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National Book Award Finalists Announced:
Reading While White Blog:
Nina Lindsay stated, "We at Reading While White believe that it is imperative that White people take on the task of educating themselves about race, racism, and Whiteness, rather than always rely on people of color to do the educating. That's what we hope to accomplish with this blog."
Novel-Ties Videos Offered by Multnomah County Library:
Multnomah County Library School Corps librarians wanted to share these videos, in hopes they will be useful in serving schools, educators and library workers.
Cathy Camper, a School Corps librarian, sent this message: "Novel-ties videos will introduce fiction for 4th-8th grade students that was published in late 2014 and early 2015. We've chosen titles specifically for their discuss-ability, and most titles received multiple starred reviews. We've included discussion/extension ideas and related websites for each. These videos work best on computers and laptops; some features will not work on tablets or mobile devices. "
Bridge To Reading 2016 Award Nominees Announced:
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BookPALS, which stands for Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools, is a project of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. It is their "signature children's literacy program," with the goal of developing the love of reading in children and to promote the art of storytelling.
Professional actors and performers volunteer their time to this free program, reading at schools, hospitals, libraries, and social service agencies. The Screen Actors Guild Foundation operates BookPALs branches in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New England, New York, Florida, and Arizona. In the Bay Area, BookPALS has over 150 volunteers reading at various sites, including Children's Fairyland in Oakland and at Read Across America events for Dr. Seuss's birthday. They partnered with the San Francisco Public Library to organize and participate in the Dia de los Ninos, Dia del los Libros.
Many librarians know of the Screen Actors Guild's website Storyline Online, www.storylineonline.net
The Bay Area BookPALS would like to expand their efforts to include more libraries in Oakland, Fremont, San Jose, and nearby areas. Their program coordinator Stephanie Tang did an interview by email to give librarians more information on how to partner with BookPALS:
Penny Peck, San Jose State Univ. iSchool
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As their older siblings go back to school, many babies and toddlers (and their caregivers) will be going back to the library for their own reading selections. In this month's column, we will look at some of the new board books featuring favorite characters, and those adapted from picture books. Next month, we will feature board book series. Let's look at what's new in board books:
BOARD BOOKS - Individual Board Books
Tripp, Analisa. A is for Acorn: A California Indian ABC. Illus by Lyn Risling. Heydey Books, 2015. 28p. $9.99. ISBN 978-1-59714-316-5.
It will also work with 3rd and 4th grade classes studying local and California history; students can look up each item, such as yucca, and discover why it is important to a particular tribe. The author and illustrator are both Karuk tribe members with extensive personal and educational experiences with the cultures of California Indians.
Ajmera, Maya. Global Baby Bedtimes. Charlesbridge, 2015. 18p. $6.95. ISBN 978-1-58089-708-2.
Aardman Animations Ltd. Shaun the Sheep Movie: Timmy in the City. Candlewick, 2015. 22p. $7.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-7875-3.
BOARD BOOKS - Holiday Titles
Patricelli, Leslie. Boo! Candlewick, 2015. 28p. $6.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6320-9.
Laden, Nina. Peek-a-BOO! Chronicle, 2015. 20p. $6.99. ISBN 978-1-4521-3396-6.
Newman, Tracy. Hanukkah Is Coming! Illus. by Viviana Garofoli. Kar-Ben, 2015. 12p. $5.99. ISBN 978-1-4677-5241-1.
Night & Day Studios. Peekaboo Presents Illus. by Corey Lunn. Candlewick, 2015. 20p. $7.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-7567-7.
Readers can benefit from the repeated pattern of the text, and the book also demonstrates the names for colors. As a board book, this works very well if you need something with a Christmas theme, and works independently from the app. Readers can also go to the Night & Day Studios website to play a related game.
BOARD BOOKS - Adapted from Picture Books
Opie, Iona, ed. Snuggle Up with Mother Goose Illus. by Rosemary Wells. Candlewick, 1996/1999/2015. 24p. $8.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-7867-8.
Browne, Anthony. One Gorilla: A Counting BookCandlewick, 2012/2015. 24p. $7.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-7915-6.
Waddell, Martin. Owl BabiesIllus. by Patrick Benson. Candlewick, 1992/2015. 22p. $6.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-7961-3.
Haughton, Chris. Shh! We Have a Plan Candlewick, 2014/2015. 40p. $8.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-7977-4.
Carle, Eric, and Friends. What's Your Favorite Animal?Holt, 2014/2015. 28p. $8.99. ISBN 978-1-62779-303-2.
Sutton, Sally. Construction Illus. by Brian Lovelock. Candlewick. 22p. 2014/2015. $6.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-7975-0.
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Submitted by : Penny Peck
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