Basketball may be on your mind in March, but there is another kind of activity that kids can take part in: March BOOK Madness! Great books are paired against each other to see which title comes out on top. What a fun way to get kids engaged in reading! Kids can vote and help their favorite books make it to the finals. There is a picture book category, a middle grade category, and even one for teens. Check out March Book Madness to see the contenders and join in the spring reading fun!
Two picture books are celebrating their 75th anniversary: Curious George by H.A. Reyand Make Way for Ducklingsby Robert McCloskey. Both books will be celebrated with a special preschool story time in November which is Picture Book Month.
Curious George Turns 75 story time will be held on Friday, November 11 at 10:10 a.m. at the Little Chute Library. Go bananas hearing George's story and enjoy activities celebrating the fun antics and adventures of everyone's favorite little monkey.
The Youth Media Awards, chosen by the American Library Association, have been announced for 2015.This year's John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature was awarded to The Crossover by Kwame Alexander. The winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book for children is The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, written and illustrated by Dan Santat.
To see the complete list of winners and honor books, please click this link: 2015 Award Winners.
Where the Wild Things Are is a blog for kids & families. Youth Services Librarian, Ann Hardginski, will share info about great books for kids & parents, cool websites, and other info related to youth services at the library. If you have topics you'd like to see covered or questions Ms. Ann could answer in her blog posts, please send them to ahardgin [at] mail [dot] owls [dot] lib [dot] wi [dot] us (subject: Question%20from%20Where%20the%20Wild%20Things%20Are%20Blog) . We hope you'll add your comments to the posts here, so we can all learn and grow with each other!