Miss Nelson is Missing in Traverse City

Friday, November 20, 2015 - Sara Grochowski

Miss Viola Swamp comes to life on stage!

A play based on the much loved picture books Harry Allard will be playing Thanksgiving weekend at the Traverse City Opera House!

It all starts with the students in Room 207 who were the worst-behaved class in the whole school: spitballs stuck to the ceiling; paper airplanes whizzing through the air – even though they had the sweetest teacher of all, Miss Nelson. But when Miss Nelson unexpectedly does not come to school one day, the class gets the strictest substitute they have ever met: Miss Viola Swamp! The search is on for Miss Nelson, who seems to have vanished. Hopefully the students of Room 207 will find her before it is too late – for them!

Check out the books that inspired the play here.

For ticket information, see here.


The National Book Award 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015 - Sara Grochowski

The 2015 National Book Award winners have been announced!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 National Books Awards. View the winners here!

All shortlisted titles can be browsed here. The 2015 longlists can be found here.

The National Book Award Winners was announced at a gala dinner and ceremony in New York on November 18th. For more information on the Awards and a list of this year’s judges, visit www.nationalbook.org.