#Cybils: Two New Books About Australian Animals By Claire Saxby

When I was a child, I always wanted to visit Australia. Now I can visit in my imagination with two new picture books by Claire Saxby, both of which have been nominated for the 2015 Cybils award in the Elementary/Middle … Continue reading






#Cybils: Flying With The Wolf-Birds

Today’s Cybils nominee, The Wolf-Birds by Willow Dawson, was a complete surprise. It was shelved in the fiction section of our library. It looks and reads like a fictional picture book. Watch out, however, because under the fictional look is … Continue reading






#Cybils Winnie: The Real Bear Who Inspired The Classic Books

Have you ever wondered about how the classic children’s book character Winnie-the-Pooh came about? You can find the answer in one of the nominees for a 2015 Cybils award in the Elementary/Middle Grade Nonfiction category, Winnie: The True Story of … Continue reading






#Cybils: Four Chick(en) Lit Books for Kids

Chickens are fascinating animals and with the resurgence of interest in keeping them, more children have or know someone who has a few chickens. Having spent last week watching my niece’s and nephew’s hilarious home videos of farmyard chickens walking … Continue reading