From the Editor - Bookology Magazine Children's Literature Tue, 08 Dec 2015 13:22:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 69996714 From the Editor Tue, 08 Dec 2015 06:29:53 +0000

by Marsha Qualey Here in the upper Midwest most of us are waiting for the other shoe to drop. We’ve had a hint of winter, and we all suspect the real thing will arrive soon.  Meanwhile, the landscape is brown, with the occasional flash of color from holiday trimmings, birds, blaze orange outerwear.  The National Book Awards were bestowed last month at what’s probably the fanciest book event in the U.S.… more ]]> 0 7723
From the Editor Tue, 03 Nov 2015 13:00:17 +0000

by Marsha Qualey Thank goodness for public libraries. I’ve been a user and fan for well over 50 years now, but for the last eight months, as I’ve worked with the other bookologists putting together the magazine, I’ve put more book miles on my card than in many years combined. My local library is the largest in a consortium of nearly 50 libraries in western Wisconsin, which means delivery of special requests happens quickly; that reach and speed has been a key element in my ability to keep up with the necessary book work.… more ]]> 0 7276
From the Editor Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:57:10 +0000

by Marsha Qualey Welcome! It’s the first Tuesday of the month and time to launch a new month of Bookology. Our October Bookstorm™ has as its centerpiece the wonderful picture book Bulldozer’s Big Day, the first time we’ve focused on a picture book for young readers. Bulldozer’s Big Day was written by Sibert honor author Candace Fleming and illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Eric Rohmann.… more ]]> 0 7036
From the Editor Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:00:24 +0000

by Marsha Qualey Welcome to Bookology. Thank you for coming back, or checking us out for a first look, or for pausing if you landed here by accident. Returning readers know that each month much of our content is connected to the magazine’s monthly centerpiece: the Bookstorm™, a bibliography of books and websites compiled and written by our chief Bookologist, Vicki Palmquist, which has at its starting point a single book.… more ]]> 3 6631
From the Editor Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:00:35 +0000

by Marsha Qualey Welcome to the sixth issue of Bookology. This month’s Bookstorm™ Book is Catch You Later, Traitor, the latest novel by Newbery medalist Avi. Set in the 1950s in New York City during the era of communist-hunting, the novel explores the long and frightening reach of government into private lives under the guise of security and patriotism and how a pointed and accusing finger can cause so much damage. … more ]]> 4 6239