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 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.
July 12, 2012 § 6 Comments
How amazing are these posters from writer and illustrator Evan Robertson?!?!
I want them all. Framed. Right now.
June 21, 2012 § 7 Comments
Halfway done with 2012 already! Time to look and check on my New Year’s resolutions…
Looks like I’m doing pretty well!
1. Finish yoga teacher training
I can definitely check this off–I graduate next Wednesday!
2. Be a better baker
Yeah…this is definitely still a work in progress…Especially since I stopped buying a few things…
3. Read 30 books
I’m right on track with this one. I just looked at my list of books read so far this year…13 with two in progress! Here’s what I’ve read so far:
5. Try to be more patient in daily life.
Doubt I’ll ever be able to cross this one off the list…
May 30, 2012 § 3 Comments
May 22, 2012 § 2 Comments
Atticus Finch - To Kill a Mockingbird
Easily makes my top ten books and movies…almost died when I realized there has been no mention of Master Atticus on this blog before now. Apologies to all!
May 21, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I have been known to judge a book by its cover. I love love love when a book has a beautiful and intriguing cover, shouting “pick me! pick me!” from the shelves.
There are some beautiful covers coming up in 2012, awarded the best in design from the Australian Publishers Association.
Best Designed Cover of the Year: The Art of Pasta - Lucio Galletto and David Gale (Penguin)
If you also appreciate great covers and design, I encourage you to check out The Book Cover Archive. But beware, it is incredibly comprehensive and will easily distract you from other tasks…
May 9, 2012 § 3 Comments
In honor of Maurice Sendak’s death yesterday, I want to share some of my favorite children’s books.
A few years ago, I originally wanted to get my master’s in children’s literature, so they are pretty much one of my favorite things ever.
I have about a thousand more favorites, along with Where the Wild Things Are of course.
what are your favorites?
April 25, 2012 § 2 Comments
February 20, 2012 § 9 Comments