More hoop dancing coming up next Tuesday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 30 in Healdsburg from 4 to 5. Don't miss this opportunity to learn some great moves and tricks to impress your friends and family!
The Hunger Games with Gingerbread Men? Has to be seen to be believed….
Find out what your favorite YA series says about you!
You’re a smart aleck and kind of a badass — that is, you know all the places where a young lady is supposed to scream for help, but you generally prefer to rely on your sword hand. Also you make a killer cherries jubilee.
NPR (national public radio) has polled their audience for a list of the top YA fiction — from the suggestions of readers and listeners across the country, they compiled a list of a hundred titles or so — and now it's our turn to vote!!
Each person can vote for up to ten of the books, and then the ranked list of the best YA fiction (as voted by us!) will be released in a few weeks.
I voted — man it was hard to decide between some of these beloved titles! Some of my favorite-ever books I chose not to vote for, because I don't consider them YA books. And, where the heck was Ender's Game on this list?!?! Yeah, yeah, I read their explanation of titles they chose not to include, but … Ender's Game!!
Take a look at the list, make your selections, and let us know what you think.
Battle School … the Unseen University… Wayside School… Hogwarts of COURSE….
It's much more fun to read about school than to think about it during the summer! Click & read here for a list of ten fictional schools that it would be fun to go to! Can you think of any other ones to add to this list?
If you recall, last year we posted about the Battle of the Kids' Books, hosted for the past few years by School Library Journal. This is a bracket-style showdown between some of the best books for kids & teens, with each matchup "judged" by a well-known author. And it's that time of year again!
This year's Battle of the Books began last Tuesday March 13, with an epic showdown every day– judged by a wonderful group of authors of teen and tween books (Sara Zarr! Gayle Forman! Jeff Kinney!). There are three more matchups left in Round One, and then we move on to the re-matches in Round Two.
One thing that I keep thinking about as I follow this contest – how on earth do you choose between two such excellent books that are so different? It is interesting to see how each judge considers the choices thoughtfully, in order to make the decision. Click here to read the thoughtful reviews – and to see which books will be moving on to the next round!