At the school library where I am working here in Vancouver, I set up a Poem of the Day display and have recruited students to chose poems. Some have been chosen from books and some have written their own. They are all delightful. We are going to have to share more than one poem a day if everyone's choices are going to be displayed!
On a truly happy note, our granddaughter and her parents returned on Sunday from visiting family in Korea. My husband and I were deeply missing our little monkey, Ada, and it was nice to see the grownups too. The house sure is noisier!
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MustReadIn2019 Spring Update
Poem A Day Posts
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2. Early Garden
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6. Word Stew
7. endings are never really
I am trying to read everything by Lauren Castillo that my library carries.
This is the sweetest book about a young boy who wants a pet. He brings home a turtle, but realizes that it isn't happy so he returns it to its pond.
Love love love! I am a city grandma, but so are my grandchildren. The city is a wonderful place for all of us!
NONFICTION PICTURE BOOKS
Anything that will hold the interest of a group of wrangy grade 7's after lunch is amazing, right? I did think this book was stunning before then, but they are living proof. This lyrical story of the big bang theory and how we came to be here on eart, is a delight to read aloud. Ekua Holmes illustrations are glorious.
The absolute worst thing about this book is having to wait for the next one.
I adore the complexity of Morrigan Crowe and the rest of the characters. In the midst of this fabulous fantasy are lessons on being a misfit and bullying. Gemma Whelan’s narration is just brilliant!
I enjoyed this book because I really loved Isabell and her family. I also loved the slow, thoughtful pace. Draper has done a phenomenal job helping middle grade kids understand why we need the Black Lives Matter movement. I also like that she helps adults and other students understand what it’s like to be shuttled back-and-forth between divorced parents.
I was infatuated with this book from the first page. It called upon me to remember all I read about fairies long ago. I adored Wicked Nix and his antics. After finishing it I wanted to crawl back into Lena Coakley's world. Nix is a fairy who was left behind after the last Midsummer's Eve revelry. With the help of Mr. Green, the spirit of the forest, Nix has managed to survive, but now a people has trespassed into their woods. Nix is certain that the queen won't be happy with this turn of events and tries to scare the intruder away. I expected the ending, but was still suprised.
I just started listening to Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan. I'm still reading Love and Laughter in the Time of Chemotherapy by Manjusha Pawagi.
My next audiobook will be whatever shows up or whatever I feel like listening to. I'm hoping to start reading Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson.
PROGRESS ON MY READING GOALS
#MustReadNFIn2018 5/12 1 in progress
25 Books by Canadian Indigenous Authors 6/25
25 books by Canadian Authors 21/25
Goodreads Reading Challenge 121/333