Archive for June, 2014

Hilarious Read Aloud

In Crankee Doodle, sandwiched between macaroni and cheese end papers, the reader finds a hilarious rewriting of Yankee Doodle Dandy (you know, called his hat macaroni after sticking a feather in it). Tom Angelberger, also the author of the very funny Origami Yoda books, has created a laugh-out-loud retelling of the story. This time the […]

June is LGBT Pride Month

Celebrate LGBT Pride Month by reading a recent Stonewall Award winning young-adult novels, such as: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe  Better Nate than Ever  Fat Angie  Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

Philadelphia Spelling Book Copyrighted this Day in History

June 9 is the anniversary of the first copyrighted book in the United States. A spelling book, the author applied for copyright protection just over a week after then President, George Washington, signed the bill into law. The Library of Congress has digitized a few pages of the Philadelphia Spelling Book. While we don’t have a […]

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