The John Newbery Medal for 2014 has been awarded to:
Flora & Ulysses: the illuminated adventures by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by K.G. Campbell
Newbery Honor books for 2014 are:
Doll bones by Holly Black ; with illustrations by Eliza Wheeler
The year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
One came home by Amy Timberlake
Paperboy by Vince Vawter
Locomotive by Brian Floca
Flora and the flamingo by Molly Idle
2014 Award Recipients and Honor Books:
The watermelon seed by Greg Pizzoli
Ball by word and pictures by Mary Sullivan
A big guy took my ball! by Mo Willems
Hey Kids. It's that time of year again. Monday, January 27th is the big day...the day they announce the winners of the 2014 Caldecott Award. Which means its time for me to blog about what books I think are in the running. I tell you, it was a tough field this year. I do not envy those people on the Caldecott committee one bit. But I do wonder if they'd consider letting a bear on the committee one of these years. Any who, as follows, in no particular order (okay...maybe it's in alphabetical order) are my picks.
Hank finds an egg by Rebecca Dudley — This wordless picture book tells the story of a friendly monkey helping an egg get back to its nest. The picture are photos of a handmade world. Photography and Arts and Crafts are two under represented art categories in Caldecott winners. Perhaps this is the year this changes?
Kids and Tweens in grades K-6, improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a Canine Good Citizen. Sign up begins at 6:25 PM at the Children's Desk and is on a first come, first served basis. Sessions start at 10 minutes per sitting.
This program is for new walkers up to 5 years old with their caregivers.
Program Date: February 10, 7:00 PM
ABC Activity Times, January 6-February 15:
- Mondays 10:30-11:00 AM
- Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 AM (Purple Room) and 7:30-8:00 PM
- Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 AM
- Thursdays 10:30-11:00 AM
- Fridays 1:30-2:00 PM (Purple Room)
- Saturdays 10:30-11:00 AM (Purple Room)
Due to library renovations we will be closed on February 3 and 4. Therefore there will be no ABC Activity Time on these days. ABC Activity Time will resume on February 5.
The Children's Library and Purple Room will be closed from February 3 through February 15. All ABC Activity Times will be held in the Community Room during this time.
Session begins Tuesday, January 7, 10:00 AM.
Due to renovations the library will be closed on Tuesday, February 4. Therefore there will be no Baby Storytime on that day. Baby storytime will resume on February 11 in the Community Room.
Family Storytimes begin the week of January 6. These storytimes are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver, and do not require registration. Weekday sessions are held in the Community Room. Saturday sessions are in the Purple Room.
Drop-in Family Storytimes, January 6-February 15:
- Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
- Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Community Room)
- Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
- Thursdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
- Saturdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Purple Room)
Due to library renovations we will be closed on February 3 and 4. Therefore there will be no storytime on these days. Storytimes will resume on February 5. Saturday Family Storytimes will be held in the Community Room.