The winner of the first-ever 2014 Kirkus Prize in Young Readers’ Literature is Kate Samworth’s Aviary Wonders Inc. Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual: Renewing the World’s Bird Supply Since 2031 (Clarion, 2014). Modeled on mail order catalogs of the past and present, “Aviary Wonders Inc. is a picture book that widens the definition of the genre. While truly a picture book, it was created for readers aged 10 and up with well-developed sensibilities and senses of humor.
Books to Go is a pilot project where 100 of the most popular titles for preschoolers are set aside. The books are divided into 20 bags kept at the circulation desk. Parents and children just have to sign out a bag and instantly have a large selection of books.
Adobe is gathering data on the ebooks that have been opened, which pages were read, and in what order. All of this data, including the title, publisher, and other metadata for the book is being sent to Adobe’s server in clear text.
Julie Flett is a Cree-Métis author and illustrator whose titles include the Governor General’s Literary Award–nominated Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet/Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer: L’alfabet di Michif; Little You (text by Richard Van Camp); and, most recently, Dolphin SOS(written by Roy and Slavia Miki) and We All Count: A Book of Cree Numbers.
Answer by Peter Kruger, high school English teacher: Here are 10 easy steps for destroying all love of reading and instead instilling a lifelong hatred of otherwise amazing literature (even books the kids would enjoy reading on their own).
An unused corner of the 2,500 square foot facility was converted into a “Digital Diner” with a $3,240 grant from Lowe’s Toolbox for Education. Two 1950s-style blue booths outfitted with jukeboxes provide an inviting space for celebrations—such as end-of-year parties—and for kids to collaborate on digital projects, as well as more traditional library activities such as book clubs. With its vinyl and chrome, the ambiance hearkens back to the 1950s, but the tools are all new millennium. Library iPads can be inserted into the tabletop jukeboxes, and students can use them to share videos and ebooks they have created.
A lot of authors tend to become more conventional over time. They get more mainstream cred, mellow out, and sand the rough edges off their work. But some of science fiction's most famous authors have just kept pushing the limits of storytelling.
Selon le site The Digital Reader, l'éditeur de logiciels californien Adobe collecterait l'ensemble des métadonnées contenues dans vos ebooks par l'intermédiaire de son application Digital Editions 4. Mais il ne s'arrêterait pas là...
The "Appvisory: Curating and Providing Access to Educational Apps in the Children’s Library" presentation at this virtual conference (#TDS14) provided an abundance of tips and ways to start and improve your library’s app-literacy programming.
Vincent et Nancy, deux robots au sein de la Westport Library
Deux robots NAO Evolution, fabriqués par la société française Aldebaran, viennent de faire leur entrée au sein de la Westport Library, dans le Connecticut. Notamment présentées au Salon du Livre de Paris en 2013, les petites machines humanoïdes permettront de faire découvrir la robotique et la programmation aux usagers de la bibliothèque...