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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Autism Books

Thanks to a donation from Navigating Autism, a Wisconsin organization dedicated to assisting families affected by autism, I received 3 books (all paperback) that are not presently held in the MORE system.  IFLS Librarians:  If you would like these items for your collection, send me (langby @ ifls.lib.wi.us) a brief (2-sentence) story about something going on at your library this summer.  Pictures are highly encouraged.  I'll send the books to the first responders.

Here are the titles:

A Brief Guide to Autism Treatments by Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg and Becky L. Spritz (Jessica Kingsley, 2013)

A Friend Like Simon by Kate Gaynor, Illus. by Caitriona Sweeney (Special Stories Publishing, 2009)

What It Is to Be Me!  An Asperger Kid Book, by Angela Wine, Illus. by David Crary. (Fairdale Publishing, 2005)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Schneider Family Award Blog Tour

Schneider Family Book Award Seal
Kathie Schneider is a library advocate, retired psychologist from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, author, disability advocate, and dog enthusiast (to name only a few of her attributes!).  We are lucky to have her in our region.  Ten years ago, she used her inheritance to start a new award given yearly by the American Library Association. The Schneider Family Book Award honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

To celebrate the anniversary of the award, a group of bloggers is sponsoring a blog tour of posts about the award, discussing it in general or highlighting a favorite award-winner.  Take a look at these posts, and you'll maybe find some new blogs to follow, too!

July 6, 2014     Nerdy BookClub  

July 6, 2014     Kid Lit Frenzy  

July 7, 2014      NonfictionDetectives  

July 10, 2014    There’s a Book ForThat 

July 11, 2014    Kathie Comments    (Kathie Schneider's blog)

July 14, 2014    Librarian in CuteShoes 

July 15, 2014    The Late Bloomer’s BookBlog    (one of my favorites, includes an interview with Cynthia Lord)

July 16, 2014    Read, Write, and Reflect  

July 17, 2014    Read Now SleepLater  

July 18, 2014    Unleashing Readers  

July 20, 2014    Maria’s Mélange 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pepin Slide Show Highlights Early Literacy Practices

One of the photos (of a girl enjoying a book) that grace the Early Literacy slide show on Pepin's website
Christy from Pepin has been inspired to share information on her website about the 5 early literacy practices with a lovely slide show, illustrated with photos from her library.  Check out her friendly suggestions to read, talk, sing, play and write with young children!