Youngsters are racking up the titles and hours with summer reading efforts. MeMe Tales, available for iPhone and iPad, offers a variety of children's stories and picture books (including audio) for every child at every reading stage. This free app provides a free book every week; others may be purchased as well. Badges and stickers are awarded to readers as they finish books, and readers earn a book-related game each time they finish a book. Email notifications may be sent to parents each time their reader completes a book, making it easy to keep track of their progress.
The Caribbean and Caribbean-Americans
June is Caribbean-American Month. Grab a cool drink when reading one of these!
Superheroes and super heroines are fictional characters renowned for their courageous and noble deeds. Join them in their fight for truth and justice!
Enjoy these books exploring family relationships and history, and then try some genealogy with your family.
App of the Month
It’s Summer! But Not a Break from Common Core!
Summer for most of us means a change in routine. Family schedules are looser; grills and pools are used to the max; family gatherings abound; kids and teachers are not on a school schedule;
Cuban-American author Margarita Engle is the recipient of the first Newbery Honor ever awarded to a Latino. Her books have won many awards, among them the Pura Belpré Award for Writing, Newbery Honor, Jane Addams Children's Book Awards for Book for Older Children and the Americas Award. Her most recent book, The Lightning Dreamer, was published in March of this year. She recently blogged about writing The Lightning Dreamer on Kidlit Celebrates Women's History (http://kidlitwhm.blogspot.com/) and has kindly granted permission for us to reproduce it in this month's newsletter.
Quote of the Month
"After our online catalog, CLCD is the number one resource I use when trying to identify a book for a patron who doesn't remember the title. Time and time again I have hit the jackpot by doing keyword searches within a publication date range. CLCD has enabled me to bring childhood memories back to life for more than a few patrons!"
Skokie Public Library, Illinois
Search Tip of the Month
Author or Illustrator Feature Links
This new icon will indicate that the featured author or illustrator has a link to a feature done by Children's Literature or to the author/illustrator's personal web site. That's more than 250,000 links to author/illustrator web references and features! Just click wherever this icon appears and you will be able to access specific information about authors and illustrators and the work they produce for children.