• Who is Pura Belpre and why is she important?

    I've just finished reading The Storyteller's Candle/La velita de los cuentos by Lucia Gonzalez (with illustrations by Lulu Delacre). Most likely few people outside the library world know about Pura Belpre, the first Puerto Rican librarian hired by the New York Public Library system. Her contributions to children's library services are legendary
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by EZReader@evpl on 08-28-2008
  • Paint the Wind

    I just finished reading this book for our Young Hoosier Intermediate Committee. Loved this book! Give this great horse story to upper elementary/middle schoolers. It has plenty of action and adventure with a little sadness and humor thrown in, too. Plus it has a gutsy young lady as the main character. Don't miss one of Pam Munoz Ryan's best
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by EZReader@evpl on 08-21-2008
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