(Children’s) BookNotes, May 10, 2016

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Catch illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser at Fancy Nancy: the Musical, at the Chace Theater in Anaheim. Now through May 22.

Jerry Craft, Marjuan Canady, and former New York Jets wide receiver Tavon Mason are heading to the 4th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair in Baltimore on Thursday.

Wrap up Children’s Book week by printing out this adorable Sesame Street bookplate

(Children’s) BookNotes, May 4, 2016

Below, a sampling of this week’s news in the world of children’s books.

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It’s the 97th annual Children’s Book Week! 

ALA and The Harry Potter Alliance Launch ‘Spark’ Advocacy Video Series

The American Library Association (ALA) joined the Harry Potter Alliance in launching “Spark,”
an eight-part video series developed to support and guide first-time
advocates who are interested in advocating at the federal level for
issues that matter to them. The series, targeted to viewers aged 13–22,
will be hosted on the YouTube page of the Harry Potter Alliance, while
librarians and educators are encouraged to use the videos to engage
young people or first time advocates. The video series was launched
today during the 42nd annual National Library Legislative Day in Washington, D.C.


Watch the first “Spark” video below:


(Children’s) BookNotes, April 27, 2016

Find out what’s happening in the world of children’s books this week!

May 2-8 is CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK. Check out the bi-coastal events at the Children’s Book Council’s official website. Free posters and bookmarks available while supplies last.

Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey gives out a new book to every student in one school in each state as part of a summer reading campaign contest co-sponsored by Scholastic. (Check out the winning schools here.)