Help Celebrate the new Saturday Hours of the Young Reader's Center at the Library of Congress on Sat. January 28 between 9:30 and 4:30. Meg Medina and Dr. Hayden will present at 10, Erica Perl at 1. There will be lots of other activities and a surprise parade at 4.
Final nominations for the 2017 list will be due at 11:59 PM on Thursday, January 5. The titles will be discussed at the January 13 meeting and be eligible to be included on the List of Noteworthy Titles even though they were not on the ballot.
It is the middle of the great Depression and Beans is eager to find money to help his mom out. Along with younger brother Kermit and stray dog Termite, Beans makes plans but his schemes don't always work - but he keeps trying. Heyborne's voice is just right in portraying the schemes, anxiety and desires Beans experiences. Period history is warmly portrayed. A wonderful audio for the whole family. Ages 7+ Maria E. Gentle
Funny, smart, and hard working Deza Malone, from Bud, Not Buddy, has to rely on her talents when her Dad goes missing and her Mom loses her job during the Great Depression. Turpin’s narration covers the gamut of emotions, distinguishing each character and bringing Deza’s intelligence and humor to life. The novel fulfills qualities of a superb story punctuated with both laughter and tears. (10-14)