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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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