The Appoquinimink (DE) School District has been at the center of a controversy over whether to implement parental permission slips for required and recreational reading.
At the Holiday House Spring 2015 Preview, picture books abound about best friend bunnies who become intense rivals, a book-writing chicken who attends a book festival, and a young African American girl in the 1950s South who learns she can’t try on her shoes before buying them.
At the Spring 2015 Random House Preview, rich and unusual stories were abound: a man without a leg who bicycles across Ghana; Leontyne Price, one of the first African-Americans to perform at the Metropolitan Opera; and a dessert’s journey across time and four families.
Ten remarkable librarians from around the country were honored as award recipients at theI Love My Librarian Awards on December 2 in New York City.
Winning and honored titles included Sugar, a novel set on a plantation in the Reconstruction South, and Razia’s Ray of Hope, about the struggle for girls’ education in present-day Afghanistan.
HarperCollins Spring Preview, in New York City, served up books about bunnies, parents who wants to raise boring children, “Sick Lit,” and Sherlock Holmes.
The spring 2015 Preview in NYC served up Temple Run Book Three Run for Your Life: Artic Rescue in ebook format, a foray into nonfiction with See-Thru Frogs and See-Thru Sharks, and a retelling of Snow White with Tear You Apart.
Teens historians participating in an internship program at the New-York Historical Society curated a 2014 time capsule that is slated to be opened in 100 years.
At this year’s Comic Con (October 9–12) in New York City, panels that focused on comics in both schools and libraries were among its highlights—along with “cosplay” and George Clooney.
SLJ goes to this year’s National Book Festival in Washington, DC, and several changes were afoot. But one thing was clear—Gene Luen Yang’s stirring speech about diversity left an indelible mark.
The Holiday House’s Fall 2014 Preview showcased titles that featured animals as their superstars, including: Pants for Chuck, Little Puppy and the Big Green Monster, and There’s a Pig in My Class.
After years of struggle fraught with zoning issues, East Hampton Library was finally able to cut the ceremonial ribbon on June 21 to celebrate its 6,800 square foot addition following a lawsuit and $5.8 million in donations—including a large sum from East Hampton local, actor Alec Baldwin.
Vince Vawter talks about his semi-autobiographical, Newbery Honor-winning book, his boyhood with a debilitating stutter, and the “overwhelming” response to Paperboy.