Hesse, Karen. Night Job. G. Brian Karas, Illus. Picture Book. Candlewick, 09/2018. pp. $16.99. 978-0-7636-6238-7. OUTSTANDING. GRADES K-2. A young son joins his father for an overnight shift at his school custodian job. This story [continue reading]
We Need Diverse Books Names 2019 Walter Award Winners: The 2019 Walter Dean Myers Awards for Outstanding Children’s Literature, which is administered by We Need Diverse Books, named its winners: 2019 Walter Award, Teen Category: [continue reading]
San Jose Public Library Graphic Novel Making Contest Summer 2018 The San Jose Public Library was most appreciative to be chosen as a recipient of the 2018 ACL mini grant program. This grant was used [continue reading]
Booklist Announces 2018 Editors’ Choice – Books for Youth: Booklist magazine has posted its list of 2018 Books for Youth: www.booklistonline.com/Booklist-Editors-Choice-Books-for-Youth-2018/pid=9713597. See which ones you have in your library.
Sandler, Martin W. Apollo 8: The Mission That Changed Everything. Non-fiction. Candlewick, 09/2018. 160pp. $24.99. 978-0-7636-9489-0. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 6-12. Without the advancements tested during the Apollo 8 mission, the Apollo 11 success of putting a [continue reading]
John Burningham Dies: British author/illustrator John Burningham dies at age 82 on January 4, 2019. The two-time Kate Greenaway medal winner created more than 60 books, including Mr. Gumpy’s Outing (1970), Come Away from the [continue reading]
Each month we post an annotated bibliography of books that were rated ‘Outstanding’ and nominated for our Distinguished List at our previous month’s meeting. Members can see full reviews of these books and many more [continue reading]