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.
Colorful anthropomorphized birds from Bethlehem agree that they must investigate this miracle attracting kings and "heavenly hosts" singing in the night to their town. Their "birds'-eye view" creates an unusual approach to the Nativity story.
Birds say everything from “Pick Me!” to “We’re under attack!” via calls, songs, dances, struts. and booms. Beautiful pencil and watercolor illustrations on a white background show the birds clearly communicating their desires with backmatter providing additional information.
A farmer alights from a lonely red truck at a desert crevice and frees yellow, red, pink, blue-patterned birds from its back doors. One tiny black bird remains to offer the farmer a magical experience. Blocks of color with spare text emphasize how much small things matter.
Adventure surrounds a small shorebird’s awe-inspiring 9,000 mile annual migration from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego, a journey completed eighteen times—to the moon and halfway back—while scientists track it. Carefully labeled maps and photographs highlight the text with enhancing source notes and bibliography.
Vibrant acrylic paint and colored pencils reveal Magpie's determination to collect and hoard every item he finds from marble to tooth brush. Hand-lettered concepts including "nothing," "something," "way too much," and "enough" trace his progress from empty to overflowing nest and back again.
The flightless kakapo, which weighs up to nine pounds, faces extinction on its remote New Zealand island. Stunning photographs and an informal narrative introduce the world’s rarest and heaviest parrot as well as the scientists who are trying to save it.
Captivated by an unfinished story, Rocket the dog is introduced to the “wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet” by a little yellow bird. Young children will identify with Rocket's initial reluctance to learn as well as his eventual love of books.