The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry My Thoughts: 4/5 Stars It's the early 13th century in the small town of Provensa (modern day Provence, France) and Dolssa, a young, Christian girl is condemned as a heretic by the Catholic Church for preaching about her relationship with her "beloved" (Jesus Christ). Friar Lucien de Saint-Honore is … Continue reading Review: The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry
Just One Day by Gayle Forman My Thoughts: 3/5 Stars Allyson Healey is finishing an unsatisfying European tour gifted to her for graduating high school when she meets an irresistible actor, Willem De Ruiter. Willem convinces her to salvage her trip by going to Paris for one spontaneous day. Typically, Allyson is a strict rule-follower, planner, and … Continue reading Review: Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Books of the Day: Good-Night, Owl! by Pat Hutchins Can't Sleep Without Sheep by Susanna Leonard Hill Goodnight, Numbers by Danica McKellar Songs and Actions of the Day: Ukulele Opening Tune: This Old Man Storytime, storytime, Welcome to our storytime, with lots of books And fun for me and you We will sing and dance … Continue reading Storytime: Bedtime
I found this very cute image while looking through spring display boards and turned it into my spring display board. I hunted down the owner, a school librarian in Texas with a great blog for her school library (http://smithvilleelementarylibrary.blogspot.com/). Mrs. Gutierrez gave me the A-OK to post my display and share the template with you here. … Continue reading Spring Library Display: My Peeps!
Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar My Thoughts: 3.5/5 Stars It’s 1966 and fifth-grader Ruthie Mizrahi and her family have recently immigrated to New York City from Cuba. Ruthie is beginning to find her place in school and on the playground when a devastating car accident leaves her bedridden for almost a year. The realities of […]
I just put out a new discovery kit in my library that includes play tools and blocks for kids to explore. It inspired me to create a similar storytime: Construction. Books of the Day: Billions of Bricks: A Counting Book About Building by Kurt Cyrus B Is for Bulldozer: A Construction ABC by June Sobel … Continue reading Storytime: Construction
Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar My Thoughts: 3.5/5 Stars It’s 1966 and fifth-grader Ruthie Mizrahi and her family have recently immigrated to New York City from Cuba. Ruthie is beginning to find her place in school and on the playground when a devastating car accident leaves her bedridden for almost a year. The realities of … Continue reading Review: Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
My storytime craft for Valentine's Day was having the kids make paper hearts. The results made an awesome display!
After last week's kissy, love-filled Valentine's storytime I needed a topic to cut the mush. Crocs and alligators to the rescue! Books of the Day: The Crocodile Who Didn't like Water by Gemma Merino The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli Alligators and Crocodiles: Hunters of the Night by Elaine Landau Songs and Actions of the Day: … Continue reading Storytime: Crocodiles and Alligators
"We Are the Dinosaurs" by Laurie Berkner is being published as a children's picture book! Me: The Book: Haven't heard the song? Check it out. Kids love this song, and I hope they love the book too!