Tag Archives: Award Books

Book Review: The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate From Miss Mary at Main Library “People call me the Freeway Gorilla.  The Ape at Exit 8, The One and Only Ivan, Mighty Silverback.  The names are mine, but they’re not me.  … Continue reading

Posted in Award Books, Book Reviews, Children's Authors, Feature Article, Featured Books, Web Resources | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Happy Birthday, Lois Lowry!

Today is author Lois Lowry‘s birthday! Possibly best known for her Newbery Award winning titles The Giver and Number the Stars, Ms. Lowry was born 76 years ago today in Hawaii. She wanted to write from an early age–writing is … Continue reading

Posted in Author Spotlight, Award Books, Children's Authors, Feature Article, Featured Books, Spotlight, Web Resources | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Take a moment today and reflect on one of the greatest Americans this country has ever known.  A man of humility and quiet dignity, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives on because of the … Continue reading

Posted in Award Books, Book Reviews, Children's Authors, Feature Article, Featured Books, Holidays, Nonfiction, Upcoming Events, What's Going On | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Happy Birthday, Avi!

Today is Avi’s birthday! Avi, also known by his given name Edward Irving Wortis, was born in New York, New York. Did you know he has a twin sister named Emily? She was the one who gave him his well-known … Continue reading

Posted in Author Spotlight, Award Books, Children's Authors, Feature Article, Featured Books, Spotlight, Videos, Web Resources | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Book Review: Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery From Miss Mary at Main Library Today’s review comes to us from Miss Mary.  Here’s what she has to say about this amazing … Continue reading

Posted in Author Spotlight, Award Books, Book Reviews, Book Trailers, Children's Authors, Feature Article, Featured Books, Kids Web Sites, New Books, Nonfiction, Spotlight, Videos, Web Resources | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Happy Birthday, Arthur Yorinks!

Today is Arthur Yorinks’s birthday! Mr. Yorinks was born on August 21, 1953, and has many talents. He became interested in art at a young age, and went on to pursue this interest by entering the world of performing arts. … Continue reading

Posted in Award Books, Book Reviews, Children's Authors, Feature Article, Uncategorized, Web Resources | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Author Spotlight, Award Books, Book Reviews, Book Trailers, Children's Authors, Featured Books, Kids Web Sites, Videos | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Award Books, Book Reviews, Children's Authors, Web Resources | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Award Books, Book Lists, Children's Authors, Feature Article, Videos, Web Resources | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Happy Birthday, Eve Bunting!

(Please go here if the video does not load) Happy birthday, Eve Bunting! Eve Bunting, author of over 250 books for children, has tackled many difficult issues in her writing.  She doesn’t flinch away from topics like war, racism, or … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Authors, Featured Books, Web Resources | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off