May 27, 2018

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On immersive technologies and the library: a visit with author Jamie Donally

Imagine the possibilities. of immersive virtual field trips–a walk through the solar system, the experience of a tornado, a tour around a refugee camp of a science lab with the opportunity to fully explore, rotate and dissect a 3D model of the human body. of your students designing their own 360-degree, interactive, immersive stories with augmented […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘The Little Book of Knowledge: Sharks’

IDW has been publishing a series of French imports titled The Little Book of Knowledge, and unlike the similar books you may have read as a child, they cover a wide range of topics, from tattoos to New Hollywood. Their latest one, though, is about sharks, and it is (the publisher assures me) “perfect for […]

Sunday Reflections: Where are the children?

When she was two, The Teen and I were shopping at Sears when Things 2 suddenly disappeared. In a panic, I began running around the store calling for her. Each moment that she was missing the intensity of my panic increased. I ran. I screamed. I shouted. I searched. Soon, recognizing my distress, others joined […]

Preview: Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #289

The brand-new lead story of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #289 is ripped straight from… the Brady Bunch? Archie decides his room is too small so he moves to the attic—but the catch is he has to fix it up himself. Expect some classic Archie laffs! This digest is scheduled to go on sale on May […]

Books on Film: Watch the Christopher Robin Trailer

The trailer for the upcoming Winnie the Pooh movie Christopher Robin is out. At the very least it will be interesting to see how the characters will translate into the real life setting.

Trivia time!

Bon vivant Jack Gantos will again host Children’s Books Boston’s annual trivia night, this year on Monday, June 11, 6:00-9:00PM at the Brahmin, 33 Stanhope St (off Clarendon near Back Bay Station). Fifteen bucks cash only at the door, RSVP here by June 4th.

This Week’s Comics: Celebrate with Ice Cream

It’s a short list moving into the long weekend, but there are still some good titles to highlight. Archie Comic Publications is “ready” to play with issue #5 of Cosmo. Boom! Studios plays with time in Adventure Time Beginning Of The End #1 while Yen Press drops another W.I.T.C.H three part story, A Crisis on […]

Friday Finds: May 25, 2018

This Week at TLT Book Review: All Summer Long by Hope Larson Summer Reading Chaos: How do we balance the needs of our community with those of our staff? #ReadForChange: Get Really Real with Lilliam Rivera’s The Education of Margot Sanchez, a guest post by Marie Marquardt DNA Profiling Program Recap by Michelle Biwer Sunday Reflections: This […]

The Children’s Literature Community Reacts to the Passing of Richard Peck

I met Richard Peck once – in a signing line. I’m usually pretty quiet while getting a book signed. I always think “There are so many people here and I don’t want to hold things up, I’ll just get my book signed and be on my way.” But when I got to the front of […]

I Love You, a Bushel and a Peck: Remembering Richard

As you may have heard, yesterday the great Newbery Award winning author Richard Peck died. Many of us were shocked and saddened by the news. When one hears of the death of a great writer, you begin to cast your mind back. What was the first Richard Peck book you ever read? When did you […]

I Love You, a Bushel and a Peck: Remembering Richard

As you may have heard, yesterday the great Newbery Award winning author Richard Peck died. Many of us were shocked and saddened by the news. When one hears of the death of a great writer, you begin to cast your mind back. What was the first Richard Peck book you ever read? When did you […]

The Best Man

I was very sad to get the news that Richard Peck died late last night after a long illness which, goodness did he battle! He spent his last year doing everything he loved the best, almost all of which involved great feats of travel. Horn Book articles by and about this inimitable writer (I think […]

Book Review: All Summer Long by Hope Larson

Publisher’s description A coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel about summer and friendships, written and illustrated by the Eisner Award–winning and New York Times–bestselling Hope Larson. Thirteen-year-old Bina has a long summer ahead of her. She and her best friend, Austin, usually do everything together, but he’s off to soccer camp for a month, and he’s been acting […]

WalkWoke: an iOS app for your student activists (and a media literacy opp)

Your student activists are going to love WalkWoke.The iPhone app allows for the creative of impactful political posters to print, publish or share with meme-style ease.The app was launched in January by Tangelo, a venture studio and an innovation lab with a diverse team–built and founded by immigrant women. Posters were selected for their powerful and empathetic artwork drawn by real […]

Summer Reading Chaos: How do we balance the needs of our community with those of our staff?

As my teens are counting down the days left in the school year, I find myself counting down the days until summer reading begin, but with very mixed emotions. This is my 25th year as a YA librarian, which means that it is the 25th summer reading program that I have planned. I have worked […]

Review: ‘The Dangerous Journey’

The Dangerous Journey Writer/artist: Tove Jansson Drawn and Quarterly; $16.95 The latest of Tove Jansson’s works to be republished in North America by Drawn and Quarterly is also the beloved artist’s last. Originally published in 1977, Jansson’s final picture book The Dangerous Journey is a particularly interesting last work, as it can now be read—whether […]

The Yarn LIVE at ALA!

Travis: We’re looking forward to this:

The Yarn is going LIVE in New Orleans for ALA Annual. If you’ll be there, we’d love to see you.

Review of the Day: Seeing Into Tomorrow by Richard Wright and Nina Crews

Seeing Into Tomorrow Haiku by Richard Wright Biography and illustrations by Nina Crews Millbrook Press (a division of Lerner) $19.99 ISBN: 978-1-5124-1865-1 Ages 6-10 On shelves now I hate that phrase, “A picture’s worth a thousand words”. It’s trite. Simplistic. And horrendously true. Pictures have power. Take the story that’s been handed to us about […]

On that video about non-book reading

A few days back I kinda jumped on a social media bandwagon reposting the Jimmy Kimmel video, Can you name a book? I cringed when I watched that video. And I had an icky feeling when I hit the Tweet button. But I did it anyway. Kimmel referred to a Pew survey released in March that explored […]

Global Literature to Teach Global Understanding

Global Literature To Teach Global Understanding This spring, several new books that foster global understanding for childhood audiences have been released that are written and illustrated by international authors and illustrators. While these works of global literature certainly stand on their own, collectively they offer classrooms an opportunity for students to grow deeper understandings of […]