*A Collection of Antiquarian Curios & Relics*
"The world's 85 richest people own as much as the poorest 50% of humanity . . ."
"May the odds ever be in your favour . . ."
--The Hunger Games (9780439023528) 10.99
THE 2014 ALSC MEDIA AWARDS
Stoner Bill: Hey dudes and dudettes! Welcome to the 2014 Association for Library Service to Children Media Awards from beautiful downtown Philadelphia in the venerable Pennsylvania Convention Center. Double D and I are outside on the red carpet eagerly anticipating the arrival of a galaxy of literary stars. As Double D mentioned earlier, we are stoked! It looks like the first limosine has pulled up. (craning neck) It couldn't be . . . yes, it is conservative superstar Stephen Colbert! He is fresh from his Grammy win for the Spoken Word category for his own America Again (9780446583978) 28.99. Man, I hope Double D can fight through this rabid crowd of librarians to interview him . . .
Double D: Mr. Colbert! Congrats on your Grammy win!
Stephen Colbert: Winning the Grammy proves I am the greatest word-spoker on the planet. Just imagine if I could read!
Double D: Well-spoken, Stephen! Well-spoken . . .
Stoner Bill: Dressed in a squirrel motif, I can see Kate Dicamillo, who won the Newbery MedalTM for her latest book, Flora and Ulysses (9780763660406) 17.99, striding down the aisle. Also, since the winners were announced this morning, I can give you the rundown on who won what. The Caldecott MedalTM went to Brian Floca for his Locomotive (9781416994152) 17.99. The Michael Printz Award was awarded to English author Marcus Sedgwick for Midwinter Blood (9781596438002) 17.99. The Coretta Scott King Author Award went to Rita Williams-Garcia for P.S. Be Eleven (9780061938627) 16.99. Watermelon Seed (9781423171010) 16.99 by Greg Pizzoli received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. And last and probably least, Susan Roth's Parrots Over Puerto Rico (9781620140048) 19.95 won the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal. And I believe all of the winners will be attending tonight's soiree.
Double D: Thanks, Bill. And very prosfessionally done I might add.
Stoner Bill: But what about David Wiesner's Mr. Wuffles (9780618756612) 17.99? I loved Mr. Wuffles. Mr. Wuffles? Mr. Wuffles was only an honoree!?!?
Double D: I knew it was too good to be true. We'll be right back after the break.
Odds & Sods
As far as I am concerned, there can never be too many penguin books and I have stumbled upon another cute one. Melissa Guion's Baby Penguins Love Their Mama! (9780399163654) 16.99 is the perfect book to bring a tear to mom's eye on Valentine's Day. Much like penguins themselves, it is beyond adorable . . .
We have also received a pretty nifty Detroit sports book called Detroit City of Champions: The Players Volume 1: Joe Louis and the 1935 Detroit Tigers (9780981743417) 39.95. Granted, the title is a bit unwieldy, but each book is signed and includes a DVD chronicling the 1935 season . . .