It’s not always easy finding the right books to place in the hands of brand new readers. Letting kiddos choose their own books is a surefire strategy for creating excitement about reading – you can use the five finger rule to decide if a book is too hard for a child. If you want some tried and true favorites, take a look at the Geisel Award winners and mosey on over to your library to find these awesome early readers!:
The winners for the Street Lit Book Award Medal (SLBAM) have been announced for 2012 titles. If you're a K'wan Foye fan, you'll be pleased.
Books, bikes, and bubbles were at your library this weekend.
This Saturday kids turned out all over Oakland to help kick-off the Summer Reading Program. Bubble-parties at many branches let families enjoy the sunshine with each other and their books, and a bike meet-up at the Main Library pedaled over to the West Oakland branch to enjoy an incredible Scraper Bike workshop with Tyrone "Baybe Champ" Stevenson.
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A letter from Mary Farrell, Branch Manager of Lakeview, to the Lakeview Book Club about The Season of the Witch by David Talbot. It's one we all REALLY liked!
We started out discussing the writing style of David Talbot. Three of us mentioned it was difficult to track at times and maybe more editing could have helped that. One pointed out that most of it was based on interviews Talbot had done with participants and observers of these events. The rest thought there was no problem with the writing at all and that the book was gripping and the