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July 24, 2014

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One Star Review Guess Who? (#21)

One Star Review Guess Who? (#21)

Can you guess the classic children’s book by its scathing one-star review on Goodreads or Amazon?

Diversity Movement Gains Visibility at ALA Annual | ALA 2014

Photo by Angie Manfredi, Los Almos Public Library.

Addressing the groundswell of support for more diverse children’s literature, Lee & Low publisher Jason Low spoke at the ALA Annual Conference about where the movement is now and what still needs to happen.

Early Learning, Partnerships Top Trends at 2014 ALA Annual | ALA 2014

Parachute play in the Networking Uncommons at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference. Photo courtesy of Library Sparks Magazine

Prevailing topics for youth librarians included the influence of the Guerrilla Storytime movement, the increased collaboration and cooperation between schools and public libraries, and a nostalgia for some favorite authors.

Free Online Curriculum: ABCMouse.com for Libraries Launches at ALA | ALA 2014

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On June 26 at ALA, Age of Learning launched ABCmouse.com for Libraries, a fully featured, free-for-libraries version of ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy, its award-winning online curriculum used by millions of children as part of their series of Education for Access Initiatives.

Walter Dean Myers, 1937-2014

Walter Dean Myers, 1937-2014

It was a shock to hear that author Walter Dean Myers passed away on July 1st. Myers’s work had a tremendous impact on books for young people, and he will be sorely missed. Click here to read his obituary at walterdeanmyers.net. (Photo: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/67/Walter_Dean_Myers_2001_Bookfest_screen_grab.jpg)

Press Release: Obituary – Walter Dean Myers (1937-2014)

Press Release: Obituary – Walter Dean Myers (1937-2014)

From Harper Collins: WALTER DEAN MYERS, PROLIFIC AND BELOVED AUTHOR OF AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN’S BOOKS, DIES AT AGE 76   Myers Touched So Many With His Eloquent and Unflinching Portrayal of Young African-American Lives     Walter Dean Myers, beloved and deeply respected children’s book author, died on July 1, 2014, following a brief illness. He [...]

ALSC President’s Program: Partnerships that Positively Impact Children, Families, and Communities | ALA 2014

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At the ALA conference on June 30, over 200 youth librarians spent an hour and a half listening to three dynamic presentations during ALSC President’s Program, “The Ripple Effect: Library Partnerships that Positively Impact Children, Families, Communities and Beyond.”

Meg Medina, John Parra, and Others Honored at the Int’l Latino Book Awards | ALA 2014

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For the first time, the winners of the 2014 International Latino Book Awards were revealed concurrently with the ALA Annual Conference. Among this year’s 231 honorees, recognized during a ceremony at the Clark County-Las Vegas Library Theater on June 28, were well known children’s and young adult authors and illustrators, such as Alma Flor Ada, Meg Medina, and John Parra.

Top Picks in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Media| Stars List, July 2014

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Ben Franklin makes a splash, Hervé Tullet mixes it up, and Mo Willems makes new friends in the July stars, offering the best of fiction, nonfiction, and multimedia.

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Scenes from the American Library Association Annual Meeting | ALA 2014

Husband and wife duo Dave Ronan and Raina Telgemeier. Photo by Robin Brenner.

Views from the floor of the American Library Association Annual Meeting, from the Newbery-Caldecott Banquet to the Ultimate Picture Book Sketch Off.

Kid Lit Authors Share the Love During ALA Speed Dating Event | ALA Annual 2014

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Ding! With the peal of a bell, 21 children’s and YA authors started chatting eagerly to tables of librarians during a ‘speed dating’ event at the ALA Annual Conference.

Banned Books Week Announces Comics Focus | ALA 2014

Banned Books Week Announces Comics Focus | ALA 2014

The 2014 American Library Association (ALA) annual conference in Las Vegas this week set the stage for Banned Books Week, scheduled for September 21-27, 2014. This year, Banned Books Week will shine light on banned and challenged comic books and graphic novels. On the show floor, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), which provides legal support and expertise to readers, authors, and librarians, debuted a new handbook offering rundowns of commonly challenged comic titles, myths about banned books, and ideas for programming around Banned Books Week.

Your Guide to Brand New & Upcoming Titles | ALA 2014 Galley Guide

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Your galley guide for ALA Annual 2014. Perfect for those attending the conference looking to snag their next great read, and for any librarian interested in a sneak peek of upcoming Fall 2014 titles.

Dry Heat: ALA Annual Conference 2014

Dry Heat: ALA Annual Conference 2014

The American Library Association Annual Conference is happening this weekend in Las Vegas. I’ll be there taking in the sights and sounds and expelling the perspiration. There will likely be a “Photos from the Conference”-type post at some point, but mostly I’ll be talking and sharing pics on Twitter – click here to find me [...]

Junior Library Guild To Roll Out New EBook Service For Libraries| ALA 2014

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On June 26 at the American Library Association conference in Las Vegas, Junior Library Guild will release a new ebook product, JLG ebooks, for libraries across the country.

Review: Super Secret Crisis War #1

Review: Super Secret Crisis War #1

Super Secret Crisis War #1 of 6 Written by Louise Simonson Illustrated by Derek Charm IDW Publishing, June 2014 32pp IDW Publishing has been on fire with their licensed property comics, including My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, and their partnership with Cartoon Network. Launched in 2013, their Cartoon Network line features comics [...]

McGraw-Hill Forges Partnership with Follett to Offer EBook Content to K-12 Schools

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On June 24, McGraw-Hill announced its partnership with Follett to offer ebook content to K-12 schools.

2014 Preview Interview: Kids Can Press

2014 Preview Interview: Kids Can Press

  Kids Can Press is probably the most chant-able children’s publisher. Try it. KIDS! CAN! PRESS! KIDS! CAN! PRESS! Made to be chanted, I say. Now that we’re all sufficiently frothed up, let’s have a look at their fall 2014 wares. I chatted with Naseem Hrab (director of marketing) about exactly that. Previously… 2014 Preview [...]

Best Books of the Year so far, 2014

Best Books of the Year so far, 2014

Presenting the best adult books for teens that were published between January and June 2014. Science fiction and historical fiction made a big splash in this list created by reviewers of the AB4T blog.

2014 Quaker Books for Quaker Kids

So I’m having lunch with a fellow from the entertainment industry the other day and by some quirk of conversation we begin discussing Quakerism.  I attending a Quaker liberal arts college called Earlham (“Fight! Fight! Inner light! Kill, Quakers, Kill!”) and he, I believe, was raised Quaker.  And since the focus of everything in my [...]