The Caledecott and Newbery awards are given each January. Check out these award winning books in the JCPL catalog and more at our Best Books for Young Readers  page.
Word of the month widdershins: counterclockwise, in a left-handed or contrary direction. Jane decided to stir her soup three turns clockwise and a half-turn widdershins, for perfect blending.
4 It's Jacob Grimm's birthday. Read a fairy tale !
11 Amelia Earhart  completed her solo flight from Honolulu to Oakland, Calif. in 1935.
17 Today is Benjamin Franklin 's birthday.
19 It's poet and author Pat Mora 's birthday.
20 It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It's author Tedd Arnold's  birthday. Read a Fly Guy adventure today!
23 It's National Handwriting Day. Send someone a hand-written note today, or visit crayola.com  for writing activities and printables.
24 Gold was discovered in California in 1848. Read a book about the Gold Rush .
27 Today is the birthday of Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland .
29 Edgar Allan Poe 's The Raven was published in 1845.
31 Baseball giant Jackie Robinson  was born on this day in 1919.
Q: What did the horse say when it fell?
A: I've fallen and I can't giddyup!