A Sampling of Coming Attractions . . .

Wheels of Wonder

Wheels of Wonder!

A school library on wheels? That's right! PS23Q in District 75 has come up with a very creative solution to providing school library services to its eight separate sites -- Wheels of Wonder -- PS23's new bookmobile! Take a look on October 11th or 12th at this 21st Century vehicle with internet access and a Web-based catalog. It will be parked outside of the Queens College Student Union -- you can't miss it!

Library of Congress Digital Library


Over seven million digitized images in the American Memory Project alone! Learn about the many ways librarians and teachers can use these valuable resources!

Mock Newbery for Middle Schoolers

Lisa Von Drasek, librarian at the Bank Street College School for Children, will share how she conducts a mock Newbery Award selection process with her 8th graders. Discover new and wonderful children's literature at this workshop!

SMART Boards in the Library

Learn how SMART Boards work and how they can be used to make instruction in the library more interactive.

The illustrators are coming! The illustrators are coming! On Thursday October 11th join --

Rocco.John.jpg John Rocco , author/illustrator of the 2007 title Wolf! Wolf! and illustrator of Alice by Whoopi Goldberg and the cover artist for the bestselling series by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Olympians . He has a new picture book coming in Spring 2008 called Moonpowder.

Segal._John.jpgJohn Segal , author/illustrator of The Lonely Moose (Hyperion 2007) and Carrot Soup (Orchard 2004). He also illustrated the Robert San Souci retelling of Kenneth Graham’s classic tale, The Reluctant Dragon. All three books have been included in the Society of Illustrators annual show of best illustrated picture books.
Elise Primavera is an author illustrator, best known for her Auntie Claus books, has a new heavily illustrated chapter book series called Fred & Anthony.

The authors are coming! The authors are coming! On Friday October 12th join --

Patricia McCormick , author of Cut , My Brother’s Keeper and National Book Award Finalist and 2007 Quill Award Winner Sold .

E. Lockhart,E. Lockhart, author of The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, Fly on the Wall, DramaramaThe Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, Fly on the Wall, Dramarama and the forthcoming Spring 08 book The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau BanksThe Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks

Katherine MarshKatherine Marsh , author of debut middle - grade fantasy novel set in New York, The Night TouristThe Night Tourist