The Ontario Library Association has revealed the winners of the 2012 Forest of Reading Awards. The winners in categories for school-age children were announced in front of more than 8,000 kids at the annual Festival of Trees, which took place May 15–16 at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.
obo is to join the ranks of physical and online booksellers licensed by Pottermore to sell Harry Potter e-books. The Canadian-based global retailer of e-books and e-readers announced this morning (17th May) that all seven of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter books are now on sale to Kobo customers through the Pottermore store.
New Brunswick novelist Riel Nason, whose The Town That Drowned won the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, was one of nine East Coast authors to take home prizes at the Atlantic Book Awards in St. John’s on Thursday night.
Le roman policier se fait de plus en plus populaire au Québec et on ne s’en plaindra pas. Il y avait déjà au début de l’automne le gala de Saint-Pacôme, qui depuis plus de dix ans récompense un roman policier québécois. En novembre 2011 arrivait dans le paysage QuebeCrime, festival plus anglophone ayant lieu à Québec et qui devrait inclure un volet francophone en 2012. C’est cette fois-ci le printemps qui se fait meurtrier, du moins à Knowlton. Ne tremblez pas, au contraire, c’est le moment de fêter le polar !
With the legalization of gay marriage spreading across the country and President Obama’s recent endorsement, LGBT themes have become more pervasive in media, notably graphic novels. In prose publishing, the male-on-male love story has established itself as a subgenre of romantic fiction, with Harlequin among other publishers releasing new titles (see “Bodice Rippers without the Bodice”).
With the first hints of warm weather, home chefs start dreaming about a good grill char. Since classics like Steven Raichlen’s The Barbecue! Bible provide excellent all-in-one access to barbecuing basics, the best new titles explore niche subjects like regional cuisine and specialty equipment. This summer, even vegans, foodies, and restaurant lovers will find a place at the barbecue.
A good mystery can make a boring afternoon disappear in an instant. The right one might even turn a reluctant reader into one who can't wait until the next book in a series comes out! There's a bit of everything—from historical to hysterical—in this list of titles.
Les histoires saguenéennes de Samuel Archibald auront permis à l’auteur d’empocher hier le Prix des libraires pour son tout premier livre. Arvida (Quartanier) a été couronné par les libraires, dans la catégorie roman québécois. La Française Delphine de Vigan remporte de son côté l’honneur hors Québec, avec son best-seller Rien ne s’oppose à la nuit (JC Lattès).
The librarians with all of their accumulated wisdom, extensive experience, passion for books and understanding of system, stayed behind there [sic] thick, wide desk. They were the end point of the process if I had to withdraw a book or item that required a charge or required some degree of intervention. Other than that I was on my own.
Why is it that the experts with the passion for books are the last point of call? why are they the end of the process? Why are they only relevant if I need help or if I need to pay? Surely in the modern library, the librarians are the starting point of the journey.
Schoolers, Edupunks and Makers are showing us what's possible when learners, not institutions, own the education that will define their lives.
"Learning to make" refers to the intentionality with which makers pursue the skills and knowledge they need for their projects. Makers learn their trades through traditional and non-traditional means. They may take a welding class at a local maker space, take a programming class at a community college, get advice from other makers at a local Dorkbot meetup, or figure things out through trial and error. Makers become expert learners.
Importantly, at a time when we are struggling nationally with a fundamentally flawed system to test and grade children to make sure they are learning, the maker community shows us another viable and proven approach.
Cozy fans sometimes accuse us of not paying quite enough attention to their favorite mystery subgenre. I plead guilty but with extenuating circumstances. It’s true that Bill Ott and I prefer our crime fiction straight, no chaser—I guess the cozy equivalent would be saying “no thank you” to a spot of cream—but we do our best to cover charming tales of detection, too.
“We see amazing future opportunities with Kobo’s focus on social reading, Pinterest’s visual communication of things consumers love, and the e-commerce engine of Rakuten to one day create another avenue for consumers to engage online,” says Kobo spokesperson Cerys Goodall in a press release.
"As I started a go-to list of the best educational iPad apps for kids, the list got so long, I split up my posts into categories. So, today we’ll start with my favorite iPad apps for literacy — reading and writing for toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-age kids. Also, I’ve included special needs iPad app resources at the end of this post."
Ce billet des Lettres numériques sur les DRM résume bien le problème de ces verrous. Ils sont chers (donc prix plus élevé à la caisse), ils ne sont pas infaillibles, ils limitent la liberté des lecteurs (interopérabilité).
COSLA believes that ebooks will be the preferred format for reading materials in the future. As a result, it has set a goal for all U.S. public libraries to offer ebooks and downloadable media by 2015. As a step in that direction, LJ is publishing a series of articles that closely examines the various ebook platforms available, including this environmental scan.
When she reads on the second page, “Owl Mother was GONE,” all eyes turn toward the book. The owls’ faces may not show much in the way of feelings, but a baby bird’s plea of “I want my mommy!” conveys an emotion that toddlers can easily relate to. “Oh, my. I wonder where Owl Mother went,” says Janie. “Why did she fly away? Do you think she’ll come back?” Like you, we use many techniques to help children understand a story. One of the most powerful methods is thinking out loud while reading. Thinking out loud—in this case, talking about the owls’ emotions, actions, and motives—encourages children to think about the story.
-Renea Arnold & Nell Colburn @ School Library Journal
La société de consultance AT Kearney, en partenariat à BookRepublic, vient de publier son étude biannuelle sur l'état du marché du livre numérique dans le monde. Selon cette étude, le plus gros marché de l'ebook est en Amérique du Nord (2 milliards d'€), suivi par l'Asie (environ 250 millions) et enfin l'Europe (environ 175 millions).
Artist trading cards (also known as ATCs) are miniature (2.5″ x 3.5″) pieces of artwork that are about the same size as a baseball card. They can be created with everything from markers, pens, or pencils to watercolors, oils, collage, fabric or metals. After they are signed, dated, and titled on the back, they can be traded, exchanged, or sold as originals or editions. Here are some ideas for using ATCs in the library.
If I go to one more library website that doesn't include the director's name, I'm going to SCREAM. Wow, that felt good. So I'm going to keep going. Here are some things that are just not acceptable in my book.
Surprise! Google has completely transformed the way search works again. But this time, it's a kind of search that would have made the old Google proud. Today, starting with U.S., English-language users, Google unveils the Knowledge Graph. Search now looks at the words of your query and identifies the things in it. You're not just searching the Web anymore. You're searching the world.