My friends and family are still repairing their homes after Hurricane Harvey, but this is Texas and we wake up Friday to a rare snow day. Look at these kindergarten faces...a mixture of delight (left and center) and brrrr-this-is-cold-when-are-we-going-back-in (extreme right). We aren't exactly prepared for this kind of weather; one boy wears the only coat he had---a suit jacket. But, man, do we ever have fun, making tiny snow angels and three-inch snowmen.
It is the first time our primary school children ever see snow, and it is a perfect day to share this recent arrival, Mouse Loves Snow. Poppa leads and little Mouse follows suit, as they sled and ice skate and build a snow house and make a snow-mouse-man. With hands and noses still glowing from their romp in our half-inch snowfall, the kids at my school delight in this book. "Mouse loves snow," the last line of the book reads, and the children chime in, "I love snow!"
CYBILS UPDATE: ALMOST FINISHED! 327 BOOKS READ!
I will spend next week reading my last thirty Cybils nominees. Oh my! I can't believe I will read 357 books. That's a lot of books.
I'm starting to work on a huge post about all the wonderful picture books and board books I read to share with you soon.
Now the hard part...choosing the best seven finalists.
What are you reading today?
What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine 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.