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The 2014 Children’s Book Week Poster designed by Robin Preiss Glasser commemorates the 95th annual celebration of Children’s Book Week – May 12-18, 2014.


Be sure to print the 2014 CBW bookmark designed by Steve Jenkins.



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BOBSLJ has announced the contender books for the next Battle of the Books beginning March 10. http://blogs.slj.com/battleofthebooks/
alscALSC will begin discussing the possible titles for the 2014 Notable Children’s Books on January 24 at ALA Midwinter. Check the following titles up for discussion. http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2014/01/notable-childrens-books-2014-discussion-list/
dbwRecently at the Digital Book World Conference & Expo in New York City hosted by LeVar Burton, the winners of the Digital Book Awards were announced.
Winners included:
Ebook Flowable – Children
Can You Survive the Titanic?: An Interactive Survival Adventure by Allison Lassieur, Capstone Press
Ebook Fixed Format/Enhanced – Children
The Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson, Annick Press Ltd.
teenreadsTeenreads.com, in association with the Children’s Book Council (CBC) and Every Child a Reader (ECAR), has posted a voting page giving you the opportunity to select your five favorite books of 2013. The five titles with the most votes will be in contention for the CBC’s 2013 Teen Choice Book of the Year. http://www.teenreads.com/features/teen-choice-book-of-the-year/nominate-your-favorite-books-of-2013
3dIt’s here….the first 3-D printed book cover.

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Finalists for the 2013 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature were announced this morning.

How many have you read?

National Book Awarad

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Watsons Go to BirminghamA movie based on the book The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis premieres Sept. 20, 2013 at 8PM/ET on the Hallmark Channel.

This wonderful middle-grade novel is narrated by Kenny, 9, about his middle-class black family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. When Kenny’s 13-year-old brother, Byron, gets to be too much trouble, they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. And they happen to be in Birmingham when Grandma’s church is blown up. (Publisher’s description)

The Huffington Post has a trailer of the movie.

Prepare your students with the following teaching resources from the Linda’s Links to Literature database.

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Through the end of June, Kohl’s will offer Deborah Diesen books, The Pout-Pout Fish and The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark, along with coordinating plush toys.
Take a look at this latest offer for just $5 each.

Need some links to activities and lesson plans? These are example of some links from our database.


pout_pout fish

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SLJ Battle of the Books 2013

It’s that time again for the School Library Journal Battle of the Books 2013.
The battle begins on March 12.

This is the list of book contenders. How many have you already read?

Bomb by Steve Sheinken (Macmillan)

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Hyperion)

Endangered by Eliot Schrefer (Scholastic)

Fault in Our Stars, The by John Green (Penguin)

Jepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh (Hyperion)

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead (Random House)

Moonbird by Philip Hoose (Macmillan)

No Crystal Stair by Vauda Micheaux Nelson (Lerner)

One and Only Ivan, The by Katherine Applegate (Harper Collins)

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Random House)

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz (Candlewick)

Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin (Little Brown)

Temple Grandin by Sy Montgomery (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage (Penguin)

Titanic by Deborah Hopkinson (Scholastic)

Wonder by R. J. Palacio (Random House)

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