October 13, 2015

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Ten Titles Make Longlist for the 2015 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature


The 2015 longlist in the Young People’s Literature category includes a previous National Book Award winner and a two-time National Book Award finalist. Three novels are by debut authors.

Video Interview: M.T. Anderson and the Symphony for the City of the Dead

What you learn in this life of children’s librarianship is that there is an exception to every rule. For example, normally I do not indulge in video interviews outside of my Fuse #8 TV ones. And normally I do not care diddly over squat for anything directed towards a young adult audience. But Mr. M.T. […]

Catch up with Lunch Lady, Babymouse, and Big Nate | Fiction Series Update


Take a look at some old, familiar friends from continuing fiction series: Babymouse celebrates a birthday, while Big Nate runs for class president, and Lunch Lady has a new nemesis.

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Consider the Source: The Mandate

Downed tree on the way to New Canaan Library, CT.

In the wake of the destruction wrought by Sandy, Marc Aronson emphasizes the importance of the Common Core standards as students and teachers discuss the link between the recent hurricane and climate change.

Video Sunday: Always comes too late, but Friday never hesitates

The chance to see M.T. Anderson speak at length on any topic should be celebrated in and of itself.  But to see him speak on the topic Wardrobes and Rabbit Holes: A Dark History of Children’s Literature (just this past November 7th) is the icing on the cake.  As you may remember I’ve a book […]