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Under the Mesquite, by Guadalupe Garcia McCall, published by Lee and Low Books Inc.In “Under the Mesquite,” Garcia McCall, writing in emotionally riveting free verse, gracefully manages...
Just announced....the 2013 winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal for illustration in children's books!The 2013 Caldecott Medal winner is This Is Not My Hat, written and illustrated by Jon...
You may not be aware of the Pura Belpre Awards in literature but they're definitely worth seeing.  Pura Belpre was the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The award is...
John Bellairs wrote his most popular series of gothic children’s mysteries while living in Massachusetts.  Bellairs was born and grew up in Michigan which he used as the setting for his...
More picture books from 2012 that are worth a read! What do children, potatoes and flamingos have in common-----try I'm Bored to find out:         ...
Each year the New York Times comes up with a list of notable children's picture books. The 2012 picks feature an assortment of dragons, curious children and fish ---a cast of characters that...
Happy New Year to each and every one of our wonderful patrons.  May 2013 bring peace and happiness to you all!Terry and Nicole
"I am a storyteller at heart.  So each project begins with the question, 'Is this story worth telling? Is the manuscript an interesting read? Is it surprising and challenging? Will I,...
What are these snowy friends up to when we aren't watching?  Here are some books that might give us some hints.......           ...
Leave room for the pie this Thanksgiving! Here are some books about pumpkin pie to share: