May 9, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I’m reading Oliver Jeffers books all week to kids at school and we are all loving it. He’s pretty much perfect. Not only does he do many, many wonderful picture books, but has some truly enchanting iPad versions of his books! Read by the one and only Helena Bonham Carter!?!? The kids go crazy for this. Dying. Check it out:
April 18, 2013 § Leave a Comment
April 13, 2013 § Leave a Comment
This week at work was crazy busy….two words for you: Book Fair. BOOOOOOOOO.
Of course I love that it allows me to have additional funds for my library, I do admit that it is one big pain in the you know what. I tried to brighten each day this week by reading Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski. I love Zagarenski’s illustrations…they are to die. She also did this book, which is fabulous as well.
March 8, 2013 § Leave a Comment
However, I am happy to announce that I have stopped watching HBO’s GIRLS. I realized that the anger it incites in me is not healthy and all the elements I enjoyed last season have virtually disappeared this season. In short….Enlightened > GIRLS.
Ready for the weekend…like, whoa. It was a tough week at work full of standardized testing…kids stressed, staff stressed.
Family from out of town arriving on Sunday. Can’t wait!
February 24, 2013 § Leave a Comment
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January 11, 2013 § 2 Comments
Not only is it Friday, but I had an excellent first week back–not sick and loving it. What’s a better way to celebrate Friday than with an illustrated diary excerpt from Susan Sontag?! I love Susan Sontag and San Francisco illustrator Wendy MacNaughton nails it. Found it on brainpickings and I’m hoping it’s the first of a series…
Macnaughton also did this:
December 18, 2012 § Leave a Comment
September 24, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Have I mentioned how much I enjoy my new job?
Because I get to research, read, and show kids stuff like this. William Joyce is a brilliant illustrator, writer, and filmmaker who created this wonderful short film that received the Academy Award for Best Animated Short in 2011. There is a beautiful picture book to accompany it, which I will be reading to my students this week, along with showing them the film.
So beautiful. Enjoy!
August 22, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I am lucky enough to be constantly surrounded by children’s books in my new job. Children’s book illustrations are probably on my top ten list of things I generally LOVE LOVE LOVE.
I love that I will get to consistently read new books and see many books that I have missed since being young enough to sit in a library and look for hours.
How beautiful are these illustrations from Allen Say’s excellent picture book, Grandfather’s Journey, Caldecott Medal winner for 1993.