Today the American Library Association announced its Youth Book & Media Awards, including the John Newbery Award. The Association for Library Service to Children has awarded the Newbery for over 90 years for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature, commonly given to a chapter book. 

To find past award winners in our catalog to check availability, do a title search for Newbery Medal Winner.

For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

2016 Newbery Award Winner

Last stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña

A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.

Today the American Library Association announces its Youth Book & Media Awards, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Many of us know and love Dr. Seuss, an author who created engaging stories for beginning readers, and this award celebrates books that continue that tradition today. If you need a fun suggestion for a beginning reader, this list has some great ideas. Most of the books are located either in J READER or in J PICTURE BOOK.

 

For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

2016 Award Recipients and Honor Books

Don't throw it to Mo! by David A Adler

"Mo is the youngest kid on the Robins football team. The kids on the rival team tease him for being a 'butterfingers' who's too tiny to catch the ball. But Mo's coach has a plan up his sleeve to turn Mo's little size into a big win for the Robins"--.

If you're looking for a recommended teen book, try one of these. The Michael L. Printz Award is bestowed yearly on books that demonstrate excellence in young adult literature. For more information on this and other awards, check the YALSA Website

2016 Michael L. Printz Winner

 

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

 

2016 Michael L. Printz Honor Books

 

David Bowie has passed away at the age of 69. The eclectic musician's first album was released in 1967 and his latest - Blackstar - this past Friday. Bowie also appeared in several films, and appeared briefly on Broadway in the The Elephant Man. His long list of memorable songs includes Space Oddity, Changes, Let's Dance, Rebel Rebel, Suffragette City, Under Pressure, Golden Years, Fame, Modern Love, and Young Americans. Born David Jones in South London in 1947, he began his musical career in the mid-1960s and went on to sell more than 130 million records. For access to "everything Bowie" check out the hoopla database.

Bowie : a biography by Marc Spitz
Also available in: e-book
Bowie : the biography by Wendy Leigh

Start 2016 off right by learning something new: be it a new computer skill, better ways to invest your money, or how to use that new camera. Gale Courses offers 6-week classes on a variety of topics to usher in a new you in the new year!

The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, January 13. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

Lawrence Tech is hosting an exhibit, "Literary Masterpieces: Sacred and Secular" from January 12-28, 2016.   This includes approximately 25 rare books and manuscripts from the Remnant Trust Collection, headquartered at Texas Tech University.  This exhibition is a diverse representation of texts focusing on the quest for human freedom and dignity.   See examples of such titles as the Magna Carta (1576 printing), major religious texts, Machiavelli's The Prince, or Gallileo's Della Scienza Mechanica.  Visitors are invited to examine and touch these masterworks, and a docent will be present to discuss the significance of each item.  In addition to the public hours noted in the attachment, there are several panel discussions scheduled that highlight the thoughts of local scholars, and these are also open to the public. 

 

The exhibit will be in the Lawrence Tech University Gallery in the UTLC, located off the Ten Mile Rd. entrance, west of Evergreen and the M-10 Lodge Freeway (Northwestern Highway).  There is free parking on the campus.  

 

For further information or more detailed directions, contact the Library at 248-204-3000 or email refdesk@ltu.edu.   There is no charge for any of these events.

Two new dog breeds were added to the American Kennel Club's recognized list of purebreds; the American Hairless Terrier and the Sloughi. These new additions brings the number of purebreds in the registry to 189, one of the largest in the world. Now recognized by the AKC, this will allow the new breeds to compete in events, such as The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show which will be presented live from Madison Square Garden in NYC on February 15 and 16.  

 

Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. Explore these fascinating stories about real people. Books are suggested for Sixth Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

Traces three generations of the famous Wyeth art family, offering insight into the events that shaped their achievements in a volume complemented by reproductions of their most famous masterpieces.

Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. Explore these fascinating stories about real people. Books are suggested for Fifth Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

Profiles the renowned author of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, focusing on his study of medieval texts and languages and other factors that influenced his writings. Lists chronologically his published writings, including those which were edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien, and published after J.R.R. Tolkien's death.

Examines the life and accomplishments of Temple Grandin, whose childhood diagnosis of autism and love of cows led her to revolutionize the livestock industry.

Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. Explore these fascinating stories about real people. Books are suggested for Fourth Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
 

A stranger at home : a true story by Christy Jordan-Fenton

Looks at the experiences of a young Inuit girl returning from a residential religious school, where she is not recognized by her mother and is seen as an outsider. Continues the story begun in Fatty Legs.

Presents an autobiography about the author's artistic life, describing the creative processes he uses in the studio and his struggles with his disabilities. Includes a self-portrait mix-and-match section with divided pages to flip, that demonstrates his techniques and images.

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