Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Chapter Book Club Picnic












The sign says: "I read ten chapter books. How about you?" Left, first graders. Right, second graders.

I feel so proud of the 127 first and second graders at my school who read ten chapter books this year!



For more wordless photos, go to Wordless Wednesday.

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by West Metro Mommy ReadsTo participate in Saturday Snapshot: post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken and then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky at West Metro Mommy Reads.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Summer!

My summer starts this Friday (at noon, in fact). I love my job as a school librarian, but I am so, so ready for summer this year.

My plans for summer are simple: I'm doing #bookaday, so I plan to read a book every day during the nine weeks I am off. I'm going to BookExpo America (BOOKEXPO AMERICA!) next week, and I can't wait for that. I'm planning to work on my book a little every day and practice my Spanish and walk mornings and swim and do yoga...but that's it. Nothing else. Nine weeks of rest and relax. 

I've made some Summer Reading Rules I thought I'd share with you. See what you think....


SUMMER READING RULES

1. Read anything you want.
2. Read any time you want.
3. Read any place you want.

That's it. 

I realize these are pretty stringent rules, but I encourage you to try to follow them as best you can. 


What are you doing this summer?



Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Good Grief, It's Almost Summer!

Two things that makes my heart go pitter-patter today:

1. My summer starts in (woo hoo!) five days!

2. I will be going to BookExpo America in ten days!


WHAT I READ THIS WEEK (7 Books = A Book a Day!)


 

I think one of these may be the best book I read this year. Can you guess which one?


WHAT I'M READING NOW



Will you be at BookExpo? Let me know if I should look for you in NYC. If you can't make it this year, are you planning to attend Armchair BookExpo? It's not too late to sign up. Register here.


What are you reading today? 



What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. 
 It is now being hosted here.

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.





Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Because You Asked...Authors from the 2017 TLA Conference

How many can you name?

1. The Princess and the Warrior author

2. Author of The Dot and other books for children about creativity

3. Recent winner of the Newbery

4. Adult mystery writer

5. Winner of this year's Caldecott

6. Dinosaur vs. Bedtime author

7. Author and illustrator of children's nonfiction

8. Author of Newbery Honor book Afternoon of the Elves

9. Chrysanthemum author

10. YA speculative fiction author

11. Author of stories about Gandhi's grandson

12. Children's author and racial equality activist

13. Our current children's book ambassador

14. Hank the Cowdog author

15. YA mystery author

16. Author of the Princess in Black series

17. Author of over 45 books for kids

18. Illustrator and author of the Lola Levine series

19. Cartoonist and author of the wildly popular Hazardous Tales series

20. Poet, storyteller, children's author

21. Longtime edgy YA author

22. Mexican-born author of YA fiction

23. Author of the Mother Bruce series

24. Adult author of many books

25. Children's picture book author who lives in Austin

26. Children's and YA author including N.E.R.D.S.

27. Middle grade series author

28. To All the Boys I've Loved Before author

29. YA author from Jamaica

30. Author of YA historical fiction 

31. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind author

32. Author of middle grade books in verse

33. Children's picture book author and illustrator (who is, actually, not from Texas)


Answers: 1. Duncan Tonatiuh  2. Peter Reynolds  3. Kwame Alexander
4. Sara Paretsky  5. Javaka Steptoe  6. Bob Shea
7. Melissa Sweet  8. Janet Taylor Lisle  9. Kevin Henkes
10. Emily Henry  11. Bethany Hegedus  12. Don Tate
13. Gene Luen Yang  14. John R. Erickson  15. Sheryl Scarborough
16. Shannon Hale  17. Linda Joy Singleton  18. Angela Dominguez and Monica Brown
19. Nathan Hale  20. Janice N. Harrington  21. Gordon Korman
22. Adi Alsaid  23. Ryan T. Higgins  24. Greg Iles
25. Chris Barton  26. Michael Buckley  27. Margaret Peterson Haddix
28. Jenny Han  29. Nicola Yoon  30. Ruta Sepetys
31. Bryan Mealer  32. K.A. Holt  33. Jon Agee

How many did you get?



What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. 
 It is now being hosted here.

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.