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The winners keep coming

On Monday I wrote about the ‘big two’ children’s awards, the Newbery and the Caledcott. In addition to these, the American Library Association has several other awards for children’s books that are worth knowing about. I’ve written about some of the winners below, and for a full list, including all the honors books and awards [...]

January 25th, 2012
A-Ball-for-Daisy

And the winners are…

This morning, Monday, January 23rd, the major children’s literary awards were announced at the American Library Association conference in Dallas. For months, children’s librarians have been reading, discussing and blogging about possible contenders and now we know! Today, I’ll look at the ‘big two’ for children’s literature – the Caldecott and Newbery awards – and [...]

January 23rd, 2012
What Animals Really Like

New in the Library

For Younger Readers: A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston; illustrated by Sylvia Long From the same team that created A Seed is Sleepy and An Egg is Quiet, this elegant and enlightening nonfiction book looks at the butterfly. The text is packed full of surprising information, and the accurate and colorful paintings illustrate [...]

January 18th, 2012
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Welcome to our new style blog!

In our children’s blog, we have spent the last year roaming through a century of children’s literature and have shared 100 books that we love. Our blog is now taking a distinctly different turn, though we will continue to write about books we love! Each month we will post a themed list – it may [...]

January 12th, 2012

“Document Your Life” Genealogy Resources & Workshops

Interested in your family history? The Library has great resources to support your research. Online Resources: The Library’s Research Portal has two excellent genealogy databases. Ancestry.com is the premier genealogy database. Through it you can find and download a wide range of documents—from immigration and travel documents, including ship manifests and passport applications, military records, [...]

January 9th, 2012
secret garden

100 Great Children’s Books

100 Great Children’s Books Over the last year, we have shared with you one hundred children’s books that we love. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our posts, and that you have discovered or re-discovered books that you love too. We will be launching our new Children’s Room blog this week – it will include themed [...]

January 7th, 2012