Middle Ground: The Diverse, Delightful 2015 Newbery Honorees

Posted by on February 5, 2015.

2015 Newbery Medalist and Honorees

This weekend, while many people placed bets on the Super Bowl, I jotted down my predictions for the Newbery Award, one of the most celebrated and notable awards in children’s literature. Every year I make my guesses, and I am almost always surprised.

April 18 Friday Links Library

Posted by on April 18, 2014.

It’s National Library Week! This week celebrates our public and school libraries as trusted, relevant, and committed community resources and raises awareness of challenges libraries face. CLiF is honored to partner with many rural libraries that bring incredible value to their communities–often on shoestring budgets.

Jan. 31 Friday Links Library

Posted by on January 31, 2014.

The big news in children’s literature this week was the American Library Association Youth Media Awards (ALAYMA, or #alayma). Featured on the red carpet this year: a superhero squirrel, a locomotive, the Gaither sisters, and many more great books.

The Next Great Book: 2014 Preview, Nonfiction

Posted by on January 9, 2014.

From Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman

For many of us in the book world, January is a strange mix. We’re looking forward to new spring titles. And we’re pondering our favorite books from the previous year with delicious hand-wringing in anticipation of the American Library Association’s award ceremonies, announced at the end of this month.