November 18, 2017

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Before Morning by Joyce Sidman | SLJ Review

SIDMAN, Joyce. Before Morning. illus. by Beth Krommes. 48p. HMH. Oct. 2016. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780547979175.

K-Gr 2 –At dusk, a woman, child, and dog hurry out of the park and pass by a bakery, though the wool-capped girl clearly wants to stop. They enter their apartment, where Dad has dinner ready, and everyone looks happy except the girl, who’s staring dolefully at a cap that sits atop a small suitcase. In the next illustration, as the windows reflect […]

Frosty Days and Warm Hearts | Great Books to Celebrate Winter

Embrace and celebrate the turn of the season with these wondrous and delightful stories featuring record-breaking blizzards and gentle snowy adventures.

Rowell, Yang Are L.A. Times Book Award Finalists; Green Honored as an Innovator

The finalists for the 34th annual L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced Wednesday, February 19. Among the 50 books that made the short list, five acclaimed titles for young people were selected, including Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl and Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints. Bestselling YA author John Green is also being honored with the Innovators Award.