Book Bits (June 3, 2016)

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Read on for interesting book-related news from around the web….

Boston Globe-Hornbook Award Announced Yesterday! We’ve reviewed a few of them here and for World Magazine: Goodbye, Stranger, Most DangerousThe Voice of Fannie Lou Hamer (World link), Symphony for the City of the Dead (World link).

Summer Reading: In case you missed it, it’s the Summer of Great Family Reads here at Redeemed Reader!

Summer Reading for Grown-ups: Lots of places are offering summer reading lists for grown-ups. The Modern Mrs. Darcy has an interesting looking list (note: we have not read these titles; read with discretion).

Does your teen know how to code? This IL teen created a library app now being tested and used by 6 area schools!

Author Spotlights

We Came to America: Faith Ringgold’s newest book (published in May) celebrates the people of America. Julie Danielson interviews Ringgold for Kirkus.

Captain Jack: Julie Danielson features Helen Oxenbury and her art from Captain Jack (reviewed here).

Jeanne Birdsall and N. D. Wilson: Betsy Bird hosts a panel discussion with Birdsall and Wilson! (note: we haven’t had a chance to watch it, so exercise discernment as always!).

Aaron Zenz: Oh, the delights of having a dad who is an illustrator and who encourages family reading!

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Betsy Farquhar

Betsy is the Managing Editor at Redeemed Reader. When she reads ahead for you, she uses sticky notes instead of book darts and willfully dog ears pages even in library books. Betsy is a fan of George MacDonald, robust book discussions, and the Oxford comma. She lives with her husband and their three children in the beautiful Southeast.

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