September 13, 2019

 A young adult novel by Arvin Ahmadi.

A view of life -

lived by the kind of young people I see every week.

The main character

is Saakeet/Scott

whose parents have taken great care to guide his life towards success.

He is expected to intern in a laboratory during his summer br...

August 11, 2018

 "The Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1)" by Mac Barnett with illustrations by Mike Lowery

will make everyone laugh . . . right out loud . . even if they think they are all grown up and too cool to laugh.

It's filled with historical facts (you can look them up.)  There'...

July 30, 2018

The first sentence captured my attention and I wanted to know Etty right away.
This story has strong characters, excellent relationships and a modern take on life today.

I'm gonna suggest Reading groups get copies right away and plan their Fall gatherings. "Etty Steel...

June 19, 2018

On my way to the movie I'll return a library book.

 I'd added a copy to the project I've been enjoying.

This one i had not read.  Of course, if i want to encourage people to read, it's best to be able to discuss the joy of a story with them.

Right?

So, I borrowed this copy...

June 7, 2018

I have a book project  . . . I'm sure I've told you lots of times.

And

I still read a LOT on my own.

Thanks to Abebooks I've discovered Norman Lewis.  I'd like to develop writing skill like his . . . wow.

Let's see, the two project books this week were:

 Do you remember rea...

April 18, 2018

I'm taking some classes.

(Doesn't it ALWAYS seem I'm studying?)

And

Enjoying a reading project.

Speaking of reading,

 I checked this out from the library last week because it's on a reading list. 

I figure, if I'm going to ask a student about the book they are reading,...

March 18, 2018

One of the things I do every Wednesday Morning is check the book shelves.

Last week I discovered a delightful, new Early Reader called

"The Pope's Cat" by Jon M. Sweeney, illustrated by Roy DeLeon

 Our Story Time children will grow into Early Readers, so I shared about th...

March 4, 2018

Apologies for not "checking in" lately.

I'll try to make up for it by sharing some books with you, okay?

First, i want to tell you about the Middle Reader

"Bud, Not Buddy" by Christopher Paul Curtis

"It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan.

Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may...

January 1, 2018

Wowzer!

It's been so cold here, many of us needed to

 relax at home until our schedules kick back into gear.

Last Story Time of 2017 was Great Fun. 

We read "and the train goes. . . " by william bee.

This book is a story lady favorite.  

I cleared my personal bookcase t...

May 29, 2017

 It's Memorial Weekend.  Most of my neighbors have gone on holiday and it's super quiet.  My Guard Dog has nothing to bark about.  Here's a picture book celebrating life imagined.  A true cacophony of JOY occurs when all the neighbors are home.

The b...

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