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.
A story of the Battle of Fredericksburg and the power of music for both sides of the Civil war, especially the emotional impact of Home Sweet Home. The theme is what unites vs. what divides us. Levy quotes from letters from both soldiers to those at home, usually written by very young participants. All reflect on the desire to rejoin loved ones. Similar to the response of those "higher up" to the soccer game that united both sides during WWI, bands on both sides were banned from playing Home Sweet Home less it dis-spirit the soldiers but it continued to be played. Extensive end notes add information about the Battle, the creation of the song and a time line of the Civil War. An important part in this divisive time.
Edie Ching (ages 7-10)
Carlos, a young boy in Guatemala, follows his mama’s orders and hides in the trees when soldiers tear his world apart. Carlos fights to survive in the forest amidst soldiers and rebels and struggles to become a man in this historical fiction told in verse.
Graphite illustrations in this monochromatic tale set in Confederate Virginia expressively present an imagined episode about the Underground Railroad.Powerfully--and wordlessly--a young girl's courage fights oppression.
Multiple layers convey Lincoln's impact through quotes, free verse accounts of his life, a chronology, and a list of websites. Report-writers and curious readers alike will learn much about our sixteenth President's brilliant visionary leadership.
Rich with the interplay of light and shadow, dramatic oil paintings enhance the true story of Henry “Box” Brown and his successful attempt to mail himself from slavery in the South to freedom in the North.
A fast paced tall tale, both humorous and moving, concerns Homer’s search for his brother sold into the Civil War, an odyssey in which he encounters a traveling medicine show, the Underground Railroad, and hot air balloons among many other adventures.
Photos, engravings, and lively text describe Abraham Lincoln’s enthusiasm for new technology and, chapter by chapter, how he used each invention and the concept of total war, to win America’s Civil War in the 1860s.
Photos and cartoons enhance this lively account of Sam Clemens' early life in the Wild West. Fleishman's lively writing is worthy of his subject: author, lecturer, prospector, journalist and yes, occasionally, scallywag.