Tag: all ages

Amazing Pop-Up Books for All Ages

Amazing Pop-Up Books for All Ages

Cindy: Pop-up books amaze and delight and sometimes inspire challenging crafting. I have an assortment of pop-up books in my middle school in the leisure-reading area and they are looked at daily. They make the best coffee-table books ever. Readers of all ages will be fascinated by the pop-up books we have for you today, starting […]

Stone Giant by Jane Sutcliffe

Stone Giant by Jane Sutcliffe

Lynn:  The giant lay in the courtyard of the Cathedral for 40 years.  It had been hammered on, had a large hole chiseled in it and the weather had scoured it.  And then Michelangelo’s friends wrote him a letter begging him to come home and take on the giant.  This is the wonderful true story […]

Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox

Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox

Lynn:  Picture books featuring adorable animals are commonplace.  Picture books about a real-life elephant seal who won the hearts of an entire town?  Rare!  In the author’s note, Cox,  a famous long-distance swimmer, tells of first hearing the story of Elizabeth during a trip to New Zealand.  She says she knew she would someday have […]

Firefly July Selected by Paul B. Janeczko

Firefly July Selected by Paul B. Janeczko

Lynn:  I know it is early in the year to be announcing favorite books but I have no doubt that Firefly July:  A Year of Very Short Poems (Candlewick 2014) is going to be one of mine.  Let me count the ways that I LOVE this book! The book is divided into seasons beginning with […]

I Met a Dragon Face to Face…

I Met a Dragon Face to Face…

Cindy: March is Reading Month is winding to a close but before it does I want to share a creative project made by our video productions teacher at Harbor Lights Middle School, Heather Postma. Heather and her students support the library and reading often with interviews, book talks, and other literary features but she outdid […]

Book of Animal Poetry edited by J. Patrick Lewis

Book of Animal Poetry edited by J. Patrick Lewis

Cindy: It’s impossible for me to pick a favorite page in this book. Okay, maybe I am partial to the grasshopper opposite the title page. The angle of the photograph makes it appear as if the little guy is flying overhead. But there’s no poetry on that page, so that can’t be my favorite. 2011 […]

The Hueys in The New Sweater by Oliver Jeffers

The Hueys in The New Sweater by Oliver Jeffers

Lynn:  When I saw Oliver Jeffers’ new book at our public library I grabbed it instantly.  The focus group and I had loved Stuck and I was eager to see what wackiness Jeffers was hatching now.  I wasn’t disappointed.  Not only is The Hueys in The New Sweater (Penguin/Philomel 2012) a terrific and oddball little […]

Tag, Toss & Run by Paul Tukey & Victoria Rowell

Tag, Toss & Run by Paul Tukey & Victoria Rowell

Lynn:  Summer is winding down (sob) but there’s still plenty of days ahead that are ideal for outside play.  Tag, Toss & Run: 40 Classic Lawn Games (Storey 2012) is another ALA conference find that is sure to be helpful for entertaining your own kids or grandkids, or running excess energy off active little ones […]

Rock the Drop 2012

Rock the Drop 2012

Cindy and Lynn: Tomorrow, Thursday, 4.12.12 is Rock the Drop Day. What’s that, you say? Readergirlz Blog and Figment sponsors this annual event and Cindy spied it on a friend’s Facebook page this week (thank you Stacy Dillon of Welcome to My Tweendom). The details are spelled out here, but basically you are encouraged to leave […]

Classic Tie-Ins

Classic Tie-Ins

Cindy: I’m reading a classic. Don’t faint. You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings. No, that quote is not about me reading a classic, although it could be. It’s the opening of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Last fall we read […]