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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

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Happy Birthday, Jane Goodall!

  This time of year gets us thinking about spring, rebirth, and being good stewards of the earth.  One of the best examples of someone who lives her life to help better the rest of the world is Dr. Jane … Continue reading

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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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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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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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July Book Reviews, Part 2

The Environmental Movement, Then vs. Now from Miss Melanie at Main Molly Bang published a children’s book in 1997 called Common Ground:  The Water, Earth, and Air We Share. Here’s an overview of this book from Barnes & Noble:  “A … 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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Celebrating Children’s Literature Authors

In the library world, we have many ways to celebrate the accomplishments of children’s literature authors.  Two of the biggest awards in literature are the Newbery and Caldecott Awards, and every year there’s always a lot of hype surrounding these … 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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