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New York Public Library releases the 2013 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing List


Happiness is a new list. For 102 years, NYPL has consistently been producing the same list highlighting some of the best books for kids in a given year.  Now we’re pleased to announce our 2013 list and all the myriad titles it holds.  Admit it.  This is one of the most gorgeous covers on a […]

Press Release Fun: The 2014 National Latino Children’s Literature Conference


This was, quite simply, too cool not to promote in some way.  It’s precisely touching on a topic we’ve all been discussing for a while.  I would kill to go: The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies is pleased to announce the 2014 National Latino Children’s Literature Conference to be held in […]

Review of the Day: Written in Stone by Rosanne Parry


Written in Stone By Rosanne Parry Random House $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-375-86971-6 Ages 9-12 On shelves now Finding books of historical fiction for kids about Native Americans is an oddly limited proposition. Basically, it boils down to Pilgrims, the Trail of Tears, the occasional 1900s storyline (thank God for Louise Erdrich), and . . . yeah, […]

Backing the matter


Now that we’re all back at work (though, naturally, there are a LOT of librarians out there who had to work the day before and after Thanksgiving, and so a hat tip to them) we have time to ruminate on matters that are aided and abetted by ample time.  Finding myself awash in 2014 materials […]