40 Forever: Academy Awards of Children’s Literature

The Academy Awards of Children’s Literature
Here are a few of the big winners of the ALA Youth Media Awards which were announced this morning:

Sibert Medal:

Sweet, Melissa. Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2011. Print.

Caldecott Medal:

Raschka, Christopher. A Ball for Daisy.
New York: [...]

EVENTS: Etta James

In 1961, I was 6 and remember being drawn to a new song with piano triplets on my transistor radio. This was Etta James, and she unhinged me with her first two climbing notes, “At laaaaaaaaaaaast.”

Those two notes were my invitation to the blues. Instantly, I was in love with that [...]

Paul Adams Listening Theme 66: Drummers!

Listening Theme 66: Drummers
by Paul Adams on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 5:58am
Hi, and a belated Happy New Year to you all.

I thought I’d start a new Listening Theme year with a bang and have a theme celebrating some of our great drummers, past and present, any genre – rock, jazz, you name it.

Just recommend [...]

Trixie Picks! David Lowery Can’t Talk About Music All Day

‘I just can’t spend all day talking about music’ An interview with David Lowery of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven….

Written by Scott Allen

DRIVE BYES: Digital Wars Kill Kodak

Kodak bankruptcy: Photographers mourn
By Maura Judkis

When a brand whose name is nearly synonymous with photography prepares to file for bankruptcy, photographers, naturally, are a bit upset.

Photographers mourn Kodak bankruptcy http://t.co/zVuiUdNp