Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Announcing the finalists for the 2014 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.

  • The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson (Viking/ Penguin Group (USA))
  • Girls Like Us by Gail Giles (Candlewick Press)
  • Skink—No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers/ Random House)
  • Greenglass House by Kate Milford (Clarion Books/ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Threatened by Eliot Schrefer (Scholastic Press)
  • The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin (Roaring Brook Press/ Macmillan Publishers)
  • 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster)
  • Noggin by John Corey Whaley (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster)
  • Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two by Deborah Wiles (Scholastic Press)
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (Nancy Paulsen Books/ Penguin Group (USA)

The winners will be selected in November - stay tuned!

October is National Book Month

Celebrate by participating in one or more of the following activities:

  • Read together as a family.
  • Encourage your children to send letters to their favorite author - you never know when they may get a response! 
  • Read a bedtime story to your children.
  • Swap books with friends - you may find a new 'favorite' author!
  • Donate gently used books to your library. 


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Twin Cities Book Festival - Saturday, Oct. 11
Children - Tweens - Teens

Check out the Twin Cities Book Festival on Saturday at the State Fair grounds, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The day will be filled with story times, activities and author visits. New this year is a tent for teenagers where they can meet some favorite authors, including Morgan Matson and Stephanie Perkins.