Odds and Book Ends: June 25, 2010

Summer Reading: 60 titles for 92 days. Having trouble deciding what to read this season? Let the  LA Times help you with a selection, made by the Times’ book editors, of forthcoming titles.

July Reviews of the Latest Spanish-Language Titles for children. This libraryjournal.com article contains numerous reviews for childrens literature appropriate for preschool to high school age students.

The United States Board on Books for Young People Nominates RIF for 2011 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the world’s largest prize for children’s and young adult literature and the second-largest literature prize in the world. Learn more about this award and the other nominees by going to www.alma.se/en/.

Bill Hanney presents Theatre by the Sea in Matunuck Rhode Island. Visit every Friday from July 2 through August 20th to take part in the Children’s Festival. This festival will feature original music performances, Airborne comedians, and puppet theatre!

Early book satchels used by monks go on display in Edinburgh, Scotland. The leather book satchels have gone on display as part of a three year research project into early Scottish history.