Please note that three of our exceptional members are on the ALSC section of the American Library Association Ballot that should have been received by all ALA members. Kathie Meizer is on the ballot for ALSC Board, Theresa Cain is on the ballot for the Caldecott Committee and Sandra Eklund is on the ballot for the Newbery Committee.
REMINDER : We are now closing the agenda TWO WEEKS before the meeting. Therefore, March 9 at midnight is the last day to nominate titles for the March 24 meeting. At the March meeting, all titles will be on the agenda that were published in January and February.
It was a perfect day in Bert's backyard for Cat, Dog, Chickadee, and even Squirrel, until Bear came and made it a perfect day for himself. A perfect way to introduce the idea of point of view. This should make you smile. (Up to 7. K. Isaacs)
Pandas Chee-Kee Loo and his parents arrive in Bearland, where some of their customs aren't familiar to the ursine residents. As Chee-Kee tries to fit in, he encounters barriers and misunderstandings typical of the immigrant experience. Child-friendly mixed-media illustrations make this an inviting introduction for young readers to one of the most-discussed issues of the day. Up to Seven. -Todd Krueger
Nostalgic watercolor illustrations and photographs accompany this straightforward biography of the orphaned bear cub, Winnie, purchased in Ontario by a World War I soldier from Winnipeg and left at the London Zoo.
Not until he awakens in spring does Bear remember the story he wanted to tell his friends the previous autumn. Pencil and watercolor illustrations balance with white space to create gentle Bear and the soft colors of changing seasons.
The bear wants his hat back and asks other animals if they have seen it. They have not, but a deer’s question sets him on the trail of the thief. Clear, spare digital illustrations underscore the dry humor as well as the ambiguous ending.
Bears can’t draw. At least, that’s what two patronizing gentlemen tell an aspiring ursine artist. Cubist-style illustrations, a gradually expanding palette, and sly visual details combine to celebrate the triumph of self-expression and creativity.
Delicate ink and watercolor illustrations capture the colors of the changing seasons as an old bear dreams away the winter months in this gentle story about nature, hibernation, and the passage of time.
When a small, pajama-clad book lover loses his favorite story at bedtime, his logical conclusion (“Maybe a bear ate it!”) leads to a madcap string of zany possibilities. Cartoon illustrations full of irresistible energy will charm babies and bibliophiles alike.