Junior Library Guild honor

A Junior Library Guild Selection for Spring 2014Chasing Cheetahs: The Race to Save Africa’s Fastest Cats has been chosen as A Junior Library Guild Selection for Spring 2014. The Junior Library Guild’s honor is unique because it is awarded in advance of the publication date. Chasing Cheetahs will be published this April.

Booklist has chosen The Tapir Scientist as one of its Top Ten Books on Sustainability for Youth: 2014.

How Thinking in Pictures Brought Temple Grandin Success. The fourth, fifth and sixth graders who are part of Wolcott Elementary School’s Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Club have been reading Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World. Many of the students wanted to know more about Temple Grandin’s work with animals. Others were interested in how Sy researched and wrote her books.

Sy answered their questions on Vermont Public Radio. You can listen or read a transcript of the short interview here.