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  • Alma McDermott
    I was also at the Printz. The other Australian was Margo Lanagan for her book Tender Morsels. If you like hearing the winners and honorees speak like they
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      I was also at the Printz. The other Australian was Margo Lanagan for her book "Tender Morsels."

      If you like hearing the winners and honorees speak like they did at the CSK breakfast (I was there too, did you see me?), come to the Pura Belpre Celebration. It's free, (unlike the other ALA award ceremonies), and you get to hear all of the winners and honorees give their heartfelt thanks.

      Yuyi Morales (illustrator winner for "Just in case") gave her speech then showed a hysterical home made video with Senor Calavera (the skeleton & main character from her book) trying to find his way to ALA to come to the Celebration for his award. I'm hoping someone puts it on YouTube.

      Other winners/honorees who spoke included Margarita Engle, Francisco Jiminez, Lucia Gonzalez, Lulu Delacre, Amy Cordova and Rudy Gutierrez. All authors/illustrators are also available afterwards for photos, and book signings. Hope to see everyone there next year!

      Alma

      Alma Ramos-McDermott
      Library Media Specialist
      Pollard Middle School
      Needham, MA
      ALA Spectrum Scholar 2006
      alma.mcdermott@...
      http://www.yourschoollibrary.wordpress.com

      Chair YALSA Diversity Campaign Task Force
      REFORMA CAYASC Committee Member
      REFORMA liaision to YALSA

      --- On Wed, 7/15/09, middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com <middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

      From: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com <middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com>
      Subject: [middle_school_lit] Digest Number 906
      To: middle_school_lit@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 3:01 PM

      Middle School Lit

      Messages In This Digest (3 Messages)

      1a.
      Re: Jellicoe Road recommendation From: Laurel Patton
      1b.
      Re: Jellicoe Road recommendation From: Brenda Kahn
      2.
      Richie's Picks: DINOTHESAURUS From: BudNotBuddy@...

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      1a.

      Re: Jellicoe Road recommendation

      Posted by: "Laurel Patton" laurelrpatton@...   laurelrpatton

      Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:37 am (PDT)



      Brenda,

      How wonderful that you were able to be at Marlina Marchetta's book
      signing! I read Saving Francesca earlier this summer, and it is also
      excellent. Now I am adding her earlier Looking for Alibrandi to my tbr
      list, after Meg Rosoff's most recent one. And Suzanne Collins' next book
      in the Hunger Games series. So many great new books, so little time!

      Laurel Roth Patton
      Teacher Librarian
      Presidio M.S.
      San Francisco, CA

      --- In middle_school_ lit@yahoogroups. com, Brenda Kahn <kahnbrenda@ ...>
      wrote:
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      > Thanks for the plug. It has been on my tbr pile since its Printz win
      was announced. One of my sisters is a hs librarian and a fan of all her
      books. I'm at ALA for the first time and have a ticket for the Printz
      reception tonight! yay. She did a signing yesterday, so I picked up
      Saving Francesca. Like I need one more book to read :-/ I shipped two
      boxes of books home to join the 70 I need to read this summer!
      >
      > Brenda Kahn MLS, NBCT
      > School Library Media Specialist
      > Tenakill Middle School
      > Closter, NJ
      >
      > --- On Mon, 7/13/09, Laurel Patton laurelrpatton@ ... wrote:
      >
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      > From: Laurel Patton laurelrpatton@ ...
      > Subject: [middle_school_ lit] Jellicoe Road recommendation
      > To: middle_school_ lit@yahoogroups. com
      > Date: Monday, July 13, 2009, 6:11 PM
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      > I just finished reading Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, the 2009
      Michael L. Printz award winner, and am thinking at the moment it may be
      the best YA book I have ever read! Can't recommend it highly enough. A
      mystery that reveals itself bit by bit, it's both wryly funny and
      gut-wrenchingly moving. With great dialogue and memorable characters,
      it's deeply satisfying emotionally
      >
      > Laurel Roth Patton
      > Teacher Librarian
      > Presidio M.S.
      > San Francisco, CA
      >

      1b.

      Re: Jellicoe Road recommendation

      Posted by: "Brenda Kahn" kahnbrenda@...   kahnbrenda

      Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:04 pm (PDT)



      Thanks Laurel. I posted that response forgetting that I would be attending the Printz Award reception, where she made a very funny and heartfelt speech in that wonderful accent. Terry Pratchett gave a video thank you. M.T. Anderson was witty and subversive, as was E. Lockhart and I'm blanking on the other Australian Printz honor. 
      It was nice to hear the honor winners be given a chance to give an acceptance speech. At the Newbery dinner, only the winners speak.
      This morning, I attended the Coretta Scott King Award Breakfast and every winner spoke elegantly. Plus, the eighth grade essay contest winner spoke and she was poised and well-spoken. 
      bk

      Brenda Kahn MLS, NBCT

      School Library Media Specialist

      Tenakill Middle School

      Closter, NJ

      --- On Tue, 7/14/09, Laurel Patton <laurelrpatton@ yahoo.com> wrote:

      From: Laurel Patton <laurelrpatton@ yahoo.com>
      Subject: [middle_school_ lit] Re: Jellicoe Road recommendation
      To: middle_school_ lit@yahoogroups. com
      Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 1:37 PM

      Brenda,

      How wonderful that you were able to be at Marlina Marchetta's book signing! I read Saving Francesca earlier this summer, and it is also excellent. Now I am adding her earlier Looking for Alibrandi to my tbr list, after Meg Rosoff's most recent one. And Suzanne Collins' next book in the Hunger Games series. So many great new books, so little time!

