Video clips of storytellers The Hag of Old Greenwich and Motoko telling their tales at Nightmares on October 29th:
Author Tony Hillerman died Tuesday at age 83. He is most famous for a series of mystery stories set on the Navajo Reservation. Hillerman captured the essence of the discord between the modern society and the Navajo, or Dineh, world of spirits, nature, and magic. Perrot has a collection of his mysteries and other titles … Read more
Take a look at Youth Services’ brand-new Our Picks! list for November 2008— it features more seasonal books our staff enjoyed (and we know you will, too!) And, here are some bonus picture books about our favorite fall fruit, the apple: The Apple Pie Tree (E HALL): Describes an apple tree as it grows leaves … Read more
Author F.E. Higgins visited with the Young Critics’ Club and Young Young Critics’ Clubs on Monday, October 20th. Here’s a video clip where Higgins discusses inspiration and combating writer’s block: There are lots more video clips and information on F.E. Higgins books on our website. Take a look!
The New York Times published an inspiring article yesterday about Luis Soriano, a teacher who runs a donkey-drawn bookmobile in Colombia, in order to improve the lives of children who live in his impoverised region.
Don’t forget to sign up for your free tickets to NIGHTMARES, Perrot’s annual evening of TERRIFYING TALES, at the Youth Services Desk. It’s so scary, it makes adults FAINT! Only brave young souls in grades 2 and up may attend…
Take at a look at Perrot’s Halloween book displays! Some of our selections: Baby Costumes, by Bettine Roynon, has an adorable collection of outfits for baby and toddler costumes. There are 24 ideas in this book, and each one is cuter than the next! We also have a Pumpkin Chic: Decorating with Pumpkins and Gourds, … Read more
The Poetry Foundation has selected Mary Ann Hoberman as the new Children’s Poet Laureate! Hoberman inherits the two-year position from Jack Prelutsky. She is the author of 45 books, nearly all of which are written in verse. Take a look at Perrot’s selection of Mary Ann Hoberman’s books.
The Winter/Spring 2008 edition of Perrot’s newsletter, Précis, is now available! Watch for your copy in the mail, pick up a copy in the library, or read it online (in PDF format).
Sigourney Weaver has been in over 50 movies (theatrical and TV). She attended the Yale School of Drama in New York. Although Weaver has played a number of critically acclaimed roles in movies, she is best known for her appearances as Warrant Officer/Lieutenant Ellen Ripley in the blockbuster Alien movie franchise. Ghostbusters When ghosts go … Read more
The Olympics are over, but perhaps you missed some of the highlights or would like to see them again. Perrot now has three new non-fiction DVD’s (796.48 BEIJI) that will recapture the excitement of these events: Beijing 2008 Complete Opening Ceremony: A two-volume DVD which will allow you to relive the complete Opening Ceremony or … Read more
New to Perrot’s Picture Book Collection: SOURPUSS and SWEETIE PIEby Norton Justerillustrated by Chris Raschka Knock, knock~Who’s there?Nanna and Poppy never quite know who is going to show up to visit. Will it be Sourpuss or Sweetie Pie? Their granddaughter can be either. Most of the time she’s kind, polite, respectful and fun. But other … Read more