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Readers Reference: The Thing About Bees

The Thing About Bees: a love letter by Shabazz Larkin Every once in a great while, when I am opening the mail, a book, an...

He will be missed: Lee Bennett Hopkins

Lee Bennett Hopkins died yesterday. Hopkins’ husband, Charles Egita, announced Lee's passing. My facebook and twitter feed blew up. I kept it together. I had...

Readers’ Reference: Merbaby’s Lullaby

Merbaby's Lullaby   Board books don't get a lot of love in the review media. Yet what could be more important to a child's development as...

Writing Boxes: Cover Reveal

Writing Boxes: The Reading/Writing Connection in Libraries   What? You wrote a book? "Every library, no matter how small or how large, including public, academic, and others,...

The 2020 Arbuthnot Lecture with Neil Gaiman

The Sacramento Public Library chosen as site for 2020 Arbuthnot Lecture Neil Gaiman will deliver the 2020 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture in Sacramento, California...

#ALAAC19: The Arbuthnot Site Announcement

Arbuthnot Site Announcement! The 2020 Arbuthnot Lecture with Neil Gaiman site announcement is at the ALSC Membership Meeting Monday, June 24 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Washington Convention...

Vera B. Williams on Video

Vera B. Williams I have been thinking about Vera B. Williams a lot lately. I have been rereading her books. I have been paging through...

ALA Annual 2019 Poetry Blast

ALA Poetry Blast! If you have never heard a poem spoken, it's like never hearing a song sung. --Ashley Bryan   If you are going to the American...
Faux Newspaper front page with a profile of a wolf's head blowing three pig's butt ends out of the photo frame on sepia toned aged paper

True Story of the 3 Little Pigs By A Wolf

Scieszka and Smith's Pig Book turns 30 Revisiting The Childhood Classic 'The True Story Of The 3 Little Pigs!' 30 Years Later From Forbes. Thank you...

Museum of the Moon @ The Bell

  Museum of the Moon May 21 - June 9 The Bell Museum’s Year of Apollo celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing...

The ABC of It: Things to think about

What can I do to provide Indigenous Content? Read, read, and read some more. Read books by and about American Indians. Read contemporary picture books...

The Line Tender by Kate Allen publishes today Voice There is something about reading a debut author and loving the book. It's as if you discovered...

The ABC of It: Things to Think About: Intellectual Freedom

What is a Banned Book? A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A...

The ABC of It: Whose Story is Being Told? Canceled

This Event Has Been Cancelled The ABC of It: Whose Story is Being Told? Save the Date, May 10th, noon The ABC of It: Whose Story is...

The ABC of It: Things to Think About: Dr. Suess

Theodor Geisel AKA Dr. Seuss In the words of Leonard S. Marcus "Theodor S. Geisel—known as Dr. Seuss to his legions of sticky-fingered young fans—was a...

The ABC of It: Things to Think About

What is The ABC of It? The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter is a physical exhibit at the Elmer L. Andersen Library. For...

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