Friday Round-Up

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A few items to make your weekend bright…

1. Mark your calendar now for Monday, January 23 for the announcement of this year’s Newbery and Caldecott Medal award winners.

2. There’s a terrific article in today’s New York Times about the Ezra Jack Keats retrospective which is now at the Jewish Museum in New York. Thanks again to the generous reader in NYC for sending me a copy of the exhibit catalog. Here’s the link to the story:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/09/arts/design/the-snowy-day-art-of-ezra-jack-keats-at-jewish-museum.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=ezra%20jack%20keats&st=cse

 3. In yesterday’s post, I mentioned reading a picture book that contained a reference to a game played by Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends – Pooh Sticks. The book is Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. How did I miss this holiday book? It’s been in our school library for a couple of years, but yesterday was the first time we’ve read it to a class. So clever – which is to be expected from Donaldson and illustrator, Axel Scheffler.

Have a happy weekend!

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