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Styling Librarian: What Are You Reading? 5/21/12
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Thanks to Jen and Kellee for the meme!
I’ve been thoroughly distracted lately with various activities, especially the careful stages of preparation for moving to Hong Kong with my family. So, this is briefer than normal.
I loved reading a number of books this past week. I actually read around 20 but thought I’d focus on these only as some I have special posts for:
I personally adored reading this beautiful celebration of individuality and music. I also felt there was an underlying message of peace and personal acceptance which was quite touching. Here is a well written Watch.Connect.Read introduction to Kali’s Song by Mr. Schu- includes some of the beautiful illustrations in addition to an interview with one of my favorite inspiring authors/illustrators Jeanette Winter: http://mrschureads.blogspot.com/2012/03/kalis-song-by-jeanette-winter-interview.html
-Side note, I read: Mama: A True Story In Which A Baby Hippo Loses His Mama During A Tsunami but Finds A New Home And A New Mama by Jeanette Winter to my first graders this week, they were in awe over the illustrations she created throughout the book. I connected this book to wild weather impacting humans and animal books. I’ve shared: Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco, Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival by Kirby Larson, Mary Nethery and Jean Cassels, and Owen and Mzee by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu. I love the videos that can accompany these books as well:
I reread this wonderful picture book a few times this past week, thought I’d share again since it has been on my mind! Here’s my blog about all three fabulous Pete the Cat books: http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2012/01/25/styling-librarian-pete-the-cat-in-all-his-glory/
Neversink by Barry Wolverton – the book I haven’t finished.
I admit it, I kept putting this book down over and over. Sure, I keep wondering what will happen next, but I just haven’t brought myself through this book yet. Finally completed reading this book, I have some pretty compelling book treasures waiting on the book shelf for me right now. I find the connection between Neversink and The Guardians of Ga’Hoole was a little distracting at times. Getting to the conclusion was worth the read.
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