Shelf Lookout: Bink & Gollie – Best Friends Forever

| February 14, 2013

The third book in the Geisel Award-Winning Bink & Gollie series is to be released later this spring. From the minds of irrepressible authors Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, and the palette of Tony Fucile, comes Bink & Gollie: Best Friends Forever. Several Early Reader parables are sure to be included in this comical comic-like tome. Bink & Gollie was one of the first books […]

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Red Carpet: 2013 Geisel Medal and Honors Awarded

| January 29, 2013

Congratulations to Ethan Long, the 2013 Geisal Award winner for the book he both wrote and illustrated, Up, Tall and High! The 3 Geisel Honor Books for 2013 were: Let’s Go for a Drive! (an Elephant and Piggie Book) written and illustrated by (OtLS favorite) Mo Willems Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons […]

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Character on Display: Amelia Bedelia

| January 29, 2013

Happy 50th birthday, Amelia Bedelia! Today is officially Amelia Bedelia Day, and starts a year -long celebration of fifty years of Amelia Bedelia books. Amelia Bedelia, written by Peggy Parish and illustrated by Fritz Siebel, was first published in September of 1963. Readers fell in love with the adorable, literal maid and Parish went on […]

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Shelf Lookout: Elephant and Piggie – A Big Guy Took My Ball!

| January 27, 2013

Elephant and Piggie are back again! Thank you, Mr. Mo Willems! In their 19th(!) adventure, A Big Guy Took My Ball!, a big guy takes Piggie’s ball, leaving her very upset. Here comes Gerald to help! Willems’ take on easy readers with the Elephant and Piggie Series has been terrific for my children both before and […]

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