Saturday, April 25, 2009

And the Winner is (Part 2)...

...Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney! Over 5,400 Vermont kids voted for their favorite Dorothy Canfield Fisher book. That translates into a minimum of 27,000 DCF books read this year--WOW!! Congratulations to Kinney and, the real winners, all of the DCF readers! Check out the DCF selections for 2009-2010. The selections are fabulous.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Celebrate Earth Day!

Check out a book about the earth. Here's one of my favorites:
On Earth by G. Brian Karas

And here are some others:
Earth Our Planet in Space by Seymour Simon
The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming by Laurie David and Cambria Gordon
Global Warming : the Threat of Earth's Changing Climate by Laurence Pringle.
You're Aboard Spaceship Earth by Patricia Lauber
True Green Kids : 100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet by Kim McKay and Jenny Bonnin
Why are the Ice Caps Melting? : the Dangers of Global Warming by Anne Rockwell

Happy Earth Day!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

And the winner is (Part 1) ...

... Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend by Mélanie Watt! Watch a book trailer of this Red Clover winner at:

The voting results will be posted very soon at:

The new Red Clover nominees for 2009-2010 are:
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee
Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek by Deborah Hopkinson
Finding Home by Sandra Markle
How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham
Owney the Mail Pouch Pooch by Mary Kerby
Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City by Janet Schulman
Sandy's Circus: A Story About Alexander Calder by Tanya Lee Stone
The Chicken of the Family by Mary Amato
Wangari's Trees of Peace by Jeannette Winter

It's a great list!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Roses are Red ...

...Violets are blue
April's the month
For a poem or two.

(Talk about bad poetry!!) In other words, April is National Poetry Month. Go to the website of the Academy of American Poets at and sign up to have a poem emailed to you every day. You can also find free poems to download and instructions on how to get a free poster. Look up poems, be introduced to new poets, and enter a contest.

If a book of poetry is more your style, have we got a collection for you! Just look up the call number j811, and you will find a treasure trove of beautiful words and clever phrases. Here are a few samples:

Joyful Noise : Poems for Two Voices Paul Fleischman
Toasting Marshmallows by Kristine O'Connell George
Timothy Tunny Swallowed a Bunny by Bill Grossman
The Spider and the Fly with illustrations by Tony DiTerlizzi.
A Poke in the I selected by Paul Janeczko
The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders by Jack Prelutsky
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Song of the Water Boatman by Joyce Sidman