Monthly Archives: January 2012

January Book Reviews, Part 2

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales (illustrations by Chris Van Allsburg) From Miss Melia at Main Harris Burdick has been a mystery for over 25 years.  As legend has it, a man walked into a … Continue reading

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Illustrator Spotlight — Hiroe Nakata

We’ve highlighted some of our favorite children’s authors in the past, but don’t think that we’ve forgotten about the illustrators, because we haven’t! Some authors like Rosemary Wells, Margaret Wise Brown, and Kevin Henkes actually write and illustrate many of … 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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Author Spotlight — Karma Wilson

I have a list of my all-time “go to” books when I want fun, funny reads that engage my little listeners and keep their eyes and ears on the story.  Author Karma Wilson’s books populate my list more than any … Continue reading

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January Book Reviews, Part 1

  Titanic Sinks! by Barry Denenberg From Miss Melia at Main I love reading books about the Titanic, so I couldn’t wait to read one of the newest books on the subject, Titanic Sinks! by Barry Deneberg.  While I enjoy fictional … Continue reading

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A World of Opposites — Concept Books for Young Readers

Our final list of concept books comes in the way of opposites.  Children love learning about things that are the same and different; and they love comparing the two!  Knowing the opposite of a certain word or concept is a … 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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