These are all the News & Announcements posted in January, 2012.
ALA Award Winners
The American Library Association Youth Media Awards were announced earlier this week, and the following titles received awards:
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:
A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book:
Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider
Robert F. Sibert Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children:
Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults for the best nonfiction book published for ages 12 to 18:
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery by Steve Sheinkin
Read the ALA press release for a complete list of award and honor books.
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Staff Reading Pick
Here is another reading pick from the Logan Library Staff.
Book: Dead End in Norvelt
by Jack Gantos
Recommended by: Lois, Associate Librarian
Do you need a good laugh? Come with Jack Gantos to Norvelt, PA for a memorable summer in 1962 when he is grounded for accidentally firing a live bullet from his dad's Japanese sniper rifle (among other things). The only time 12-year-old Jack is allowed to leave home is to help Mrs. Volker--an elderly neighbor and the town medical examiner--compose obituaries for the local paper. (Jack actually gets out a lot, since all the old ladies in town start dying mysteriously.) If you appreciate the weird, the gross and the wacky--this book is for you!
Want more reading suggestions? View previous staff picks.
Posted By Logan Library at 9:10 AM / Category:Staff Picks
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