Noted author Ann Bausum will receive the Children's Book Guild of Washington D.C.'s Non-Fiction Award on Saturday April 29 at a luncheon at Clyde's restaurant. There will be an opportunity to purchase her books and have them signed as well as hear Ann talk about her work. The event is at Clyde's Gallery Place from noon to 3 p.m. . Tickets are $35 and may be ordered through the Guild web site childrensbookguild.org or by mail with a check to the guild c/o Terry Jennings, 1836 Post Oak Trail, Reston, Va. 20191.
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.
Fourteen year old Faith has an insatiable desire to learn about the natural world but is stifled under the expectations and mores of Victorian England. When her scientist father dies, Faith suspects he has been murdered because of secret knowledge of a tree that flourishes on lies and she determines to find her father's killer and the tree. Told in vivid historical detail and heart stopping prose.
Mini-chapters in comic format propel this mystery-thriller towards the heart pounding climax as May pursues graffiti featuring a katana-wielding heroine she and her long lost best friend dreamt up in fifth grade.
A man-hunt for a young would-be priest falsely accused of murder, an invisible monastery, dare-devil exploits, the Graf Zeppelin, and the rise of Nazi Germany feature in a rip-roaring adventure spanning continents and time. First in a trilogy.
Quick-witted storyteller Molly and her younger brother Kip, who won’t let his crippled leg slow him down, seek servants’ work at a ramshackle English Manor house where they uncover a mysterious and deliciously creepy curse.
Multiple guests, each with a secret, arrive at Milo’s house—the Smugglers’ Inn—at same time as a blizzard hits.This snowed-in mystery includes theft, hidden treasure, people who are not what they seem, and adopted Milo's discovery that he's more than he ever thought he could be.
Cadence struggles to remember what happened her fifteenth summer two years ago when an accident occurred to change everything on her wealthy family’s private island off of Cape Cod. A captivating mystery.
Ghosts know Sam Toop as a “Talker,” and since he hears them, they ask his help with Unfinished Business. Toop discovers terrible wrongs in some of London’s haunted houses, and the ghosts themselves have to help him help them.
Georges (French pronounciation) meets homeschooled Safer at his new Brooklyn apartment. As the two investigate another tenant, Georges ultimately examines the truths, secrets, lies, and imagination that can either create or destroy a relationship. Jesse Bernstein’s narration effectively conveys Georges’ range of emotions, and like the entertaining text, keeps readers wondering until Georges’ final decision. (7-10)