Back in September, the Nominees for the Building Block Award were sent out – and the voting began! In the beginning, the clear favorite seemed to be Duck! Rabbit!. But, that's only because it seemed to be the one that was always checked out here at the Red Bridge Branch.
I just finished reading the 2011 Newbery Medal winner, Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool. It's a story about a 12-year-old girl named Abilene Tucker who is spending the summer of 1936 in her father's hometown of Manifest, Kansas. Her dad is a drifter who is away working on the railroad in Iowa. The book shifts back and forth to another storyline set in 1917 during World War I.
Looking for an example of a "good" family history book? Look no further than the Midwest Genealogy Center shelves. Several organizations give awards to individuals who create exemplary family histories. Among those are the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, North Carolina Genealogical Society, National Genealogical Society, New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, Heart of America Genealogical Society’s Anna Ford Book Contest, Association of Jewish Libraries, and American Society of Genealogists.
So, you heard about this super cool thing happening at your library this summer during which you get to spend time reading and earn prizes for it, right? (*cough* Teen Summer Reading Program *cough*) You’ve gotten online, signed up for an account, and are ready to start logging your minutes. But, you’ve run into a roadblock. You suddenly realize that you don’t know what to read!!!
Every year, the Missouri Association of School Librarians (whoa, what a mouthful...we'll call them MASL from now on) gets together and decides - with the help of dutiful nominators - what books will be finalists for the Gateway, Truman, and Mark Twain
The purpose of Mark Twain Award books is to provide children of Missouri with a recommended reading list of literature that will enrich their lives. Students in grades four through six select the winner.
Every year, the Missouri Association of School Librarians awards the Gateway Reader Award to one young adult book. The nominees for this award are selected by members of MASL, but the winner is awarded based on votes from high school students state wide. This summer, I attempted to read all of the nominees, and while I didn’t reach my goal, I got about half way there. The books I have read so far are: