Library News and Updates 1.29.16

Library news for e-newsletter for 1-29-2016

Award Books
January is always an important month in the library world. The award-winning books are announced and here is that list of the 2016 awards.

The Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children went to Finding Winnie: the True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, illustrated by Sophie Blackall and written by Lindsay Mattick.  The John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature went to Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt de la Pena, and illustrated by Christian Robinson.

The Sydney Taylor Award was presented to Lelsea Newman and Amy June Bates, author and illustrator of Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed, and Aharon Appelfeld, Philippe Dumas and Jeffrey M. Green, author, illustrator and translator of Adam and Thomas. This award is given to the best books describing Jewish life and experience. Three Honor Books for Younger Readers include Everybody Says Shalom, by Leslie Kimmelman, Shanglai Sukkah by Heidi Smith Hyde, and Hereville: How Mirka Caught a Fish by Barry Deutsch.

Check out all these titles at the Library.

Birthday Book Donations

Thanks so to the following students and their families for supporting our Birthday Book Program:

Isaiah G.

Tali K.

Gabriel R.

Sharleen S.

Jordan S.

 

Happy Reading!