Board members will be bringing breakfast treats to the meeting on Friday, November 21.
We will also "pass the hat" for donations.
If you can't attend, remember you can always donate via the Paypal link! (Although we can't send you breakfast treats in return!)
The updated starred-titles list is posted. At the end of the 2014 list is a list for the books to be published in 2015. These books will not be eligible to nominate until after the 2015 list has been chosen and posted on the website. But readers can keep notes and be ready to nominate for the 2016 list as soon as that occurs.
Angus and Sadie, brother and sister, are both Border Collies. But that is where their similarities end. This wonderful family story is told from Angus's and Sadie's perspective as they grow from puppies and discover the joys of farm life. Carter's narrative adds warmth and hominess to this gentle story. A perfect story for dog lovers, siblings, and anyone looking for a story to make you smile. Audio 8+. Paula Langsam.
Auggie, his sister, and classmates offer multiple points of view about the year Auggie, 10, switches from home schooling to a regular classroom. After twenty-seven surgeries to correct his facial deformities, Auggie still looks strange, and both he and his classmates have to learn how to accept, even welcome, differences.
A little boy's questions become more pointed as Mommy's tummy becomes rounder. Retro cartoon illustrations mix with delicate contemporary scenes to highlight what big brother imagines about the new arrival.
Flora longs to rid herself of pesky little brother Crispin, but when she gets the perfect opportunity, will she really want to say goodbye? The swirling, tumbling ink, watercolor, and pastel illustrations skillfully embody the whirlwind of sibling emotions.
Shipped off to spend time with their estranged poet-activist mother in Oakland, California, three young girls encounter the Black Panthers in this funny, wise, and ultimately life-affirming narrative about being young, Black, and proud in the 1960s.