Friday, May 15, 2015

Electric City Comic Con: A Comic Book Convention





If you love comic books, here's an event you don't want to miss!


Electric City Comic Con | Children's Book Council











Could be loads of fun...check it out!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Children’s Choice Book Awards 2015

Here are the winners!:


Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER!
by Jeff Cohen
Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER!
Illustrated by: Elanna Allen
Ages 4-8
Meet Eva and Sadie, two sisters with big personalities! When . . . more
Duck, Duck, Moose!
by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Duck, Duck, Moose!
Illustrated by: Noah Z. Jones
Ages 3-5
Duck and Duck are preparing for a party, and each . . . more
Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance
by Birgitta Sif
Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance
Illustrated by: Birgitta Sif
Ages 4-8
Frances Dean loves to dance. She feels the wind and . . . more
How to Babysit a Grandma
by Jean Reagan
How to Babysit a Grandma
Illustrated by: Lee Wildish
Ages 5-8
When you babysit a grandma, if you’re lucky . . . . . more
A Pet for Fly Guy
by Tedd Arnold
A Pet for Fly Guy
Illustrated by: Tedd Arnold
Ages 4-8
What is the right pet for Fly Guy? In the . . . more
Kali’s Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue
by Jennifer Keats Curtis
Kali’s Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue
Illustrated by: John Gomes
Ages 4-8
Follow the rescue of orphaned polar bear Kali (pronounced Cully) . . . more
Claude at the Beach
by Alex T. Smith
Claude at the Beach
Illustrated by: Alex T. Smith
Ages 7-9
Claude is no ordinary dog – he leads an extraordinary . . . more
The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza
by James Kochalka
The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza
Illustrated by: James Kochalka
Ages 5-9
A hilariously wacky science fiction adventure for younger readers. The . . . more
Happy Birthday, Babymouse
by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Happy Birthday, Babymouse
Illustrated by: Matthew Holm
Ages 7-10
New York Times bestselling, three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Jennifer Holm . . . more
Sisters
by Raina Telgemeier
Sisters
Illustrated by: Raina Telgemeier
Ages 8-12
The companion to Raina Telgemeier’s #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling . . . more
The Dumbest Idea Ever!
by Jimmy Gownley
The Dumbest Idea Ever!
Illustrated by: Jimmy Gownley
Ages 10-14
Jimmy Gownley’s graphic novel memoir about the “dumb” idea that . . . more
Ice Dogs
by Terry Lynn Johnson
Ice Dogs
Ages 10-16
A middle-grade novel of high adventure set in Alaska about . . . more
Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods
by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods
Illustrated by: John Rocco
Ages 9-12
A publisher in New York asked me to write down . . . more
The Return of Zita the Space Girl
by Ben Hatke
The Return of Zita the Space Girl
Illustrated by: Ben Hatke
Ages 8-12
The final adventure! Zita the Spacegirl is back and the . . . more
Temple Run: Race Through Time to Unlock Secrets of Ancient Worlds
by Tracey West
Temple Run: Race Through Time to Unlock Secrets of Ancient Worlds
Ages 8-12
Get ready to run for your life! You come across . . . more

Monday, May 4, 2015

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10 Cover Revealed!



Are you excited?
Read on for more......

Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams, has revealed the new cover for the 10th installment of Kinney’s Wimpy Kid series,Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School. During a live webcast with more than 500,000 worldwide viewers, Kinney showed the new cover for the book, which releases November 3 in a worldwide on-sale date across 16 countries.


The book follows protagonist Greg Heffley on a week long field trip to a farm, where he navigates the age gap between the kids and their chaperones. For Kinney, the bold black cover takes the series in a different direction: “For the 10th book, I wanted to bring things back to basics, and nothing says ‘Old School’ for a cartoonist more than black, the color of ink,” he said in a release.
To support the global release event, which Abrams hopes will make this “the biggest book and book event of the year, not just in North America but around the world,” said Michael Jacobs, president and CEO of Abrams, Kinney will head out on an around-the-world tour, a first for the series.

The Art of Uri Shulevitz at the Eric Carle Museum

DATE: Mar 14, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015 
LOCATION: Amherst, MA
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will present ‘Tall Tales and Short Tales: The Art of Uri Shulevitz,’ a retrospective of the Caldecott award-winning artist’s work. In celebration of Shulevitz’s 80th birthday, the exhibit will feature approximately 90 works, including original images from his 1969 book Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, for which he won the Caldecott Medal.

Shulevitz was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1935. He was only four years old when WWII drove his Jewish family into an eight-year exile, traveling through Europe before arriving in Paris in 1947. Even throughout the trials of wartime, Shulevitz continued to explore his artistic passion. His family later settled in Israel, where – at just fifteen years old – Shulevitz had his art displayed at the Tel Aviv Museum. He then moved to New York City, where he studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and began work as an illustrator. He is known for his versatility in a wide range of media.

Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland


Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland


June 26 through October 11, 2015
This exhibition will bring to light the curious history of Wonderland, presenting an engaging account of the genesis, publication, and enduring appeal of Lewis Carroll's classic tale, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
For the first time in three decades, the original manuscript will travel from the British Library in London to New York, where it will be joined by original drawings and letters, rare editions, vintage photographs, and fascinating objects—many never before exhibited.
The enchanting tale of Wonderland was first told “one golden afternoon” to Alice Liddell and her two sisters. Delighted by the fantastic world of logic and nonsense inhabited by rabbits in waistcoats and playing card gardeners, Alice begged for a written copy of her namesake's adventures under ground. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll) painstakingly wrote out the story, illustrating the original manuscript with his own pen and ink drawings.
Revised and radically expanded, it appeared in 1865 as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with the iconic illustrations of Sir John Tenniel. But Tenniel was dissatisfied with the printing quality, and the edition was suppressed almost immediately. Now, only twenty-two or twenty-three copies of the first edition are known to survive. It was quickly republished, and Tenniel's brilliant drawings (markedly different from Carroll's own) and their relationship to the text contributed to the initial and enduring success of the book.
From here, the ethos of Alice and the universe of Wonderland took hold of our imagination, and—150 years later—we are still following her down the rabbit hole.

Monday, April 20, 2015

What Pet Should I Get?, a new picture book by the late Dr. Seuss

How exciting! Read on...

Random House Children’s Books has increased its first printing on What Pet Should I Get?, a new picture book by the late Dr. Seuss, from 500,000 to 1 million. The book, which goes on sale July 28, was first announced in February, after the unpublished manuscript was rediscovered by Seuss's (given name, Ted Geisel), widow, Audrey Geisel, and his longtime secretary and friend, Claudia Prescott, in fall 2013.

To read more about this click the link below:

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/66334-rhcb-ups-first-print-run-on-new-seuss-to-1-million.html

As soon as it is available, we will have it for you here in the library!

Popular Children's Book 'Fancy Nancy' To Hit The Small Screen


Fancy Nancy fans, rejoice! The beloved children's book series is going to be adapted into a television show.
Variety reported on March 27 that Disney Junior acquired the rights to create "an animated telepic and series adaptation" of Fancy Nancy -- with plans to premiere in 2017.

Written by Jane O’Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser, the Fancy Nancy books detail the adventures of a spunky little girl who loves to learn "fancy" new words and wear "fancy" clothes, like tutus, boas, and fairy wings. The series celebrates individuality and creative expression, all while helping young readers develop broader vocabularies.

-Huffington Post 3/30/15 by Caroline Bologna