May 30, 2012

Leo Dillon Dies

Leo Dillon was one of the giants of the American picture book.

Leo created many wonderful picture books with his wife Diane Dillon. The couple are the only ones to win back-to-back Caldecott Medals: in 1976 for a West African folktale, Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears, and in 1977 for Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions .Come in and check out these books and many others by Leo and Diane Dillon.

Posted by at 05:59 PM

May 17, 2012

Jean Craighead George

Jean Craighead George, who died this week at age 92, may have been best known for her Newbery Medal winning book, Julie of the Wolves , but she wrote many other novels and non-fiction books. Our library has 39 books written by George, including one of my favorites, The Tarantula in My Purse and 172 Other Wild Pets . From the beginning of her long writing career, George focused on instilling a love of nature in young readers.Newbery Winner Jean Craighead George Dies at 92

Posted by at 03:26 PM

May 15, 2012

Maurice and Ursula

You may never have heard of Ursula Nordstrom, but if you are a lover of children's literature, you're familiar with her work. Nordstrom was the legendary children's book editor at Harper & Row in the 1940's through the 1970's, and among the books she published were Goodnight Moon, Harriet the Spy, Harold and the Purple Crayon and Little Bear. But Nordstrom was always particularly proud of first discovering, and then carefully nurturing, the talent of Maurice Sendak, who died last week. Children's Corner: Maurice Sendak and Ursula Nordstrom - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Posted by at 01:57 PM

May 08, 2012

Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak, who changed the face of children's literature, died today. He was 83. Maurice Sendak, Children's Author, Dies at 83 - Regarded as the most important children's creator of modern times, Sendak also created controversy with his unvarnished look at childhood. Urusula Nordstrom, Sendak's Editor, on "Wild Things," 1964 | The Awl

Posted by at 03:09 PM

May 07, 2012

Children's Book Week!

This week, May 7-13, is Children's Book Week, a time to celebrate children's literature. So this week, we are asking children of all ages -- from babies (with parent's help, of course!) to centenarians -- to come in and fill out a brief form, telling us what is one of your favorite children's book and why you love it so much. Feel free to fill out multiple forms for multiple favorite books! We'll compile the results and then post them early next week. This year's Children's Book Week poster was designed by three-time Caldecott Medal winner David Wiesner. The poster is filled with beloved children's book characters. See how many you can identify: Children's Book Week 2012 Poster by David Wiesner! |

Posted by at 02:50 PM

May 04, 2012

Charlotte at 60

Charlotte's Web, one of the most beloved children's books of all time turns 60 this year with a special edition, featuring an introduction by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo. Corner Corner: 'Charlotte's Web' has been spinning magic for 60 years Evansville Courier & Press
While Charlotte's Web has sold millions of copies and become a true classic, it was only a Newbery Honor book in 1953, something that is still hotly discussed in the world of children's liberature: Children's Corner: Why did 'Charlotte's Web' lose out on the Newbery Medal? Evansville Courier & Press

Posted by at 11:32 AM
Recent Entries
Leo Dillon Dies
Jean Craighead George
Maurice and Ursula
Maurice Sendak
Children's Book Week!
Charlotte at 60
Other Web Logs
Children's Room
Teen Book Buzz
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
December 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
May 2005
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
Call the desk at 301-891-7259
Contact the director by e-mail