Monthly Archives: June 2008

Minister uses children’s books in sermons

I’m not much into organized religion, but if I was, I think I’d want to attend one of minister Susan Sharpe’s picture book sermons. Sharpe created a mini-series of sermons called “Story Book Theology;” each week’s sermon is based on … Continue reading

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Can’t attend the ALA? Check out this video by Fuse #8

Can’t attend the ALA? Stuck wondering what it’s like? Check out this funny, entertaining video by Betsy Bird over at Fuse #8. She covers her first morning at ALA, with more promised for tomorrow. Ohhh, and another one’s up already. … Continue reading

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Looking for children’s summer reading?

Looking for some good books for children for summer? Or some books that have summertime in them? Librarian Mom suggests 10 children’s books that take place in the summer. They’re worth checking out.

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A scarf made from words.

Okay, not really. But words are cut into these scarves using laser beams–and the result is beautiful, at least to me. Probably to a lot of other word lovers, too. 🙂 The scarves are made from microfiber suede, and are … Continue reading

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NY Times Crossword Drawings

I love word games–though I prefer word searches, games like Boggle and Word Search, to crosswords. But I know many people who are crossword enthusiasts. Artist Emily Jo Cureton combines a love of crosswords and a love of art in … Continue reading

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review of picture book Monkey Business by Wallace Edwards

Monkey Business by Wallace Edwards Kids Can Press (July 2008) (paperback edition) ISBN-10: 1554532280, ISBN-13: 978-1554532285 Ages 4-8 (and up) My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Even in a serious meeting, Professor Apeson sensed there might be monkey business … Continue reading

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review of middle grade book Suddenly Supernatural

Suddenly Supernatural: School Spirit by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel Little, Brown & Company (June 2008) ISBN-10: 0316066834, ISBN-13: 978-0316066839 Ages 9-12 My rating: 3 out of 5 stars The undead are ruining my life. I blame my mother. My mother is … Continue reading

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Finding new blogs you like.

I love finding new blogs that I like. I’ve been finding many of them lately. One of the ones that stands out is Travel and Sing. Travel and Sing features original, illustrated poems–which seems to me like a fun way … Continue reading

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review of picture book Some Helpful Tips for a Better World and a Happier Life

Some Helpful Tips for a Better World and a Happier Life by Rebecca Doughty Schwartz & Wade/Random House (April 2008) ISBN-10: 0375842721, ISBN-13: 978-0375842726 Ages 4-8 (and up) My rating: 5 out of 5 stars Begin each day by making … Continue reading

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Know of a US Midwestern library underwater that needs new books/money?

If you work at a US Midwest library that’s housed underwater and needs some new materials, or you know of one that does, let Elizabeth Bird over at Fuse #8 know, and she may be able to help you out.

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