Tuesday, January 29, 2013

 In honor of my Mo Willems presentation in class tonight, here is my favorite picture book of his (hard to choose just one, but here it is!):

Yesterday & Today's Faves...

Monday, January 28, 2013

"Libraries are, in a sense, tabernacles of personal freedom...
In difficult economic times, people need libraries more than ever"
~Caroline Kennedy
speaking at the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) Sunday in Seattle

Caldecott Honors...

All in my favorite picture books this year:

Five Caldecott Honor Books also were named:
"Creepy Carrots!" illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaron Reynolds and published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division;

"Extra Yarn," illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett and published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers;

"Green," illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger and published by Neal Porter Books, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press;

"One Cool Friend," illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group;

"Sleep Like a Tiger," illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Mary Logue and published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

Great work and congratulations!!

And the 75th Caldecott Medal goes to...

Jon Klassen! Woo hoo! For This Is Not My Hat, Candlewick Press. I could not be more excited! AND the Caldecott Honor for Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett. What an accomplishment, 2012 really was the year of Jon Klassen, so happy I had the chance to meet him at the Northeast Library!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Silences in Picture Books...

ALA Heaven!

Favorites from ALA:
The Dark
By Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon Klassen
Little, Brown
The Black Rabbit
By Phillipa Leathers
Candlewick Press
Flora and the Flamingo
By Molly Idle
Chronicle Books

Weekend Favorites...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

“All that I hope to say in books, all that I ever hope to say, is that I love the world.” 


“I admire anybody who has the guts to write anything at all.” 
~E.B. White

Today's Faves...