Monday, April 5, 2010

April Showers Bring May Flowers...

Around our office, the consensus is that last month lived up to the 'March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb' adage. We're happy that we survived it and are grateful for a beautiful community garden near our office that we can enjoy until the proverbial 'April showers' begin!

UPCOMING EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

We loved meeting so many of you face to face at the Public Library Association (PLA) Conference in Portland, Oregon last month. It’s always a pleasure to share what we’re working on face to face with librarians and other readers and to get your feedback directly. We hope to see you again before the 2012 PLA Conference in Philadelphia, PA!

This month, we’ll be at the National Council on Family Literacy (NCFL) Conference from April 10-12 and the Texas Library Association (TLA) Conference from April 14-17 (both are being held in San Antonio, TX) In addition, our passports are ready to head across the Atlantic to attend the London Book Fair from April 19-21. If you'll be attending any of these shows, please stop by our booth to say hello!

HOLIDAYS/SEASONAL BOOKS

What better way to observer National Poetry Month than with A CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES? This collection of Robert Louis Stevenson’s verse has been in print for 125 years and still captures the joy and whimsy of childhood.

While the family upstairs gets ready for Easter, underground, the rabbit family is convinced that their father is the Easter Bunny in HUMBUG RABBIT by Lorna Balian.

LONEK’S JOURNEY is an uplifting true story perfect for Holocaust Memorial month. The book details the remarkable journey which led eleven-year-old Lonek from his home in Nazi-occupied Poland to internment in a Soviet gulag then through Iran and into Palestine. His astonishing two-year journey led him over thousands of miles in search of freedom.

Hope that April brings you lots of opportunities to read!

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