The official 2013 Children's Book Week Bookmark was created by author-illustrator Grace Lin, winner of the Newbery Honor for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. Check it out here: http://www.bookweekonline.com/bookmark .
Abrams Books for Young Readers announced the publication of the eighth title in Jeff Kinney’s bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair on Monday. The book will be published by Abrams’s Amulet Books imprint in the U.S. in November. Those of you who are fans of the series have something to look forward to in the Fall! The exact summary of the book has yet to be released but in March teaser art for the book was released depicting Greg holding an umbrella while Magic Eight Balls fall around him. We're so excited!!!!
We wanted to share some our favorite children's books that contain a positive message. If you know of a children's book that has an inspirational message that is not on this list, please share your comments. We currently have these books in our collection and the call number is indicated next to the title.
A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon E Shannon; Older Reader Cookies : bite-size life lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal J 179.9; Growing Up Did I ever tell you how lucky you are? by Dr. Seuss ER Favorites Seuss Enemy Pie by Derek Munson ER Favorites Munson Fancy Nancy Poet Extraordinaire! by Jane O'Connor ER Favorites O'Connor Have you filled a bucket today? : a guide to daily happiness for kids by Carol McCloud E McCloud; Growing Up If the world were a village : a book about the world's people by David J. Smith J 304.6 S Incredible you! : 10 ways to let your greatness shine through by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer J 158 D Growing Up Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal ER Favorites Rosenthal LMNO Peas by Keith Baker ER Concepts Baker My first Oxford book of Poems compiled by John Foster J 808.81 M My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss ER Favorites Dr. Seuss Not a Box by Antoinette Portis ER Favorites Portis One by Kathryn Otoshi ER Favorites Otoshi Press Here by Herve Tullet ER Favorites Tullet Stand tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell ER Favorites Lovell The Dot by Peter Reynolds ER Stories Reynolds The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein ER Favorites Silverstein The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn ER Favorites Penn The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper ER Transportation Piper The Lorax by Dr. Seuss ER Favorites Seuss The Three Questions by Jon J. Muth E Muth; Older Reader The Very Fairy Princess by Julie Andrews ER Stories Andrews Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth ER Favorites Muth
On March 29, 1919, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Show debuted in New York City.
Currently, the circus maintains two circus -train based shows, the Blue Tour and the Red Tour, as well as the truck-based Gold Tour (which began in 2004).
Each train is a mile long with roughly 60 cars: 40 passenger cars and 20 freight. Blue and Red Tours present a full three-ring production for two years each (taking off the month of December), visiting alternating major cities each year. Each train presents a different "edition" of the show, using a numbering scheme that dates back to circus origins in 1871 — the first year of P.T. Barnum's show. The Blue Tour presents the even-numbered editions on a two-year tour (beginning each even-numbered year), and the Red Tour presents the odd-numbered editions on the same two-year tour (beginning each odd-numbered year). The Gold Tour presents a scaled-back, single-ring version of the show, designed to serve smaller markets deemed incapable of supporting the three-ring versions.
In the 1950s there was one gigantic train systems comprising three separate train loads that brought the main show to the big cities. The first train load was comprised of 22 cars and had the tents and the workers to set them up; the second section comprised 28 cars and carried the canvasmen, ushers and sideshow workers; the third section 19 sleeping cars for the performers.
For budding authors there are many outlets that accept children's writing, art work, photography, and videography. Consider some of these:
Amazing Kids! mag.amazing-kids.org/get-involved/write-for-us
This is an online magazine for kids by kids, accepting writing, art, photograpy, and videography from kids age 5 to 18. Guidelines offer limits for texts and video length. Materials must be appropriate for readers age 12 and younger.
Cyber Kids www.cyberkids.com/he/html/submit
Cyber Kids publishes stories, articles, and poems written by kids age 7 to 12 from around the world in the "Creative Works" section of the website. Illustrated submissions are more likely to be chosen then non-illustrated works, and single artists may be spotlighted in an art gallery.
Launch Pad www.launchpadmag.com/#
Launch Pad publishes original stories, poems, and book reviews from international students and illustrators, ages 8 to 14.
My Hero myhero.com/go/home/asp
My Hero invotes people of all ages to share stories, art, and short films about inpirational local, national, and international heroes. Teachers or parents must register before students can submit.
Writer's Area www.writersarea.com/kids/kids
Writer's Area accepts short stories, poems, articles, or other writing from children up to age 17 in the kids area.
Maybe you can become a published writer! Check these out for all the information you need to know.