Archive for January, 2011
Did you hear who the winners are? The Newbery and Caldecott Winners, that is!
The Newbery Medal went to Moon Over Manifest written by Clare Vanderpool. The Newbery Honor Books are Turtle in Paradise written by Jennifer L. Holm, Heart of a Samurai written by Margi Preus, Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night written by Joyce Sidman, and One Crazy Summer written by Rita Williams-Garcia.
The Caldecott Medal went to A Sick Day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead and written by Philip C. Stead. The Caldecott Honor Books are Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave illustrated by Bryan Collier and written by Laban Carrick Hill, and Interrupting Chicken illustrated and written by David Ezra Stein.
For a list of the other 2011 Award Winners from the ALA/ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children), check here!
Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Find out more about this incredible man at the library!
Here are some of the books we have on MLK. Also check out the Biography Resource Center (located on the Kids’ Room Homework Help page) for more articles, videos, and speeches. This is a great resource!
If you could live in any children’s book, which one would you choose?
If you could be friends with any children’s literature character, who would it be?
If you could meet any children’s book author, who would it be? What would you talk about?
National Pet Poetry Contest
Check out the Kids’ Room homepage for a link to the National Pet Poetry Contest sponsored by PAL (Pets Add Life).
What a delightful pairBink and Gollie are! Dear friends with differing tastes, the two share some wonderful times and adventures.