Friday, March 28, 2014

Must Read Spring Titles by Kids Can Press!

Here is an overview of Kids Can Press' Spring releases...enjoy!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Movies R Fun!

A read aloud that is entertaining for YOU and the kids! (Not really...this is ABSOLUTELY not for kids.) Movies R Fun by Josh Cooley.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Welcome to Littlewing

Shotgun Lovesongs is a story of how close-knit friendships evolve between four friends in Little Wing. Author of Silver Linings Playbook, Matthew Quick said: "Nickolas Butler ripped my heart out with rare honesty and good old-fashioned unapologetic love."...WOW! Shotgun Lovesongs is the #1 pick on the Indie Next Great Reads List  and highly recommended by Shelf Awareness. This is one of my Dewey Picks this season. It's a fab read!

Monday, March 17, 2014

I Didn't Do My Homework Because...

Peter MacDougall, Director of National Accounts at Raincoast Books, takes a break from doing his "homework" by posing for a photo to celebrate Chronicle Books new kid's picture book I Didn't Do MyHomework Because... by Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud.
Today's Excuse- I didn't do my homework because... I gave my pencils to Robin Hood.View all of our I Didn't Do My Homework Because... photos here:

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Creative Process and Alcoholism

This is a great book review of The Trip to Echo Spring in the NYT written by Laing who has been chosen for the 2014 writer's residency at the British Library's Eccled centre for American Studies. It is a perceptive piece on renowned writers John Cheever, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Raymond Carver and their drinking habits. "There is much to learn from Laing's supple scholarship   and much to enjoy, too, in her obvious passion and engagement."

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

DK Contest

Great chance to win a 3-D library! You only have to sign up for the DK Newsletter! If you are already a subscriber, simply enter the contest. The deadline is March 14, 2014, 6pm EDT! Enter contest here

Marrying Libraries

Who knew that consolidating book shelves could be one of the biggest challenges in a marriage? Anne Fadiman's essay, Marrying Libraries, discusses that exact challenge! You can read the full piece here. Her book Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader  is a collection of essays that will resonate with anyone who takes pride in their book collection.  

Friday, March 7, 2014

New Owlkids Award

The Owlkids Award is an exciting new award by Owlkids and the Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study. Teachers and teacher-librarians who are using inquiry-based learning in their classrooms can apply for this award. The grand prize is a gift certificate of  $1500 to be used at a Canadian bookstore or a Canadian book wholesaler of the winner's choice! Two runners-up will receive a $250 gift certificate each! The deadline for the award is March 28th so spread the word for this awesome award! You only have to wait till early May for the winners to be announced!  Complete submissions information is available here.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Scalzi's Award-winning novel to become a TV series!

This article brings exciting news! The witty sci-fi novel, Redshirts, which won the 2013 Hugo Award, is being adapted into a TV series that will be aired on FX! One of the reasons to look forward to this TV show is the fact that Ken Kwapis who worked on “He’s Just Not That Into You”, “The Sisterhood of The Travelling Pants” and the finale of “The Office” will be working on the first episode. I am eagerly waiting to see the magic that Redshirts will create on screen!