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Beyond Newbery and Caldecott, Part II

March is Women's History Month--a great time to introduce another of our American Library Association (ALA) awards, the Amelia Bloomer List.  The list debuted in 2002, partially inspired by the 2000 publication of You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer!, a picture book biography that introduced young readers to Amelia Bloomer, the turn-of-the-century pioneer of less restrictive clothing for women.

Teen Book Reviews

With the mild winter we have had this year and warm weather promising summer just around the corner, the minds of many teens might be turning to thoughts of college. Others might be thinking about getting a job, or of joining the Armed Forces.

Children's Book Club in April

April is National Poetry Month.  I chose a novel written in verse for the Children's Book Club in April. On Tuesday, April 3, at 4 p.m., we will discuss the book Inside Out & Back Again  by Thanhha Lai. 

Teen Tech Review - Epic Duel

This year’s Teen Tech Week theme, Geek Out @ Your Library, has inspired a great new project at Northeast Library. To celebrate the theme, the teens and tweens at Northeast are reviewing their favorite online games and websites, and I am passing on their reviews here on the blog. Our first review comes from a tween named Knowledge.  Read on to find out about an interesting online game from Battle On Games.Name of Game: Epic DuelURL: http://epicduel.artix.com

Children's Room Book Club

March Selection

The March Children's Room book club meets Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 4 p.m. We will discuss the book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin.

Holidays Off The Beaten Path

Finally, spring is just around the corner, so it’s definitely time for some sort of celebration!!! Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:March 1 – Plan A Solo Vacation Day  March 1 – Refired, Not Retired DayMarch 1 – World Compliment Day

Beyond Newbery and Caldecott, Part I

Connect With Coretta Scott King Award Winners

Many parents, teachers and others who work with children (or simply love children's books) pay attention each January for the announcement of the Newbery Medal for the most distinguished writing for children and the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished illustration. Kids across America recognize those shiny stickers and know what they mean -- some even participate in "Mock Newbery" and "Mock Caldecott" discussions or join Newbery and Caldecott book clubs.

Sculpting Black History

Join us for a special Black History Month program for ages 6 and up. We'll learn about African-American sculptors such as Tyree Guyton, the Detroit artist who turned his Heidelberg Street neighborhood into a gigantic art piece, using found materials that other people considered to be junk.

Holiday Off the Beaten Path

The groundhog might be predicting six more weeks of winter, but there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate while the snow is falling down around you. Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:February 1-29 – Library Lovers Month February 2 – Bonza Bottler DayFebruary 3 – Bubble Gum Day

Children's Room Book Club

The Cruisers are four students at the Da Vinci Academy for the Gifted and Talented. The official school newspaper is called The Palette, and the masthead is a quote from the assistant principal, which reads "Education is a journey on the high seas of life." 

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