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 The book, which goes on sale July 28, was first announced in February, after the unpublished manuscript was rediscovered by Seuss's (given name, Ted Geisel), widow, Audrey Geisel, and his longtime secretary and friend, Claudia Prescott, in fall 2013.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:

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

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The 2015 Children’s Choice Book Awards Ceremony

Date: May 04, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
Time: 6:00 PM

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NYPL Children’s Literary Salon: Children’s Book Week – Its Past, Present, and Future

Date: Apr 26, 2015
Location: New York City, NY
Time: 2:00 PM
Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Each year, official events give kids the opportunity to connect with their favorite authors and illustrators in person. Join Children’s Book Council (CBC) Communications Director Nicole Deming at the NYPL as she discusses both the history and the latest initiatives of this very special event.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Children's Book Illustrators Group

Master Storytellers Exhibit

CBIG members join more children's book illustrators in a return to Poe Park Visitor Center
for the MASTER STORYTELLERS exhibit, on view April 1 - May 30, 2015.

Poe Park Visitor Center
2640 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10458

Click on this link for more information.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

School Library Journal's list of the Top 10 Apps of 2014

Click the link below to see the top 10 apps of 2014.

Here are some other favorites:

Petting Zoo- Apple and Android, PreS-Gr 1
           The app features 21 animals, each with its own chapter of whimsical animations. Swiping and tapping the creature stretches or squishes it and youngsters will gleefully await the next delightful animation sparked by their fingertips. What child wouldn't want to see animals morph from one shape to another: the rabbit into a house from which a break-dancing dachshund emerges? Or witness a lion's tail turn into the body of an alligator, who's mouth then fills with sharp teeth?

Ten Little Fish- Apple, PreS-Gr 1
           The charming production offers listeners lessons in counting and opposites through text and song, reinforced with a fishing game. Colorful illustrartions feature childlike art depicting fish of all shapes and sizes against a vibrant blue background.  Counting opportunities abound, and voiced encouragements are heard throughout the game, which involves catching differnt numbers of fish each time it is played.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Long-Lost Dr. Seuss Book Is Coming Out This Summer!

He may have died in 1991, but beloved children's author Dr. Seuss, whose real name was, Ted Geisel,  has a new book on the way.
Click the link and read the article about this exciting news!