Happy Pi Day everyone! In honor of this Pi-rrific occasion, let us celebrate with some math humor and good reads.
What is the official animal of Pi Day?… the PI – thon!
The roundest knight at King Arthur’s was Sir Cumference… He ate too much Pi!
How many pastry chefs does it take to make a pie?… 3.14
How far can you recite pi?… Cherry, Apple, Pecan, Blueberry…
What was Sir Isaac Newton’s favorite dessert?… Apple pi!
Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
Cool Flexagon Art by Anders Hanson
Pies and Tarts by Kristina Petersen Migoya
The Siren by Kiera Cass
Butter by Erin Jade Lange
Don't forget to eat some pie! It's delicious.
Early this morning the 2016 ALA Youth Media Awards were announced. These titles where chosen as the year's best of the best. I will just highlight a few of the notable winners. For the full list of titles check out: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2016/01/american-library-association-announces-2016-youth-media-award-winners.
Printz Award - for excellence in literature written for young adults:
William C. Morris Award - debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens:
Caldecot Award - most distinguished picture book for children:
Newbery Award - most outstanding contribution to children's literature:
This week at your library you will be able to "Embrace Your Inner Geek" by building a spaghetti tower, discussing pi, speed reading your way through a dictionary, and more. The geeky possibilities are endless. The dates, times, and locations are below.
In the meantime, why not take The Geek Test or read a few of these titles.
The National Teen Lock-In: Masquerade Madness is almost here! This is a nation wide event in which teens from all over the country will be participating. For three hours you will be able to run around, be loud, and eat in your library. Perhaps this list of items will convince you to register for the lock-in:
Just click on the image or stop in at your library to register.
To pass the time until the lock-in, I have selected a few titles that are written by the authors, or deal with murder, dancing, or madness. Enjoy.
The Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Awards recognizes the best nonfiction book written for young adults. The finalists include:
Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming
Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business—and Won! by Emily Arnold McCully
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin
Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen
Check out one of these books today and see if you select the winner.
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