YALSA's Teens' Top Ten! How cool is that? Remember you can also encourage kids to participate in online discussion and rate the nominees on the ratearead.org site, too!
Friday, September 16, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
The Play and Learn area of the LE Phillips Memorial Public Library is big, beautiful, and super fun. It might seem implausible that a small library could do any of the cool things they are doing in such a lovely big space, but many of their offerings would work really well in a small space with limited resources.
Case in point? Alisha sent me some great photos of their Alphabet Road Trip--letters that look like roads, complete with matchbox cars for driving on them. She even said that if you want to contact her (alishagreen @ eauclaire.lib.wi.us) she is happy to share the PDF of the letters with you. Cool beans!
The same day, I got a message from Jill about a newscast the youth services staff did to promote their new play and learn activities. Fun? Definitely fun.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
|Image from Pixabay|
Christian Robbins, the illustrator of Newbery winner Last Stop on Market Street, gave a Brief but Spectacular talk for PBS about making illustrations for children's materials. Really, it is about 2 minutes long and it will make your day better.
Raina Telegmeier, the author/illustrator of graphic novels Smile, Drama, Sisters, and the brand new Ghosts, is going to be in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota's Cowles Auditorium at 6:30 pm on September 19, giving a talk and a book signing. More investment of time, but pretty exciting! Free, but registration is requested.
The Chippewa Valley Book Festival is coming up, too. Lots of inspiring authors for adults and children!
Finally, don't miss your chance to see Bill Konigsburg, author of Openly Straight and The Porcupine of Truth. He'll be at the YSS Luncheon at the WLA Conference on October 26. And then we'll have a chance to discuss his books and his talk at an informal setting in the evening. Our own Ashley Bieber (LEPMPL) was the brilliant person who coordinated this visit. How cool is that?