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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

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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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2016 Coretta Scott King Award Winners

2016 Coretta Scott King Award Winners

Gone Crazy in AlabamaThe Coretta Scott King Award is given in January each year to one African American author and one African American illustrator for outstanding books that promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples.

The award is designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.

2016
Author Winner: Gone Crazy in Alabama, Rita Williams-Garcia

Author Honor: All American Boys, Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Author Honor: The Boy in the Black Suit, Jason Reynolds
Author Honor: X: a Novel, Ilyasah Shabazz with Kelka Magoon

 

 

 

 

Trombone Shorty

Illustrator Winner: Trombone Shorty, illustrated by Bryan Collier
Illustrator Honor: The Book Itch, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Illustrator Honor: Last Stop on Market Street, illustrated by Christian Robinson

 

 

 

 

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2016 Caldecott Medal Winner: Finding Winnie by Sophie Blackall

2016 Caldecott Medal Winner: Finding Winnie by Sophie Blackall

 

Finding WinnieFinding Winnie: A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers’ horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh.

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