April 20, 2014

NYLA Youth Services Section Spring Conference

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Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains, NY

Keynote Speaker – Roger Sutton, editor of Horn Book Magazine and author
Luncheon Speaker – Steve Sheinkin, author of Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon and The Notorious Benedict Arnold

Click here for the full brochure with workshop selections and the registration form to mail in:     http://www.nyla.org/max/4DCGI/cms/review.html?Action=CMS_Document&DocID=672&&MenuKey=nomenucms   

Early bird registration is until 2/21 – $115 for members, $150 for non-members (after 2/21 – $125 & $160).  Hotel $129/night.
Contact Valle if you are thinking about going to discuss transportation in the System van and accommodations.



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Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth 2013

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For the full list, click below



PW’s Best Children’s Books of 2013

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To see the full list in each category, click on the links below:


Picture Books   http://best-books.publishersweekly.com/pw/best-books/2013/childrens-picture

Fiction   http://best-books.publishersweekly.com/pw/best-books/2013/childrens-fiction

Nonfiction   http://best-books.publishersweekly.com/pw/best-books/2013/childrens-nonfiction


SLJ’s Best Books 2013

SLJ1312w_BestBooks2013_Sweets (1)Check out the 2013 Best Books list from School Library Journal

FICTION –  http://www.slj.com/2013/11/reviews/best-of/slj-best-books-2013-fiction/

NON-FICTION - http://www.slj.com/2013/11/reviews/best-of/slj-best-books-2013-nonfiction/

PICTURE BOOKS – http://www.slj.com/2013/11/reviews/best-of/slj-best-books-2013-picturebooks/

National Book Award Winners 2013

FICTIONNBA2013 The Good Lord Bird

James McBrideThe Good Lord Bird
(Riverhead Books/Penguin Group USA)


NBA2013 The UnwindiingNONFICTION

George PackerThe Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

NBA2013 Incarnadine


Mary SzybistIncarnadine: Poems
(Graywolf Press)

NBA2013 The Thing About Luck




Cynthia KadohataThe Thing About Luck
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)