Message from our President Melissa Morwood: After much discussion, the ACL Board has decided it would be too difficult to try to hold a December meeting in the next few weeks, so we will next [continue reading]
Eggers, Dave. Her Right Foot. Shawn Harris, Illus. Non-fiction. Chronicle, 09/2017. 104pp. $19.99. 978-1-4521-6281-2. OUTSTANDING. GRADES K-3. Full of random trivia, Eggers (This Bridge Will Not Be Gray, McSweeney, 2015) maintains the same flip tone [continue reading]
The ACL meeting scheduled for Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 has been cancelled due to the strike by Oakland employees (including library staff), and closure of the library. Even though an alternate venue was available, the [continue reading]
Lockhart, E. Genuine Fraud. Fiction. Delacorte, 09/2017. 272pp. $18.99, 978-0-385-74477-5. PLB $21.99, 978-0-375-99184-4. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 9-12. Jule West Williams is the enigma at the heart of this riveting thriller which opens with the police tracking [continue reading]
Food for Babies Storytimes for babies and toddlers offer an opportunity to model great read-aloud techniques for parents, and gives them the confidence to read to their children every day. A baby-toddler storytime can be [continue reading]
Outer Space (revised) A storytime on Outer Space is a wonderful opportunity to include some simple science in your storytime. Make these easy Sun paper plate crafts. Also see our previous version of an Outer [continue reading]
Lee, Suzy. Lines. Suzy Lee, Illus. Picture Book. Chronicle, 09/2017. 34pp. $17.99. 978-1-4521-5665-1. OUTSTANDING. GRADES PRE-2. In this transcendent wordless picture book, Korean book artist Suzy Lee considers the parallel challenges and pleasures of drawing [continue reading]
School Library Journal Announces “Best Books of 2017:” School Library Journal’s annual list of Best Books has been announced, naming 71 books for children and teens. For the list, go to: www.slj.com/bestof2017/ .