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GooseBottom Books: A real treat!

October 31, 2012


I’ve recently posted about the fabulous books published by Goosebottom Books that I found at JCLC. The postings included a video of their wonderful interact book, Horrible Hauntings and a review of Qutlugh Terkan Khatun of Kirman. I think it’s time to look behind the books and find out a little more about Goosebottom. I’ve reached out to […]


October 28, 2012

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I woke this morning to news of an earthquake in Canada and an impending tsunami in Hawaii. Thankfully, Hawaii prepared for the worst but damage seems to have been minimal. Let’s wish the same results for the east coast. Here in the middle fall comes and goes. Two days in the 80s this week spoiled […]

review: Qutugh Terkan Khatum of Kirman

October 24, 2012


title: Qutlugh Terkan Khatun of Kirman author: Shirin Yim Bridges illustrator: Albert Nguyen date: Goosebottom Books, 2010 non-fiction Qutlugh Terkan Khatun of Kirman is an award winning volume in the Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Real Princesses. Qutlugh ruled in Kiman, a region in Persia. Rescued from enslavement as a child, her benefactor educated her and treated her quite well. Qutlugh lived a fortunate […]

Male Monday: Earl Sewell

October 22, 2012

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Earl Sewell’s name is almost synonymous with Kimani Tru. He’s written seven novels with this imprint and his books featuring Keysha and her crew are always highly anticipated by teen girls. Sewell was featured this past February as part of the BrownBooksShelf’s 28 Days Later series. In telling his story there he says “I worked […]

Lists and Piles

October 17, 2012


Piles and piles of books!!! Some have been piling up on my coffee table. I won one from Cynsations, received some from Lee and Low and bought others. I also received a wonderful pile from Goosebottom Books!! I’ll be reviewing these over the next few weeks and interviewing the publisher as well. I don’t have a […]

Libraries Fellows, 2013-2015, Raleigh North Carolina

October 17, 2012

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The Libraries seeks a diverse pool of applicants with ALA-accredited M.L.S. or M.I.S. degrees awarded between September 2012 and August 2013. The NCSU Libraries Fellows program offers a unique opportunity to a select group of M.L.S. and M.I.S. graduates who will receive the degree between September 2012 and August 2013. Fellows will be appointed at […]

October New Releases

October 14, 2012


I haven’t (completely) forgotten to post October releases by authors of color. I’ve wanted to devote more time to looking as I cannot believe there are only 7 books! October has one of the longest lists in general for YA, yet on 7 by authors of color??  Nonetheless, we’ve got repeat performances by some talented […]

Male Monday: Jamie Campbell Naidoo

October 8, 2012

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I’ve met Jamie Campbell Naidoo exactly once and that was at JCLC. I was familiar with his reputation, as he has written and researched multicultural children’s lit for a while. More  about him: Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies in 2008, Dr. Naidoo worked as […]

book review: In Darkness

October 3, 2012

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title: In Darkess author: Nick Lake date: Bloomsbury, January 2012 main character: Shorty   Nick Lake tells the story of Haiti by combining the stories of Toussaint L’Overture and Shorty. When we meet Shorty, he is trapped in a hospital that has collapsed on him in the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country. He uses his time in […]