We Love the Library!

It is National Library Week and I don't know what I would do without the library. As a child, I spent lots of time making my way through the books in my various local libraries and now it is a happy place for me as an adult. When I think about how much money I … Continue reading We Love the Library!

In Praise of Your Local Librarian

National Library week occurs every year towards the beginning of April. I may have missed the actual celebration this year, but in my mind, we should always be celebrating the librarian, so I've put together a few outstanding nonfiction picture books about librarians for this week's nonfiction picture book challenge. One of my all time … Continue reading In Praise of Your Local Librarian

Patricia Polacco and a Love Affair with Books

How much TV is too much TV? Welcome to Triple Creek, where the townspeople watch TV day and night. They watch it when they're eating, working, playing, and sleeping. They even use TVs to teach the kids at school. Check out this amazing book by Patricia Polacco that looks at our technology addiction.

Poetry to make you think

Recently my 3rd grade daughter had a quick unit on poetry. I was thrilled that they were teaching this as it is such an important style of writing. The more comfortable you can get kids with poetry at an early age, the better, in my opinion. So when we found the book Echo & Echo, … Continue reading Poetry to make you think

A book lover’s adventure

J has been on a great kick of reading a slightly wider variety of books these days. Not that she doesn't still love her fairy tale themed stories, but we are definitely taking a look at other options. Since she is truly a mini-me, she has the annoying habit of constantly adding to her to-read … Continue reading A book lover’s adventure

biographies of three strong women

I am always on the lookout for something new to strike J's fancy. Since starting this blog, I also look for books that I think are cool. I found these books from a variety of sources and was thrilled when our local library had them. I know that J liked one of these books, but … Continue reading biographies of three strong women

The Return of the Library Dragon

I haven't forgotten this blog, it has just been crazy busy around here and I haven't found the time to write, but I am definitely going to get my act back in gear. So in honor of my own return, here are our thoughts on the Return of the Library Dragon. In 1994, Carmen Agra … Continue reading The Return of the Library Dragon