The votes are in!
The 2012 ALA Award Winners (Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, etc.) were announced last week, and we were thrilled to see some of our favorites on the list. (Bonus points if you can name the picture book characters in the voting booths above.) While some winners and honors were easy to predict (A Ball for Daisy, Inside Out and Back Again), there were some real surprises this season as well.
Check out the full list of winners here, or a condensed list plus a few reviews over at Horn Book. And don't forget to head on over to Green Bean to check out the winners in person!
PART ONE OF MAURICE SENDAK ON THE COLBERT REPORT!
PART TWO OF MAURICE SENDAK ON THE COLBERT REPORT!
HILARIOUS! What a goof troup, these two! I love how Sendak is wearing New Balance sneakers, and when Colbert says, "I don't believe in monkeys."
In another mood entirely...
_THE NPR interview, on Fresh Air, which will make you cry, cry, cry.
"When I did Bumble-ardy, I was so intensely aware of death," he says. "Eugene, my friend and partner, was dying here in the house when I did Bumble-ardy. I did Bumble-ardy to save myself. I did not want to die with him. I wanted to live as any human being does. But there's no question that the book was affected by what was going on here in the house. ... Bumble-ardy was a combination of the deepest pain and the wondrous feeling of coming into my own. And it took a long time. It took a very long time."
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_ Emily Winfield Martin--creator of the The Black Apple’s Paperdoll Primer--will celebrate her beautiful new book--Oddfellow’s Orphanage—at Green Bean Books on February 19th at 2 PM.
This event will include an Emily-led drawing activity, as strange and breathtaking as ever.
“What do an onion-headed boy, a child-sized hedgehog, and a tattooed girl have in common? They are all orphans at Oddfellow's Orphanage! This unusual early chapter book began life as a series of full-color portraits with character descriptions. Author/illustrator Emily Martin has fleshed out the world of Oddfellow's with a cozy collection of tales that follows a new orphan, Delia, as she discovers the delights of her new home. From classes in Cryptozoology and Fairy Tale Studies to trips to the circus, from Annual Hair Cutting Day to a sea monster-sighting field trip, things at Oddfellows are anything but ordinary ...”
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We're so excited!
GUESS WHAT! Stellar singer/songwriter Laura Veirs is coming to GREEN BEAN! Gather round on February 29th at 11 AM to hear songs off her new album of folk for kids, "Tumble Bee," and chat with Laura about life as a music-maker!
This event is FREE!
The lovely Carson Ellis, another friend of Green Bean Books, did the album artwork!
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“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books which you can't tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.”
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
It's official. The entire Green Bean team is head-over-heels for John Green's latest book, The Fault in Our Stars. And we're not the only ones. Check out the incredible reviews from around the web...
NPR "Love In A Time Of Cancer"
New York Times "The Tenacity of Hope"
The Horn Book Review
USA Today "The Fault in Our Stars is Not a 'Cancer Book'"
Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
Leaky News TFIOS From A Dutch Perspective
If only Hazel and Augustus could jump out of those pages and spend the day with us. We just love those two.
There are still a few copies left in store, so don't miss out on one of the best books of the year!
(And don't forget to bring your tissues.)
-- Andrea (Book-Scout)
Snow Day Celebration!
We'll be crafting twinkly pipe cleaner snowflakes, reading snow stories, singing snow songs and playing games!
Sunday, January 22th at 2 PM
This event is free! Please call to reserve a spot: 503-954-2354
Mark Fearing, outrageous illustrator of The Book That Eats People will touch down at Green Bean Books to share his latest concoction, The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot! This is the story of three extra-terrestrials who take off into the galaxy on their first space adventure, and are met with a pretty fearsome techno-villain. We'll be making alien eyeballs with kids and having a blast (off)! Join us on Sunday, November 20th at 2pm for this free event at Green Bean Books!