Saturday, January 31, 2009
This interview originally aired on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, the day after the awards were announced at the ALA midwinter meeting in Denver.
Friday, January 30, 2009
We are available for tours on Wednesday afternoons or all day on Thursday. We are currently scheduling for March, April & May. If you would like to schedule your visit, please give us a call at 421-1220.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
My favorite part of the book is when the animals laugh, such as the duck laughing, "Quack-ha" and the sheep laughing, "Baa-ha". How do you think a rooster would laugh? Or a frog? Check out The Cow That Went OINK and laugh along with a variety of animals.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
On Friday, January 16, the Reading Rocks! Homeschool Book Club for 3rd - 5th Graders met to discuss The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse by Bruce Hale, the first title in the Chet Gecko Mystery series. After a great discussion, we made our own detective disguises.
Join us for our next Fabulous Fridays Book Club on February 6th from 2-3pm, when our titles for discussion will be...
Early Reader Roundup (Grades K-2): Good Night, Good Knight, by Shelley Moore Thomas
Reading Rocks! (Grades 3-5): Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
2008 Aesop Prize:
Ain't Nothing But a Man: My quest to find the real John Henry, by Scott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson
2008 Aesop Accolades:
Dance in a Buffalo Skull, told by Zitkala-Ša. Illustrated by S. D. Nelson.
The Adventures of Molly Whuppie and Other Appalachian Folktales, by Anne Shelby. Illustrated by Paula McArdle.
Monday, January 26, 2009
"The Graveyard Book" written by Neil Gaiman
Newbery Honor Books:
"The Underneath" written by Kathi Appelt
“The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom” written by Margarita Engle
"Savvy" written by Ingrid Law
"After Tupac & D Foster" written by Jacqueline Woodson
Randolph Caldecott Medal:
"The House in the Night" written by Susan Marie Swanson, illustrated by Beth Krommes
Caldecott Honor Books:
"A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever" by Marla Frazee
"How I Learned Geography" by Uri Shulevitz
"A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams" by Melissa Sweet
“We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball,” by author and illustrator Kadir Nelson
Sibert Honor Books:
“Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and Rediscovery of The Past,” written by James M. Deem
“What to Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy!” written by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award:
"Are You Ready to Play Outside?" by Mo Willems
Geisel Honor Books:
"Chicken Said "Cluck!' " by Judyann Ackerman Grant, illustrated by Sue Truesdell
"One Boy" by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
"Stinky" by Eleanor Davis
"Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator" by Sarah C. Campbell
Coretta Scott King Author Award:
“We Are the Ship: The Story of the Negro League Baseball,” written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books:
“The Blacker the Berry” by Joyce Carol Thomas, illustrated by Floyd Cooper
“Keeping the Night Watch” by Hope Anita Smith, illustrated by E.B. Lewis
“Becoming Billie Holiday” by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award:
“The Blacker the Berry,” illustrated by Floyd Cooper, written by Joyce Carol Thomas
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books:
“We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball” written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson
“Before John Was a Jazz Giant” by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Sean Qualls
“The Moon Over Star” by Dianna Hutts Aston, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Pura Belpré Author Award:
“The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom” by Margarita Engle
Pura Belpré Author Honor Books:
“Just in Case” written by Yuyi Morales
“Reaching Out” written by Francisco Jiménez
“The Storyteller’s Candle / La velita de los cuentos,” written by Lucía González
Pure Belpré Illustrator Award:
“Just in Case” illustrated by Yuyi Morales
Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Books:
“Papá and Me” illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez, written by Arthur Dorros
“The Storyteller’s Candle / La velita de los cuentos” illustrated by Lulu Delacre, written by Lucía González
“What Can You Do with a Rebozo?” illustrated by Amy Córdova, written by Carmen Tafolla
Andrew Carnegie Medal:
Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly of Weston Woods Studios, producers of “March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World,”
“The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” written/narrated by Sherman Alexie
Odyssey Honor Audiobooks:
“Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady,” written by L.A. Meyer, narrated by Katherine Kellgren
“Elijah of Buxton,” written by Christopher Paul Curtis, narrated by Mirron Willis
“I’m Dirty!” written by Kate & Jim McMullan, narrated by Steve Buscemi
“Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale,” written and narrated by Carmen Agra Deedy
“Nation,” written by Terry Pratchett, narrated by Stephen Briggs
2009 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecturer:
Kathleen T. Horning, director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC)
Mildred L. Batchelder Award:
“Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit” originally published in Japanese, written by Nahoko Uehashi, translated by Cathy Hirano, illustrated by Yuko Shimizu
Batchelder Honor Books:
“Garmann’s Summer,” originally published in Norwegian, written by Stian Hole, translated by Don Bartlett
“Tiger Moon,” originally published in German, written by Antonia Michaelis, translated by Anthea Bell
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Sock Monkeys Do the Monkey Monkey
by William B. Winburn
Bearobics: A Hip-Hop Counting Story
by Vic Parker
Or, check out some children's music CDs...Jim Gill and Greg and Steve are popular children's musicians who sing fun action songs.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Here are several options:
- Tune in to the Early Show on Tuesday morning which traditionally interviews the winners.
