- It's Nonfiction Monday again. Please be sure to visit host, Wendie's Wanderings to read today's posts. I've got no reviews to offer today, however, I did read this book yesterday and loved it for its beautiful photos, sweet story, and simple sentence structure (perfect for sharing with little ones at storytime):
1. Orangutan – Juvenile fiction. 2. Dogs – Juvenile fiction. [1. Orangutan – Fiction. 2. Dogs – Fiction. 3. Wildlife refuges – Fiction. 4. South Carolina – Fiction.]I sent a note to the publisher to inquire if this is an error or a choice, but haven't had a response yet. This is not the first time that I've seen erroneous cataloging information in print. Can someone who is familiar with publishing enlighten me as to the source of the classifications? I'm a curious sort.
- After many, many tries, I was finally successful in logging in to my White House account and signing the petition to
Ensure that every child in America has access to an effective school library program.If you haven't signed the petition, please do. (You must create a White House account before signing.) The log in process seems to be temperamental. Please keep trying! As I'm writing, 4411 signatures are still needed by February 4, to ensure a response from the President. Do yourself, your children, your students, your school, and your community a favor and support strong school library programs.
- Next Monday, February 6, I'll be featuring an interview with Marcia Vaughan, author of 2012 Sydney Taylor Book Award honor winner, Irena's Jars of Secrets (Lee & Low 2011).
Ms. Vaughan's visit here is part of the larger Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour 2012. The tour kicks off on February 5 with the following:
Susan Campbell Bartoletti, author of Naamah and the Ark at NightSydney Taylor Honor Award winner in the Younger Readers Category
at Ima On & Off the Bima
Holly Meade, illustrator of Naamah and the Ark at NightSydney Taylor Honor Award winner in the Younger Readers Category
at Into the Wardrobe
Shelley Sommer, author of Hammerin' Hank Greenberg, Baseball PioneerSydney Taylor Honor Award winner in the Older Readers Category
at Great Kid Books
The complete schedule is available at the Association of Jewish Libraries blog, "People of the Books." Follow the tour and support the authors and illustrators of this year's winners!
Have a great week!