Outstanding Books of the Month – January 2022 Each month we post an annotated bibliography of books that were rated ‘Outstanding’ at our previous meeting and nominated for our year-end Distinguished List. Members can [continue reading]
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia Behar, Ruth. Lucky Broken Girl. Cline-Ransome, Lesa. Being Clem. Jackson, Linda Williams. Midnight Without a Moon. Jackson, Linda Williams. Sky Full of Stars. Kadohata, Cynthia. Weedflower. Magoon, Kekla. [continue reading]
Author/Illustrator Steve Jenkins Dies: Steve Jenkins, known for his cut paper collage artwork, has died at age 69. In 2004, he received a Caldecott Honor for What Do You Do With a Tale Like This? [continue reading]
Westergaard, Azadeh. Life Electric, A: The Story of Nikola Tesla. Júlia Sardà, Illus. Biography. Viking, 07/2021. 40pp. $23.99. 978-0-593-11460-5. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 2-5. This well-researched picture book biography explores the fascinating life of prolific inventor Nikola [continue reading]
SLJ Celebrates Authors Who Died in 2021: School Library Journal has a nice article on children’s book creators who died in 2021: In Memorium: Remembering Those Lost in 2021 – A Fuse #8 Production (slj.com).
ACL Meeting Friday, January 14, 2022: Just a quick reminder for our Bay Area members! Please join us for our ACL Meeting on Friday, January 14, 2022, from 9:30am-Noon over Zoom. The Zoom link will [continue reading]
Linked by Gordon Korman Alexander, Kwame. The Crossover. Anderson, John David. Posted. Buyea, Rob. The Perfect Score. Faruqi, Saadia. Yusef Azeem Is Not a Hero. Khan, Hena. Amina’s Voice. Levy, Dana Alison. It Wasn’t [continue reading]
Salerni, Diane K. Jadie in Five Dimensions. Fiction. Holiday House, 10/2021. 288pp. $17.99. 978-0-8234-4909-5. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 5-8. Jadie has a lot that sets her apart from other 13-year-old Kansians: soccer skills, grades, a distinctive birthmark. [continue reading]