Category Archives: Award Books

Happy Birthday, Kate DiCamillo!

(Please go here if the video does not load)   Happy Birthday, Kate DiCamillo! Kate DiCamillo’s birthday is today!  Kate is a Newbery – award winning author whose first published work, Because of Winn-Dixie, has become a childhood and classroom … Continue reading

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February 2012 Book Reviews, Part 2

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin From Miss Sheri at the Plymouth and Crestview branches Have you ever played the Westing Game?  Would you play if it meant that you could inherit $200 million?  As an heir named in Sam … Continue reading

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February 2012 Book Reviews, Part 1

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg from Miss Sheri at Plymouth and Crestview Branches If you could run away to any place in the world, where would you go? In the book, From … Continue reading

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The Awards Are In!

Every year, the American Library Association (ALA) hands out all kinds of awards for Children’s and Young Adult books that were published over the last year.  Of those awards, the most famous are the Newbery and Caldecott, but there are lots … Continue reading

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Q & A with Sibert Award-Winning Author Sy Montgomery

  As we posted before, the Marvelous Monday gang was lucky enough to have a chance to chat with Sibert Award – winning author Sy Montgomery during a very special Marvelous  Mondays program this week.  The kids got to as … Continue reading

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Exciting News!

I love doing the Marvelous Monday  programs at Main Library.  We are in the middle of our third set of sessions (so hard to believe!) and the kids and parents just keep coming back for more!  If you aren’t familiar … Continue reading

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January 2012 Featured Article

Celebrating The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats     It’s time to turn our view to the future and get used to writing 2012; so what better way to start off the new year than by taking a look … Continue reading

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2011 Caldecott and Newbery Award Winners

The Caldecott and Newbery award winners have been announced for 2011! The winners are: The 2011 Randolph Caldecott Medal Award Winner: “A Sick Day for Amos McGee” illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead …2011 Caldecott Honor(s): … Continue reading

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Have You Seen This Year’s Caldecott and Newbery Winners?

The Caldecott and Newbery winning books for 2010 were announced just a few weeks ago.  There’s always a lot of talk surrounding these awards, since they’re the most prestigious ones for children’s literature. Not sure about the history behind these … Continue reading

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