Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Friday, April 6, 2012

Friday News Round-Up

News from the Store:
--The River City Readers in Ms. Smith and Ms. Hendley's classes at Washington Montessori Elementary School received  I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen (previously reviewed) for their latest book on Thursday, April 5.

--Join us at Left Bank Books--Downtown on Saturday, April 7, at 10:30 a.m. for Downtown Easter Egg Hunt!  Kids will be led by Miss Jonesey on a hunt through the store (aided by their favorite storybook characters) while adults enjoy complimentary coffee and breakfast.

--Tuesday, April 10, at 7:00 p.m., join us at MICDS's Eliot Chapel for a discussion for parents and daughters with Haley Fitzpatrick about her new book, The Drama Years: Real Girls Talk about Surviving Middle School--Bullies, Brands, Body Image, and More.

--Thursday, April 12, at 7:00 p.m., join us at St. Louis Public Library--Schlafly Branch for a reading and signing of Antony John's new novel, Thou Shalt Not Road Trip (previously reviewed).

--Join us on Thursday, April 12, at 6:00 p.m at Windows Off Washington for the Voices for Children Be the Difference Benefit with Judge Hatchett, where she will sign copies of her new book, Dare to Take Charge: How to Live Your Life with Purpose.

--Spike was named Bookstore Cat of the Year by Book Expo America.  (Please note the date on this release.)

News from the publishing world:
--A trailer was released for Rise of the Guardians, a Dreamworks Animation film based on the Guardians of Childhood series by William Joyce.

--The American Society of Journalists and Authors announced the winners of the ASJA Awards, including two honorable mentions in the Children's/Young Adult category:  Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World by Penny Colman and Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London by Andrea Warren.

--The 2011 Book of the Year Awards, sponsored by ForeWord Reviews, were announced, including:
Juvenile Nonfiction
A Stranger at Home: A True Story by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes
Around One Log: Chipmunks, Spiders, and Creepy Insiders by Anthony D. Fredericks, illustrated by Jennifer DiRubbio
Curious Critters by David FitzSimmons
Freedom Train North: Stories of the Underground Railroad in Wisconsin by Julia Pferdehirt
How to Talk to an Autistic Kid by David Stefanski
In the Bag!: Margaret Knight Wraps It Up by Monica Kulling, illustrated by David Parkins
Migrant Mother: How a Photograph Defined the Great Depression by Don Nardo
Native Defenders of the Environment by Vincent Schilling
New Kid, New Scene: A Guide to Moving and Switching Schools by Debbie Glasser, Ph.D., and Emily Schenck
Please Read (if at all possible): The Girl Project by Kate Engelbrecht
Shannen and the Dream for a School by Janet Wilson
Triassic Hall: Building the Triassic Exhibit from the Ground Up by Jaenet Guggenheim and Dr. Spencer G. Lucas
Well Earth Well Me! by Kenda Swartz Pepper
Young Adult Nonfiction
"Scribbling Women": True Stories from Astonishing Lives by Marthe Jocelyn
Beyond Bullets: A Photo Journal of Afghanistan by Rafal Gerszak and Dawn Hunter
Five Thousand Years of Slavery by Marjorie Gann and Janet Willen
Law Made Fun through Harry Potter's Adventures by Karen Morris, Esq. and Bradley S. Carroll, Esq.
The Gifted Teen Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook by Judy Galbraith and Jim Delisle
USS Midway: America's Shield by Scott McGaugh
World without Fish by Mark Kurlansky, illustrated by Frank Stockton
Children's Picture Book
1, 2, 3, Si!: A Numbers Book in English and Spanish by San Antonio Museum of Art and the San Antonio Public Library Foundation
Dear Baobab by Cheryl Foggo, illustrated by Qin Leng
E-Mergency! by Tom Lichtenheld and Ezra Fields-Meyer
Flip-O-Storic by Sara Ball
Francis Woke Up Early by Josephine Nobisso, illustrated by Maureen Hyde
Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth by Joan Schoettler, illustrated by Jessica Lanan
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
I Is for Ireland by Viki Pidgeon
I See the Sun in Afghanistan by Dedie King, illustrated by Judith Inglese
Lola's Fandango by Anna Witte, illustrated by Micha Archer
Night by Melessa Henderson
Press Here by Herve Tullet
Snowball's Antarctic Adventures by Tim Ostermeyer
Snutt the Ift by Helen Ward
Sora and the Cloud by Felicia Hoshino
Juvenile Fiction
...Walking Along...: Plains Indian Trickster Stories by Paul Goble
Finding Faith by C.E. Edmonson
Ghost Messages by Jacqueline Guest
Jingo Fever by Stephanie Golightly Lowden
Latasha and the Little Red Tornado by Michael Scotto, illustrated by Evette Gabriel
Milagro of the Spanish Bean Pot by Emerita Romero-Anderson, illustrations by Randall Pijoan
Rex Riders by J.P. Carlson, illustrated by Jim Calafiore
Rufus Steele 1943 by Susan C. Turner and Warren W. Teets
Stones for My Father by Trilby Kent
Super Cowboy Rides by Daris Howard
The Cellar Door by Brett Gadbois
The Woman Who Lived with Wolves and Other Stories from the Tipi by Paul Goble
When Kids Take Over NASA by Carole Marsh
Young Adult Fiction
Anew by Chelsea Fine
Brooklyn, Burning by Steve Brezenoff
Drummer Girl by Karen Bass
First Descent by Pam Withers
Mystery of the Tempest by Sam Cameron
Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Court edited by Marc Aronson and Charles R. Smith, Jr.
Sabrehilt by Maxwell McCann
Shanghaied by David Paul Collins
Skyship Academy: The Pearl Wars by Nick James
Stealing Kevin's Heart by M. Scott Carter
The Dragon Turn by Shane Peacock
The Forgotten Locket by Lisa Mangum
The Twelfth Stone by Jana Laiz
Ugly to Start With by John Michael Cummings

--A new teaser video on Pottermore was released.

--Developments were made in the film adaptation of Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall.

--Shortlists were announced for the Reading the West Book Awards including the Children's category:
The Dragon of Cripple Creek by Troy Howell
Milagro of the Spanish Bean Pot by Emerita Romero-Anderson, illustrated by Randall Pijoan
Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach and Antonio Javier Caparo
Saga of the Sioux by Dee Brown and Dwight Jon Zimmerman
Wagons Ho! by George Hallowell and Joan Holub

--Barnes and Noble agreed to return Marshall Cavendish titles to its shelves at the request of The Authors' Guild.

--The Bram Stoker Awards, given by the Horror Writers Association, were announced, including a tie for Superior Achievement in Young Adult Novel:  The Screaming Season by Nancy Holder and Dust and Decay by Jonathan Maberry.

via Shelf Awareness.

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