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New Books in Our Children’s Collection
The Fanastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Publishers Weekly 05/07/2012
This is a story that follows a dreamy bibliophile named Morris Lessmore, who loses his cherished book collection to a cataclysmic storm that’s half Katrina (Joyce is from Louisiana) and half Wizard of Oz. After meeting a “lovely lady… being pulled along by a festive squadron of flying books, ” Morris finds an abandoned library whose books are alive and whose covers beat like the wings of birds. They flutter around him protectively, watch as he starts writing again, and care for him as he ages: “They read themselves to him each night.” Underneath this book-about-books, there’s a deeper story of love, loss, and healing, one that will be appreciated as much (if not more) by adults as by children. Ages 4 8. (June) Copyright 2012 Reed Business Information.
The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot
Ben has so often tried to convince people he has seen Bigfoot that when a real sasquatch arrives and borrows his bicycle, no one comes to see if Ben is telling the truth. Full color. A classic tale with a timeless message gets a hugely hilarious twist.He’s big. He’s funny. He’s not real. “Or IS he?” This clever twist on “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” is told from the point of view of an unexpected narrator and, through snappy text and lighthearted illustrations, demonstrates the value of telling the truth, the importance of establishing trust, and (of course!) the possibility that a beast you created to get attention can become a real-life friend.
Bunnies on Ice
When you’re a champion ice-skater, you have to wait for the conditions to be just right. You have to wait through spring. You have to wait through summer. You have to wait through autumn until . . . Finally, as the snow begins to fall, you can show the world just how good you really are! From the author/illustrator of “The Secret Circus” and “Bandits “comes one very self-assured young rabbit’s first-hand account of the trials and tribulations of being a skating star, with illustrations that will melt your heart on even the coldest winter day.
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The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Children’s Notable Lists http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/notalists
Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books, recordings, and videos. Use the links below or on the menu at the left to access current and past children’s notable lists, learn about the submission process, and access the current selection committee rosters.