The Klipfish Code
Anna Zbacnik, Library Media Specialist, put together this great video book trailer for The Klipfish Code.
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Frozen by Mary Casanova
for young adults


since the day she was found lying in a snowbank during a howling storm. Like her voice, her memories of her mother and what happened that night were frozen. more »

Video book trailer for Frozen
A New Winter Favorite!

One-Dog Sleigh by Mary Casanova and Ard Hoyt

Mary Casanova and Ard Hoyt have created a winter version of their popular picture book. Filled with lyrical text, bouncy rhythm, and whimsical illustrations, this is one heart-warming and adventurous sleigh ride you won’t want to miss. Bundle up and climb aboard! more»

Don't miss these two companion books,
also by Mary Casanova and Ard Hoyt:
One-Dog Canoe and Utterly Otterly Night.

And don't miss Dirk Yeller!
The Day Dirk Yeller Cames to Town

When Dirk Yeller scours the town for something to stop his itchin’ and twitchin’ and jumpin’ and rattlin’no one seems able to help … except Sam, he knows the perfect solution!

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Awards and Recognition for Dirk Yeller

Kansas’ Bill Martin Jr. Award winner! (2013)

Missouri's Show-Me Award master list (2014)

Arizona’s Grand Canyon Reader master list (2014)

Arkansas’ Diamond Award master list (2014)

Minnesota’s Star of the North master list (2014)

Florida State Reading List Book Award master list (2012-13)

Montana’s Treasure State Award (2013)

South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominee (2013-14)

A night at the June 2014 Northeastern MN Book Awards with (2nd from left) MPR Host Cathy Wurzer, author William Kent Krueger, me, UMN Press editor Erik Anderson, and author Margi Preus.

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