- Call the Children's Services department - 260.421.1220 - at our Library after noon.
- Check this blog.
- Or you can hear the results LIVE via the Internet or Twitter. Here are the details from an
press release: ALA
The American Library Association (
Unikron, a streaming content provider, will host the
The press release announcing all of the winners will be posted in the Youth Media Awards Press Kit at http://www.ala.org/yma prior to 10:30 a.m. MT.
Questions? Contact the ALSC office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Babies and Books (0-18 months) @ 10 AM
Toddler Time (18 to 36 months) @ 10:30 AM & 11 AM
See you at the ACPL!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Hmmm....what is she thinking?
Be sure to stop by the Early Learning Center today to explore, play and create with your preschooler.
The Early Learning Center hours are:
Monday through Thursday 9am to 8pm
Friday & Saturday 9am to 6pm
Sunday 12pm to 5pm
See you at the ACPL!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Today is Marin Luther King Jr. Day!
Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most respected and influential leaders of the civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s. King inspired many Americans to stand up for fairness and equality among citizens, no matter the color of their skin. Today the memory of Martin Luther King and his passion for what he believed lives on across our nation.
Want to learn more about Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement? Check out some books like these!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
To see the honor book visit the ACPL Mock Newbery blog.
ACPL Mock Sibert 2009 Winner:
Ain't Nothing But a Man: My quest to find the real John Henry by Scott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson
To see the honor books visit the ACPL Mock Sibert blog.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Condra has worked with the Allen County Public Library for 27 years in a variety of positions including Branch Manager, Children's Specialist and storyteller extraordinaire, and has most recently been working here in the Children's Services department. We will miss her and the enthusiasm and positive attitude she carries with her every day.
Join us between 2:00 and 4:00 pm today in Meeting Room A-B-C at the Main Library to share some time with Condra and to thank her for her many years of service.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
RobertSabuda.com: Simple Pop-Ups You Can Make
For inspiration, visit us at the Library and take a peek at some of the books on our Pop-Up Books Booklist.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Letter E Play Day activities will be available from 9 am to 8pm today in the Early Learning Center.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
2009 ACPL Mock Caldecott Winner:
Wabi Sabi, illustrated by Ed Young, written by Mark Reibstein
2009 ACPL Mock Caldecott Honor Books:
Jumpy Jack and Googily, illustrated by Sophie Blackall, written by Meg Rosoff
In a Blue Room, illustrated by Tricia Tusa, written by Jim Averbeck
2009 ACPL Mock Geisel Winner:
I Love My New Toy! written and illustrated by Mo Willems.
2009 ACPL Mock Geisel Honor Book:
Hooray for Fly Guy! written and illustrated by Tedd Arnold
For more information about these programs or to join in the discussion, visit our blogs: ACPL Mock Caldecott & ACPL Mock Geisel.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Take a look at our Homework Help page!
Divided into subjects -- Art & Music, Language Arts, Math, Reference, Science, and Social Studies -- you'll be able to find plenty of good, solid information on a variety of different topics!
Need more information? Feel free to give us a call -- 421-1220 -- or drop by Children's Services. We can't do your homework for you, but we can help you find what you need to get your homework done.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
6:00 pm January 8 on Access 1
10:00 am January 9 on Access 1
2:00 pm January 10 on Access 1
8:00 pm January 12 on Access 2
Noon January 13 on Access 2
10:00 am January 17 on Access 2
11:00 pm January 19 on Access 1
3:00 pm January 20 on Access 1
8:00 pm January 23 on Access 2
8:00 pm January 29 on Access 2
Access 1 is Comcast 55 and Verizon FIOS 25.
Access 2 is Comcast 57 and Verizon FIOS 27.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
"This book was pretty good. It talks about stuff that I understood, just about being a kid."
Submit your child's book review to me via email and you may see it in a future "A Child's Book Review" blog post.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Mr. Hopkins is the author of a wide variety of books including:
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Sunday 12pm to 5pm
Monday through Thursday 1pm to 9pm
Friday and Saturday 1pm to 6pm
When you visit the computer room, be sure to play the ACPL musical web challenge. Or visit one of the "tight sites" listed on our webpage:
|Links for Young Children|
|Links for Children 5-8|
|Links for Children 8-11|
|Create Your Own Cartoon!|
|Cartoon Network Games|
|Dav Pilkey's Website|
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Click here to see more pictures of the concert on the library's flickr site.
Friday, January 2, 2009
To see the shortlist titles, click on the genre links below:
here. As a judge for the early reader category, I am looking forward to meeting with my fellow bloggers to discuss the five amazing shortlist titles. What fun!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Today is the first day of the new year, which is a perfect time to sit down and decide what you would like to do this year. Make a list of:
- Books that you would like to read
- Animals that you would like to learn about
- Science experiments that you would like to try
- People that you would like to know more about
- Places that you would like to visit
Happy New Year!