Author: Jack Barger (Jack Barger)

Full STEAM Ahead: Condas’ Donation Helps Make Mazza Museum Addition Possible

Full STEAM Ahead: Condas’ Donation Helps Make Mazza Museum Addition Possible

The University of Findlay invites the public to celebrate the planned Joseph and Judith Conda STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics/medicine) Education Center addition to the Mazza Museum, thanks in part to generous lead financial donors Joseph and Judith Conda. A ceremony with the Condas, which will include the unveiling of architectural renderings, will be...

March 28, 2019April 5, 2019
CELEBRATE YOU

CELEBRATE YOU

CELEBRATE YOU. Written by Sherri Duskey Rinker. Illustrated by A. N Kang. Balzer + Bray. $17.99. On this special occasion, we’re just so filled with pride, and we’re thrilled, and we’re grateful, to be at your side. So we’ll pause for a moment to look back and ahead, to say a few things about YOU...

March 15, 2019March 15, 2019
McBeth Does Hometown Proud

McBeth Does Hometown Proud

Author/Illustrator, T.L. McBeth, better known as Trenton McBeath, did his hometown proud on Sunday, February 3, as he gave his first Mazza presentation since being published. Trenton spoke about his latest title, Robot in Love, sharing the process from conception of the idea (which started in about 5th grade) to pitching the idea to his...

February 25, 2019February 25, 2019
Funday Sunday Smash!

Funday Sunday Smash!

Can you believe 1,092 people converged upon the campus of University of Findlay to celebrate Legos Funday Sunday-style? What a turnout! There were over 129 volunteers and 26 different stations. The Greater Toledo Lego Club, Bigelow Hill Intermediate School Lego Club, Snapology, and Girl Scouts of Western Ohio were just a few of the clubs...

February 25, 2019February 25, 2019
CHICKEN TALK

CHICKEN TALK

CHICKEN TALK. Written by Patricia MacLachlan. Illustrated by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Katherine Tegen Books. $17.99. If you like CLICK, CLACK, MOO: COWS THAT TYPE, you’ll get a kick out of this new picture book by Patricia MacLachlan, author of SARAH PLAIN AND TALL. Farmer Otis, his wife Abby, and their children, Willie and Belle, love...

February 19, 2019February 19, 2019
Mazza Museum Holds Watch Party for Big Awards

Mazza Museum Holds Watch Party for Big Awards

The biggest awards in picture books were shown on the big screen on Jan. 28 in the Mazza Museum. Volunteers were invited to join the staff to watch the Youth Media Awards given by the American Library Association. Coffee, and some Caldecott quizzing made the morning a fun time for all. Of course, we kept track of...

January 29, 2019January 29, 2019
I’LL LOVE YOU TILL THE COWS COME HOME

I’LL LOVE YOU TILL THE COWS COME HOME

I’LL LOVE YOU TILL THE COWS COME HOME. Written by Kathryn Cristaldi. Illustrated by Kristyna Litten. Harper. $17.99. “I will love you till the cows come home from a trip to Mars through skies unknown in a rocket ship made of glass and stone. I will love you till the cows come home.” Thus, Cristaldi...

January 23, 2019January 23, 2019
THE LITTLE GIRL WHO WANTED TO BE BIG

THE LITTLE GIRL WHO WANTED TO BE BIG

THE LITTLE GIRL WHO WANTED TO BE BIG. Written and Photographed by Dave Engledow. Harper. $17.99. Dave Engledow takes photography to a new level in this creative story. Frustrated by not being big enough to ride the roller coaster, make her own breakfast, or help Grandma with the yardwork, the featured little girl does everything...

December 17, 2018December 17, 2018
Fall Weekend Conference ’18

Fall Weekend Conference ’18

The Mazza Fall Weekend Conference had something for everyone! The weekend kicked off with the awarding of the Mazza Medallion of Excellence to David A. Carter. The award is given bi-annually to an illustrator who shows diversity of style in their work. David was a perfect choice for this award due to his attention to...

November 15, 2018November 15, 2018
FIRST STAR-A BEAR AND MOLE STORY.

FIRST STAR-A BEAR AND MOLE STORY.

FIRST STAR-A BEAR AND MOLE STORY. Written and Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. Holiday House. $17.99. The latest in Will Hillenbrand’s Bear and Mole books is sure to please. Mole asks Bear to sleep under the sky so they can see the stars. They go on a camping trip, but Mole is afraid to be out...

November 15, 2018November 15, 2018
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