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Harriet Tubman on the New $20 Bill

Harriet Tubman on the New $20 Bill

“The front of the new $20 will feature the portrait of Harriet Tubman, whose life was dedicated to fighting for liberty. The reverse of the new $20 will display The White House and an image of President Andrew Jackson.” ~The U.S. Treasury

Websites:

Books:

Moses Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky Chasing Freedom Harriet Tubman and My Grandmothers Quilts
Harriet Tubman Secret Agent True Harriet Tubman When Harriet Met Sojourner
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Journey Around the World for Kids

Journey Around the World for Kids

16-3491_JourneyAroundTheWorld_300x200_CCISix programs to choose from!

MORE programs for kids can be found here.

Books:

Around the World: Celebrations
Around the World: Christmas
Around the World: Crafts & Games
Around the World: Food
Around the World: Cinderella
Around the World: Tales & Stories


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Happy 100th Birthday Beverly Cleary!

Happy 100th Birthday Beverly Cleary!

 

Beverly Clearly Quote With Cake

Beverly Cleary has been a presence in children’s literature since her first book, Henry Huggins, was published in 1950, more than 65 years ago! Although her last book, Ramona’s World, was published in 1999, 17 years ago, long before any of her current readers like you were born, she has continued to inspire generations of us to fall in love with Ramona, Henry Huggins, and Ralph S. Mouse. Beverly is 100 years old today!

During her long career, she has been honored with a Newbery Medal (Dear Mr. Henshaw, 1984), 2 Newbery honors (Ramona and Her Father, 1978; Ramona Quimby, Age 8, 1982), the National Book Award (Ramona and Her Mother, 1981), among many accolades, and was recognized with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (1975) for “a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.”

Her birthday, today, April 12, is recognized as National Drop Everything and Read Day (D.E.A.R). So give Beverly the gift she wants for her birthday, a gift that is for you too! Drop everything and READ!

Read Right Now! indyPL Free eReading Room for Kids

Websites:

Video:

Favorite Series from Beverly Clearly:

Henry Huggins 1. Henry Huggins
2. Henry & Beezus
3. Henry & Ribsy
4. Henry & the Paper Route
5. Henry & the Clubhouse
6. Ribsy
Beezus and Ramona 1. Beezus & Ramona
2. Ramona the Pest
3. Ramona the Brave
4. Ramona & Her Father
5. Ramona & Her Mother
6. Ramona Quimby, Age 8
7. Ramona Forever
8. Ramona’s World
The Mouse and the Motorcycle 1. The Mouse & the Motorcycle
2. Runaway Ralph
3. Ralph S. Mouse
Dear Mr Henshaw 1. Dear Mr. Henshaw
2. Strider
Ellen Tebbits 1. Ellen Tebbits
2. Otis Spofford
Emilys Runaway Imagination 1. Emily’s Runaway Imagination
2. Mitch & Amy
3.Socks
4. Muggie Maggie
FIfteen 1. Fifteen
2. The Luckiest Girl
3. Jean & Johnny
4. Sister of the Bride

One Rainy Sunday Beverly Cleary Quote

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Super Bowl 50 Broncos vs. Panthers

Super Bowl 50 Broncos vs. Panthers

The first Super Bowl was played 49 years ago, on January 15, 1967 in Los Angeles, California. It was between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. This year, the Super Bowl takes place in San Francisco, California on February 7, 2016. The game is between the Denver Broncos Yeah Peyton! ; ) and the Carolina Panthers.

Websites:

Denver Broncos:

Superstars of the Denver Broncos The Story of the Denver Broncos Denver Broncos The Denver Broncos Denver Broncos
Peyton Manning Peyton Manning Six Degrees of Peyton Manning Peyton Manning

Carolina Panthers:

The Story of the Carolina Panthers The Carolina Panthers

Super Bowl:

The Super Bowl The Super Bowl The Super Bowl Super Bowl and NFL records The Ultimate Guide to Pro Football Teams
What is the Super Bowl?

Book recommendations by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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2016 Pura Belpre Medal Winners

2016 Pura Belpre Medal Winners

Enchanted Air

 

The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. The Medal is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library.

2016
Narrative Winner: Margarita Engle, Enchanted Air

Narrative Honor: David Bowles, The Smoking Mirror
Narrative Honor: Meg Medina, Mango, Abuela and Me

 

 

 

 

Illustrator Winner: Rafael Lopez, The Drum Dream GirlDrum Dream Girl
Illustrator Honor: Antonio Castro L., My Tata’s Remedies
Illustrator Honor: Angela Dominguez, Mango, Abuela, and Me
Illustrator Honor: Duncan Tonatiuh, Funny Bones

 

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