Wed, 05/10/2006 - 1:54pm by kidlit
"My name, if you must know, is Franklin Delano Donuthead. Try saying that in a room full of fifth graders if you think names will never hurt you."
So starts the story of [b:1215394|Donuthead] by [a:Stauffacher, Sue|Sue Stauffacher]. In the opinion of this youth services librarian, it is one of the best children's books currently in publication. Other titles by this author are [b:1260624|Harry Sue] and [b:1265967|Bessie Smith and the Night Riders].
[http://www.suestauffacher.com|Sue Stauffacher] will be in town for the [http://www.aabookfestival.org|Ann Arbor Book Festival] this weekend. Her first appearance will be Friday, May 12, 2006 at the Malletts Creek Branch at 4:00 p.m. She will read from her works and talk about her life and her books.
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to meet a popular writer.
Tue, 05/09/2006 - 12:25pm by Eartoground
With graduation season upon us, here's a good book to read or recommend: [b:b1251579|Character is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember,] by Sen. John McCain, with Mark Salter. We have this book in the library or you can receive five-minute excerpts in your e-mail through DearReader.com where this book is the current teen pick. The book offers 34 stories about diverse inspirational characters including Thomas More, Joan of Arc, Gandhi, and Dwight Eisenhower.
Mon, 04/24/2006 - 10:39am by Sancho Panza
[http://www.aadl.org/research/sites|AADL Select Sites]:[http://www.aadl.org/research/sites/books_and_reading|Books & Reading]
[http://www.people.cornell.edu/pages/jad22/index.html#Categories|First Lines]: “A sort of literacy test.”
Bibliophiles test your memory of hundreds of first lines, from children’s books to murder mysteries. From easier than easy: “We called him [b:1027999|Old Yeller];” to a bit more challenging: “Once upon a time there was a Martian named Valentine Michael Smith;” ([b:1085975|Stranger in a Strange Land] by Robert Heinlein), [http://www.people.cornell.edu/pages/jad22/index.html#Categories|First Lines] beats another tired game of Solitaire and serves as great fodder for the booklover’s eternal question: “what should I read next?”
Mon, 01/23/2006 - 3:08pm by amy
The Library is pleased to offer the following two new research databases:
[http://research.aadl.org/login?url=http://search.epnet.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip|NoveList] offers reviews and annotations for 125,000 fiction titles, plus author Read-alikes, book discussions guides, and many other searching and browsing features for the avid reader.
[http://research.aadl.org/login?url=http://online.culturegrams.com|CultureGrams] provides information on the people, lifestyles, social customs and courtesies of 187 countries, plus such side items as maps, recipes, and biographies of famous people.