Thursday, September 30, 2010

School Library Journal 'Trailee Awards' - we're in the finals!

We have TWO finalists in the School Library Journal 'Trailee Awards'!

This is an international competition that recognises videos that do the best job of promoting books and bringing readers and books together.

WOW - what talented students we have at Springston School! These book trailers were made months ago, without knowing such a competition existed; Carol saw the competition later, and decided to put in three entries. Two of these got into the finals!

And now we urgently need YOUR votes for t
hese “People’s Choice” awards.

There are only FOUR finalists in each category of this competition, and we have TWO finalists in one of these:
Student created for secondary readers (7-12 grade):
  • Dead Girls Don’t Write Letters (Roaring Brook, 2003) by Gail Giles. (By Morgan and Kachina - Year 8)
  • One Door Away from Heaven (Bantam, 2001) by Dean Koontz (By Emma-Rose - Year 8)
The winners will be announced on the evening of October 22 at the School Library JournalLeadership Summit on the Future of Reading in Chicago, IL.

Please vote now. Scroll to the bottom of the voting page to cast your vote - get all your friends and family to vote too!
Voting ends: 9:00 PM CST, Friday October 22.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Holiday reading ideas

If you're looking for some good reads for the holidays, you can't go past Bob's Books Blog for ideas. Bob Docherty has a whole blog of great book reviews for children and young adults. Why don't you check it out!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Library on a Donkey

Humanwire correspondent Valentina Canavesio reports on Luis Soriano Bohorquez who created the Biblioburro, or Library Donkey, in an effort to bring books and the gift of reading to the children in his community of La Gloria, Colombia.