Saturday, May 22, 2010

Youngest Ever Summits Everest

Thirteen year old Jordan Romero of the United States today became the youngest person ever to summit Mt. Everest.  Photos and details are at his Web site.  In his honor, I compiled a book exhibit at the library.  Here are a few of the included titles.

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (my favorite)
View From the Summit by Sir Edmund Hillary
To the Top of Everest by Laurie Skreslet (nonfiction for children)
Everest (A Fiction Series for Kids) by Gordon Korman
The Contest (Book One)
The Climb (Book Two)
The Summit (Book Three)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

50 Best Blogs for Teen Readers

This month I ran across a list of 50 Best Blogs for Teen Readers on the Website  The list is divided into five categories: General, Book Reviews, Book Lists and Recommendations, Teen Readers, and Librarians.  Take a look and let me know which you like.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Kids Titles for Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Celebrated annually during the month of May, Asian Pacific Heritage Month recognizes the culture and traditions of those Americans who trace their ancestry to the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.

In honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, a brief list of suggested titles for kids.

Buster Changes His Luck by Marc Brown
Chang’s Paper Pony by Eleanor Coerr
The Ch’i-Lin Purse: A Collection of Ancient Chinese Stories retold by Linda Fang
The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 by Laurence Yep
The Jade Dragon by Carolyn Marsden

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month honors the generations of Asian and Pacific Islander peoples who have enriched America’s history, and provides opportunities to learn about the diverse culture of Asian Americans. The celebration was established in 1977 as Asian Pacific Heritage Week, and became a month long celebration in 1990. May was chosen because it is the month in 1843 when the first Japanese immigrants arrived in the U.S.

Five Picture Book Suggestions -
The Beckoning Cat: Based on a Japanese Folktale by Koko Nishizuka 

Dim Sum for Everyone by Grace Lin  

A Pair of Red Clogs by Masako Matsuno

The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack 

Yoon and the Jade Bracelet by Helen Recorvits