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Anna and the Swallow Man

Cover image from Anna and the Swallow Man
© 2015 by Laura Carlin and used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers.


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World War II tests the depths and strength of an uncommon relationship in this month's Big Picture, Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit. The book offers a terribly realistic look at war but also gives some amount of hope and redemption, illuminated in our quote of the month. On a lighter note, the ALA announced its Youth Literature Prizes this past month and we've got the complete list here for your perusal. We'd also like to happily announce the winner of the Center for Children's Books Gryphon Award, Little Robot; written and illustrated by Ben Hatke. Two books were also give honors, Flutter & Hum: Animal Poems/Aleteo y Zumbido: Poemas de Animales; written and illustrated by Julie Paschkis; and The Long Dog; written and illustrated by Eric Seltzer.



The holidays are over but we're sure you can find more than a few occasions in the upcoming year to use our 2015 Guide Book to Gift Books. This updated and revised edition will help you with all your shopping needs--because who gives anything besides books, right? Over three hundred titles, annotated and organized by age group, will help you select the perfect books for giving (or adding to your own list).


Curious about how The Bulletin works? The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books is the only major reviewing periodical for children's literature whose entire reviewing staff meets regularly, reads and discusses everyone else's reviews for the issue. Check out this video to learn more about our Bulletin reviewing team!



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