Capitol Choices membership for 2017 is currently being updated. Whether this will be your first year in Capitol Choices or your fifteenth, you need to sign-up! If you would like to be on the Capitol Choices membership list for 2017 (necessary to nominate and vote), please e-mail Darcie Caswell (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, preferred e-mail, and reading group you will be part of. Members from last year, if you find your Capitol Choices website login no longer works, that means you need to e-mail Darcie and re-new!
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.
This wordless graphic novel hauntingly portrays the universality of the immigrant experience as an unnamed man journeys to an unknown land. Surreal sepia-toned images full of imagination and mystery form a visual tone poem inviting multiple interpretations.
Alternating sections of words and bold pictures show how orphaned Hugo, hidden above a Paris train station in 1931, discovers the secret of a broken automaton and its surprising connection to the history of early movies.
A carefully concealed port-wine stain on her cheek and a sarcastic father have controlled collage creator Terra’s perception of herself. She meets Asian-born adoptee Goth, Jacob, who shows her geocaching and encourages her to unpeel her personality’s carefully constructed layers.
In the 1930s, when Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created the first comic book superhero, no one knew then how Superman would grab hold of the American imagination. Don’t miss the afterword to find out what happened next.
Marvin is an artist first and a beetle second. Will James' parents discover who actually drew the beautiful pictures they credit to James? This challenging, quick-paced mystery features a museum heist, a double-crossing art curator, and a little bit of history.