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Moonbird by Phillip Hoose is the true story of a banded shorebird that has traveled the distance equivalent to a trip to the moon and halfway back in his lifetime. The band on his leg reads B95 and that is how he is identified. Each February he travels with his flock from the bottom of Argentina to breeding grounds in the Arctic approximately 9000 miles. How do scientists track B95 and other red knot birds? What is being done to protect the dwindling numbers of this species? What can you do to help out? This is an award winning title now available on CD.
The American Library Association has announced the winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. The Newbery Medal is given to the author of a book that is determined to be the most distinguished book for children published in the previous year. This winning novel is the tale of a gorilla named Ivan who has lived in a circus-like atmosphere in a mall for many years. When a young elephant is brought to live in the mall, Ivan decides that it should have a different and better life. Check out this new addition to the Newbery winners or view award winners from previous years in a display in the Youth Services Department through the month of February.
Last Friday, young readers celebrated the 2012 Caldecott Medal winner, This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen, at the Show Me The Winner program. See their read aloud video of the book here.
Our Mock Newbery Discussion group chose Wonder by R.J. Palacio as this year's award winner. Over the last seven months, participants in grades 4-7 read books that had received starred reviews from professional journals. They joined us each month to discuss the books. After much excitement over many of the titles, Wonder was chosen as their favorite. The real Newbery Award will be announced by the American Library Association on Monday January 28th. Stay tuned!
Our Mad Scientists had a great time creating skyscrapers from limited supplies and testing two different types of catapults. See more photos on our Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/UIHSYw
Our stuffed animal friends had a great time at their sleepover this past Friday. A big thank you to our teen volunteers Ilana, Katie, and Ellie for leading all the sleepover activities. See all the fun on our Flickr page.
Join us to discuss a book that could possibly win the American Library Association's Newbery Award for distinguished literature. In Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage, eleven-year-old Mo LoBeau who washed ashore as an infant in a tiny town in North Carolina searches for answers when her adopted parent is implicated in a murder.
Register for the discussion at the Youth Services Desk and pick up a copy of the book to read. Discussion is on Wednesday January 23rd at 7 pm. Open to students in grades 4-7.
The seventh book in the Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney will be released on Tuesday November 13th. The Third Wheel is filled with Greg Hefley's humorous diary entries and drawings. You will learn a little about life before Greg was born and later about how a Valentine Dance creates unusual problems for him. Call the library to see if a copy is available. If all copies are checked out place your name on a holds list and the library will call or email when a copy of the book becomes available.
The Apprentices of the Book Empire Collection is now available for checkout. Read stories written and illustrated by the twelve participants of the first Apprentices of the Book Empire young authors and illustrators program. The five week program, for grades 2-5, began in September. Each Apprentice wrote their own story, illustrated another Apprentice's story, and the Library published the stories for all to enjoy. This collection is not to be missed. Find the Apprentice Collection on the 2nd floor in Youth Services, above the picture books.