Monthly Archives: September 2010

SLJ’s Trailie Awards Asks Readers to Vote for Their Favorite Book Trailer


SLJ’s Trailie Awards Asks Readers to Vote for Their Favorite Book Trailer.

Check this out to participate in ‘trailies’…I like ‘bookies’ better…selection of favorite books.

PS: SLJ stands for School Library Journal but don’t be frightened.  They are friends.

Trilogy, Trilogy, Trilogy…a new book group for Tfans


Out there are quite a few former Massachusetts Children’s Book Award veterans…now crowding the halls of  7th, 8th and High School. So why care about these reading veterans?  Because they asked…what now?  Of course, it’s too late for some, but for those of you in 6th, 7th & 8th grades I’ve come up with a potential placebo to help you find that ‘reading masses’ fix.  (PS: you don’t have to be a McBas vet to attend Trilogy Group) Meeting 3 times during the school year (on early release days, no less), interested trilogy folk can come together to discuss a particular trilogy, eat a particular pizza and leave with particular insights into that said particular trilogy.  The first oppportunity to experience The Trilogy will be October 21st, Thursday, from 6-7:15 pm at the Library.  The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathon Stroud will be the chosen Tril for that meeting.  Books in the trilogy are: The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem’s Eye, and Ptolemy’s Gate (one of the few books almost made me weep at the end…). SPL has copies of the books and audio versions (which are EXCELLENT) as well.  You can register online on the SPL Events Calendar.  The subsequent gatherings will be in February and June and we can choose the next 2 trilogies if readers are interested in continuing.  So, there. It’s out there, The Trilogy Book Group.  You are invited, invited, invited to give it a try (6yh,7th & 8th graders).