Monthly Archives: March 2008

Books Save Me: a poem about books by Cheryl Rainfield

missha / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA Books Save Me Books bring spring into my heart when it feels like winter, show me doors when it feels like there are only walls, and surprise me into laughter that I didn’t know … Continue reading

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A creative way to spell out “spring.”

UK farmer David Kennard has some talented sheepdogs who, with his help, had his sheep spell out the word “spring.” I love creative and unusual ways of spelling words; it feels like art to me. See the article here. Found … Continue reading

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Junie B Jones is now a musical

A musical based on Barbara Park’s Junie B. Jones books has opened off Broadway at NYC’s Lucille Lortel Theatre. The musical (the same name as the series) stars Jennifer Cody, and features lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina … Continue reading

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some neat ads about education and the need for supplies

Brazillian ad company Escala Comunication and Marketing has created some powerful ads about the need for supplies for education; both the tagline and the images are powerful, the text and the images building on each other. “When you run out … Continue reading

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A pop-up book with letters of the alphabet in different type faces

If you love books, writing, letters, or cool design, ABC3D by Marion Bataille (published by Roaring Brook Press) may appeal to you. It’s a pop-up book, with each letter of the alphabet shaped not only in a different type face, … Continue reading

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Moving…

I’ve been posting shorter posts lately because I’m packing for a move, but still trying to have some content. I will post longer posts and more frequently when I can. Right now I’m surrounded by boxes, stacked along the walls … Continue reading

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Gifts: A Poem About the Gifts Books Give Me by Cheryl Rainfield

Raymond Larose / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND Gifts when I open a good book I find wide open spaces where I can fly, warm hands to hold mine, and a balm for my scarred heart. Cheryl Rainfield, all rights reserved. … Continue reading

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typewriter made out of cardboard and glue (art)

I love art that involves things from the reading or writing world. This typewriter by artist Chris Gilmour is made completely out of cardboard and glue, and is life sized. Pretty amazing, eh? The artist has created many other everyday … Continue reading

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another children’s book is being made into a movie – How to Train Your Dragon

Cressida Cowell’s How to Train Your Dragon (Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III) is going to be made into a 3-D animated movie, with stars Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill and Christopher Mintz-Lasse as the voices. … Continue reading

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Flip Book – Delight yourself with a Rainbow In Your Hand

Remember those flip books, where you’d flip the pages and see animation? Well, this is even cooler. This is a book where you flip the pages, and you see the illusion of a rainbow arcing between the pages. Wow! The … Continue reading

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