Youth Services Roundup 1/29/19



The ALA Youth Media Awards have been announced, and to celebrate, I'm doing a monster giveaway! Enter to win one of these FOUR different bundles - Newbery, Picture Books, YA, or Sibert. Here the the titles in each category:

NEWBERY: Merci Suarez Changes Gears (in print and audio); The Night Diary; The Book of Boy.

PICTURE BOOKS: Hello, Lighthouse; Dreamers (in English and Spanish); Thank You, Omu!; The Stuff of Stars; Julian is a Mermaid

YA: The Poet X (print and audio); Sadie (audio only); A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919; The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor; Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam; The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler; and Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction. 

SIBERT: The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science; Camp Panda: Helping Cubs Return to the Wild; Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America; The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees; We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga; and When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana. 

Just e-mail me by Wednesday, February 6, with the subject line YMA (and then tell me in the body of the e-mail which bundle you'd like) for your chance to win!


Want to incorporate musical instruments into your storytime, but aren't sure how to start? Katie Salo has some great tips on the ALSC blog. (And if you want to test out some of these activities before investing in your own set of rhythm instruments, don't forget that NCLS has a whole kit for you to borrow!)


From Jbrary: "My baby storytimes are aimed at ages 0 – 18 months. I have large groups of 50 – 90 people so I tend to choose books that are interactive, short, and grab the babies’ attention. I’m back today with part 2 of my favourite babytime books! Some of them are new, some of them are old. All rocked my storytimes..."


From Youth Services Shout-Out: "If you're looking for a passive program or STEM activity, the Great Backyard Bird Count runs Feb.15-18, 2019. There are beautiful posters already created, you can print lists of the birds in your area code and the site also lists birding apps that can be used for identification purposes. This is a super citizen science activity for out of school learning, homeschoolers, and families to engage in together. Adults may love it, too..."



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