The Price of Freedom: How One Town Stood Up to Slaveryhighlights the long tradition in Oberlin, Ohio of defying the Fugitive Slave Act with the particulars of the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue of 1858.
Picture Book Month has rolled around again. Once again, the Picture Book Month website features an interview with a picture book author or illustrator about why picture books are important as well as numerous great printables. Many librarians and teachers have planned activities to highlight the month. Be sure to check out Watch Connect Read for information […]
The Phoenix Award is granted to a twenty-year old book that was not given a major award the year (or award cycle) it was published. What a fun way to honour those favourite books that were originally overlooked by Award Lords! This year’s recipient was the semi-biographical Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse. A Russian Jew, […]
Wildlife photographer Suzi Esztherhas combines her excellent photography with clear concise writing in this winning series about animals growing up. So far, four books have been published in the Eye on the Wild series, Brown Bear, Cheetah, Lion and Gorilla with two more, Orangutan and Sea Otter due for publication in Spring 2013. The large photographs clearly depict the animals and tug the heart strings. Each book covers […]
Getting back on track with some Irish award-winners. There by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick was named The Bisto Book of the Year for 2009 and also received an Honour Award for Illustration. It is a quiet and thoughtful book perfect for sharing one-on-one, but also filled with a child’s spunk and sense of wonder. In a series […]