Children’s literature gems

Contact: Jill Davis

ALA Editions

800-545-2433 ext. 5418


For Immediate Release

June 9, 2009

ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, just released
“Children's Literature Gems: Choosing and Using Them in Your Library Career” by Elizabeth Bird. With her strong passion for children’s books and the profession, Bird will help readers:

  • Build and manage their children’s collection.
  • Strike a balance between award winners and classics.
  • Arrange the children’s section to best showcase and display books.
  • Review the basics of storytime, storytelling and booktalking.
  • Add the 100 children’s books that belong in every library.

Bird is a senior children’s librarian with New York Public Library’s Children’s Center at 42nd Street. She runs the children’s literary blog A Fuse #8 Production on the “School Library Journal” website. Bird has written articles for “Horn Book Magazine” and currently reviews for “Kirkus.” In 2004 she earned her master’s in Library and Information Science at The College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minn.

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