Author Phyllis Krasilovsky Dies at Age 87: Phyllis Krasilovsky died on Feb. 26, 2014 at age 87. Her many picture books include The Man Who Didn’t Wash His Dishes (Doubleday, 1953) and The Cow Who Fell in the Canal (1957). www.nytimes.com/2014/03/02/books/phyllis-krasilovsky-dies-at-87-wrote-childrens-books.html?hpw&rref=books&_r=0
Poet Michio Mado Dies at Age 104: Poet Michio Mado has died at age 104. In 1994, he became the first Japanese writer to be awarded the Hans Christian Andersen award. In the U.S., his best-known children’s book is The Magic Pocket: Selected Poems (McElderry, 1998). http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001076542
New ACL BayNews Posted: The February 2014 issue of BayNews (the newsletter for the Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California) is now available on our website: http://www.bayviews.org/baynews.html . You will find information on the recent children’s book awards, a Do-It-Yourself Science Program description, read-alikes relating to the summer reading themes, and other stories. Three new Storytime outlines have also been posted, continuing our topics for the upcoming 2014 summer reading themes “Paws to Read,” and “Fizz Boom Read!” Thanks!