be sold at auction in June.
The post Animation Art Auction Wars: Bonhams, Heritage, Van Eaton Holding Back-to-Back-to-Back Auctions appeared first on Cartoon Brew.Add a Comment
These cute cards are by designer Rosalind Maroney and were created for her Etsy Shop. Rosalind is also busy freelancing, and working on her first children's book commissions alongside her usual product work. She was especially excited about getting some of her own work in her own name out there with these cards!. Find them online here.Add a Comment
Blog: Young Adult (& Kid's) Books Central (Login to Add to MyJacketFlap)
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Welcome to our new weekly special feature post, Author Of The Week!! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!! Introducing Lindsey Klingele, YABC's Author of the Week!! ...Add a Comment
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