CBE January Library Newsletter: 2020 Youth Media Award Winners
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2020 Youth Media Award Winners
Top books, video, and audiobooks for children and young adults revealed at Midwinter in Philadelphia

he American Library Association (ALA) on January 27 announced the top books, video, and audio books for children and young adults—including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery, and Printz awards—at its Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

A list of all the 2020 award winners follows:Read the rest of the article here. 

Burrowed in Books
World-famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil lives at the library when he’s waiting for his special day

Punxsutawney Phil: Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, Weather Prophet Extraordinaire, and … perhaps the World’s Most Famous Library Resident?
You read that correctly. When Phil isn’t swarmed by media and visitors clamoring for his shadow-dependent spring predictions on Groundhog Day every February 2—last year 25,000 people gathered before the stump at Gobbler’s Knob—the well-known woodchuck lives in a burrow at the front of Punxsutawney (Pa.) Memorial Library. Continue reading
2020 Rise: A Feminist Book Project committee introduces new name and top ten feminist books for young readers

PHILADELPHIA -- The Rise: A Feminist Book Project for Ages 0-18 committee (formerly known as the Amelia Bloomer Project), a subgroup of the Feminist Task Force (FTF) of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT), selected its top ten books for 2020. Each year, the committee creates an annual booklist of the best feminist books for young readers, ages birth through 18, to be used by interested librarians, teachers, parents, and others who work with youth. The following titles were chosen as the 2020 Top Ten: Continue Reading

Coyote Alibi

A lighthearted small-town mystery on the edge of the Navajo Nation. Newbie paralegal Naomi Manymules takes on a close friend's defense. It all adds up to a quirky, laugh-out-loud murder investigation.

Kirkus Review-- "An enjoyably twisty mystery with appealing characters and a vivid setting"..."A would-be paralegal and her attorney boss take the case of a woman accused of murdering her unpopular husband in this novel." Regional Award Winner, Public Library Association, Indie Author Project
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Shortly before Halloween, Lucely and her best friend, Syd, cast a spell that accidentally awakens malicious spirits, wreaking havoc throughout St. Augustine. Together, they must join forces with Syd's witch grandmother, Babette, and her tubby tabby, Chunk, to fight the haunting head-on and reverse the curse to save the town and Lucely's firefly spirits before it's too late.

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