March Madness - 2015 Tournament of Books

March Book Madness

Get in the game this month and help us decide our MVB (Most Valuable Book)! Sixteen Classics and new favorites will go head-to-head in this battle to be the MVB.

Stop by the Children's Room every week in March to vote on the matchups, all leading to the ultimate book showdown - Picture Book vs. Chapter Book - who will reign supreme?

Happy Birthday Dr.Seuss!

Dr. Seuss' birthday is March 2! Did you know...

At the time of Theodor Seuss Geisel's death in 1991, his 46 children's books had sold more than 200 million copies, and his last, Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990), was still on the bestseller lists.

He also worked as a political cartoonist, an advertising illustrator, and a documentary filmmaker.

His first book, And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street (1937), was rejected by twenty-eight publishers before it finally found a home at Random House.

Random House will be publishing an illustrated picture book from Dr. Seuss on July 28th (see previous blog post).

To browse Dr. Seuss books at HTFL, click here.

A "New" Dr. Seuss Book

It's shaping up to be a summer of lost books from beloved authors. Following the news of a Harper Lee manuscript being published this summer (a sequel to her classic novel To Kill a Mocking bird), Random House will be publishing an illustrated picture book from Dr. Seuss on July 28th.
Dr. Seuss (whose real name was Theodore Geisel) passed away in 1991.  His widow, Audrey Geisel, along with Claudia Prescott (Seuss's friend and secretary) recently discovered an illustrated picture book in the late author's office titled What Pet Should I Get.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the book will be the first of a few newly discovered works that will be published in the near future.

February 14th - Library Lovers' Day

Show your love and support for our library!

February is Black History Month

Celebrate Black History month and check out these links to explore new books and activities...

PBS Parents: Books That Bring the Black Experience to Life

30 Classic Books to Inspire African-American Kids

The Brown Bookshelf: 16 Black Children's Books for Better Bodies and Better Brains

Huffingpost Black Voices - Black Children's Books: Our Favorite Stories for African American Youngsters

Reading Rockets: Black History Month

Scholastic: Black History Month

Printable: Time for Kids Black History Month