Monthly Archives: November 2007

Read Un-Brella online–one of my favorite picture books

I *love* Un-Brella by Scott E. Franson. It gives me such a feeling of happiness and hope, and it captures a child’s imagination, and sense of endless possibilities. It’s a great wordless fantasy. You can view the entire book online … Continue reading

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book-related perfume

I’m not into perfume. I like natural scents, and am particular. But I love the names of these perfumes that Elizabeth mentioned over at Fuse #8! These perfumes almost make me wish I liked perfume. 🙂 Fun, fun, fun! Paperback … Continue reading

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visit the November Carnival of Children’s Literature

Every month a different blogger puts together some wonderful posts from various blogs on children’s literature, each with a different theme. This month, MotherReader is the host, and her theme is tips, suggestions, and advice for readers, writers, reviewers, and … Continue reading

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Fantastic new way to read picture books online, see if you want to buy them

I’m really excited about LookyBook. LookyBook is a fantastic new site that offers a free way to read entire picture books online, cover to cover. Simply click on the cover of a book you’re interested in reading, and it will … Continue reading

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interview with John Himmelman, author and illustrator of Tudley Didn’t Know

Interviewed by Cheryl Rainfield Tudley Didn’t Know written and illustrated by by John Himmelman Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing Pub Date: May 2006 ISBN-10: 0976494361, ISBN-13: 978-0976494362 Synopsis: When a hummingbird drops a piece of lichen into the pond near him, … Continue reading

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Reading as a Writer and Reviewer

I love books. LOVE them. I love them as a reader, leaping into other worlds, being entertained and moved. I also love them as a writer–appreciating good writing, and learning from it as I read. I often can’t seem to … Continue reading

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Listen to part 1 of a radio interview with Philip Pullman

If you like Philip Pullman’s books (His Dark Materials Trilogy (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass), I Was a Rat!), you’ll be interested in this radio interview with him that aired last night on CBC Radio’s Writers … Continue reading

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Philip Pullman’s books have been removed from two more library bookshelves

Philip Pullman’s books (His Dark Materials series) have been removed from two more library bookshelves–two Toronto-area Catholic school boards, the Durham and Dufferin-Peel Catholic boards (in Ontario, Canada), have removed Pullman’s books while they review the book to see whether … Continue reading

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A lot of good children’s books were nominated for the Cybils awards

Are you interested in seeing which books were nominated for the Cybils awards? Then hop on over and check it out. There are a lot of great books in every category, including some you may not have read or heard … Continue reading

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New York Times’ list of the best children’s picture books in 2007

The New York Times has a list of what they think are the best illustrated children’s books in 2007. They’ve put together a slide show with a page from each of their book choices. I don’t agree with all their … Continue reading

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