Thursday, November 18, 2010

National Book Awards (2010) Announced

Jersey City's Walter Dean Myers is a finalist in the National Book Awards for his young adult novel , Lockdown!

The other winners and finalists are:


WINNER: Kathryn Erskine, Mockingbird (Philomel Books, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group) -

Finalists:Paolo Bacigalupi, Ship Breaker (Little, Brown & Co.) -
Laura McNeal, Dark Water (Alfred A. Knopf) - (Juv.M1693d )
Walter Dean Myers, Lockdown (Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers) -
Rita Williams-Garcia, One Crazy Summer (Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers) -

Other winners and finalists were


WINNER: Jaimy Gordon, Lord of Misrule (McPherson & Co.)

Peter Carey, Parrot and Olivier in America (Alfred A. Knopf)
Nicole Krauss, Great House (W.W. Norton & Co.)
Lionel Shriver, So Much for That (Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)
Karen Tei Yamashita, I Hotel (Coffee House Press) -


WINNER: Patti Smith, Just Kids (Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers)

Barbara Demick, Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea(Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group)
John W. Dower, Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq(W.W. Norton & Co/The New Press )
Justin Spring, Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Megan K. Stack, Every Man in This Village Is a Liar: An Education in War(Doubleday)


WINNER: Terrance Hayes, Lighthead (Penguin Books)

Kathleen Graber, The Eternal City (Princeton University Press)
James Richardson, By the Numbers (Copper Canyon Press)
C.D. Wright, One with Others (Copper Canyon Press)
Monica Youn, Ignatz (Four Way Books)

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Romeo and Juliet at NJCU and in library books

The ASC’s production of Romeo and Juliet begins this month, and this production will depart from traditional costuming of its actors in authentic Elizabethan dress, and will be featuring a blend of Renaissance and contemporary costumes, music and style.

Romeo and Juliet By William Shakespeare - Craig Colfelt, Play Master
Actor's Shakespeare Company
West Side Theater
285 West Side Avenue
Jersey City,NJ 073055

November 5-21, 2010
7:30 p.m. Fridays
3:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays
201-200-2390/ visit for reservations
$30 general admission,
$15 for students and seniors,
children under 15 pay their age

Some Romeo and Juliet library resources include:

Graphic Novels
Manga Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet Juv. 822.33 .A647r
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Juv.822.33.P1335r

Juvenile Books
Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet Juv. 822.33 .R814sr

Romeo and Juliet Themed Young Adult Novels
If You Come Softly/Woodson Juv. W898i

Romeo's ex : Rosaline's story/Fiedler Juv. F4524r

Romiette and Julio/Draper Juv. D765r

Street Love/Myers Juv. M9967sl

Teacher Resources
Shakespeare Made Easy: Romeo and Juliet
CMC PR2831 .G76 2006
Shakespeare set free : teachingRomeo and Juliet, Macbeth, A midsummer night's dream
CMC PR2987 .S483 1993
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
CMC PR2831 .P34 2005
Gifted books, gifted readers : literature activities to excite young minds (pp.138-142)
CMC LB1575.5.U5 P64 2000

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Bernardsville NJ Children's Book Festival

Children’s Book Festival at
Bernardsville Public Library
1 Anderson Hill Rd
Bernardsville, NJ 07924-2351
(908) 766-0118

Sunday, November 7

Meet children’s book authors and illustrators:
Danny & Kim Adlerman
Pat Cummings
Doris Ettlinger
Megan Halsey
Dar Hosta
Trinka Hakes Noble
Lena Shiffman
Javaka Steptoe
A variety of books will be available for purchase and signing. Great holiday gift idea!
No sign-up is needed.