Matt de la Peña reads Last Stop on Market Street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4irkUDbaIA When you go to the library or the bookstore, you get the power of words on pages. Take a seat on this bus for a few minutes with Newbery Award winner, Matt de la Pena. The Kansas City Library worked with him to re-create the...

The Outsiders Turns 50

Turning 50...know the feeling? In this case the birthday girl...or book as in this case...is a little number called The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton. Yes, The Outsiders is turning 50 this year. 50 years old. So let's do the math...2016 minus 50 means she wrote the book in...

2016 Barron Prize for Young Heroes Awarded

A 17-year old girl who makes 3-D printed prosthetic hands for children all over the world, a 15-year old girl who invented a device she calls BEACON that converts the kinetic energy of ocean tides or any other moving body of water into electricity, a 16-year old boy...