      Laurel Roth Patton
      Teacher Librarian
      Presidio M.S.
      San Francisco, CA

      --- In middle_school_ lit@yahoogroups. com, Brenda Kahn <kahnbrenda@ . ..> wrote:
      >
      > Thanks for the plug. It has been on my tbr pile since its Printz win was announced. One of my sisters is a hs librarian and a fan of all her books. I'm at ALA for the first time and have a ticket for the Printz reception tonight! yay. She did a signing yesterday, so I picked up Saving Francesca. Like I need one more book to read :-/ I shipped two boxes of books home to join the 70 I need to read this summer!
      >
      > Brenda Kahn MLS, NBCT
      > School Library Media Specialist
      > Tenakill Middle School
      > Closter, NJ
      >
      > --- On Mon, 7/13/09, Laurel Patton laurelrpatton@ ... wrote:
      >
      >
      > From: Laurel Patton laurelrpatton@ ...
      > Subject: [middle_school_ lit] Jellicoe Road recommendation
      > To: middle_school_ lit@yahoogroups. com
      > Date: Monday, July 13, 2009, 6:11 PM
      >
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      > I just finished reading Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, the 2009 Michael L. Printz award winner, and am thinking at the moment it may be the best YA book I have ever read! Can't recommend it highly enough. A mystery that reveals itself bit by bit, it's both wryly funny and gut-wrenchingly moving. With great dialogue and memorable characters, it's deeply satisfying emotionally
      >
      > Laurel Roth Patton
      > Teacher Librarian
      > Presidio M.S.
      > San Francisco, CA
      >















      2.

      Richie's Picks: DINOTHESAURUS

      Posted by: "BudNotBuddy@..." BudNotBuddy@...   peter_lake_2000

      Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:29 am (PDT)




      Richie's Picks: DINOTHESAURUS: PREHISTORIC POEMS AND PAINTINGS by Douglas
      Florian, Atheneum, March 2009, 48p., ISBN: 978--1-4169- 7978-4

      Which geologic period came first: the Jurassic, the Cretaceous, or the
      Triassic? I could not have told you last week, but thanks to reading Douglas
      Florian's DINOTHESAURUS I have discovered a fun way to remember:

      "The dinosaurs
      First lived outdoors
      During the time Triassic.
      While most died out,
      Some came about
      Later in the Jurassic.
      Then they evolved,
      As Earth revolved,
      In times known as Cretaceous.
      But now indoors
      Great dinosaurs
      Fill museum halls, spacious.

      Accompanying this dino-poem on a two-page spread (the first of twenty) is a
      hysterically funny illustration of a window-filled museum with dinosaurs
      craning their heads out in places and skeletal parts visible in other
      places. Douglas Florian has created these lots-to-look- at illustrations with
      "gouache, collage, colored pencils, stencils, dinosaur dust, and rubber
      stamps on primed brown paper bags." I suspect that sharing and explaining THAT
      knowledge about picturebook illustrative technique will inspire some
      dino-mighty art projects.

      And while I'm not by any means suggesting that 86-year old Ashley Bryan is
      a dinosaur, just because I'm dragging his name into this review, but
      Ashley totally inspired me the other night at this year's Newbery Caldecott
      banquet with the rousing call-and-response chants of poems he led during his
      Laura Ingalls Wilder Award acceptance speech. In similar fashion, one can
      take any of Douglas Florian's poems from DINOTHESAURUS and do similar
      call-and-response chants with kids. That's my plan for injecting poetry and
      high-spirited audience participation into a set of booktalks that I have
      scheduled for later this week. Try this one out:

      "Stegosaurus
      steg-oh-SAW- rus (roof lizard)

      "Ste-go-SAUR- us
      Herb-bi-VOR- ous
      Dined on plants inside the forest.
      Bony plates grew on its back,
      Perhaps to guard it from attack.
      Or to help identify
      A Stegosaurus girl or guy.
      Its brain was smaller than a plum.
      Stegosaurus was quite DUMB."

      Most everyone loves dinosaurs (Not that we'd necessarily want one showing
      up in the backyard.), and there are many dinosaur books out there. But so
      frequently, dinosaur books seem to contain long, encyclopedic entries that
      cause many young readers to look at the dinosaur names and the images while
      skipping the text. In rocking, rollicking contrast, DINOTHESAURUS is
      readable, lyrical, and fun while still being irreverently and subversively
      educational.

      "Baryonyx
      BARE-ee-ON-icks (heavy claw)

      "He had a huge and heavy claw
      And crocodile-like skull.
      A lashing, slashing dino-saw --
      A sharpie; never dull.
      His claws and jaws and pointed teeth
      Were fashioned to attack.
      If Bary you should ever meet--
      Ask him to scratch your back."

      DINOTHESAURUS concludes with a "Glossarysaurus; " a listing of dinosaur
      museums and fossil sites; and selected biography and further reading.

      Douglas Florian's DINOTHESAURUS is a picture book that is chock-full of
      cool poetry; great illustrations with kid sensibilities, and is a must-have
      that will be a favorite of dino-lovers everywhere.

      Richie Partington, MLIS
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