Off the Shelves Reflection

I found the feedback from my classmates on the Off the Shelves presentation to be very helpful. I agree with all of their suggestions. I definitely did not do the best that I could have done due to nerves, which is very frustrating. I appreciate that one classmate who wrote "DON'T BE NERVOUS." I also … Continue reading Off the Shelves Reflection

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Science Fiction, Fantasy, and the Newbery

The Newbery Medal is arguably the most distinguished award a children’s book can receive, but it is undeniable that there is lack of science fiction and fantasy winners. According to the Newbery Award criteria, the award should be given to “author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children” (American Library Association, 2017, … Continue reading Science Fiction, Fantasy, and the Newbery

Book Review: The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett Teenage pipe player Keith, along Maurice the cat and his band of intelligent rats, perform the ultimate con in Pratchett's take on the classic fable of the Pied Piper. They go from town to town pretending to be the plague so that Keith can offer … Continue reading Book Review: The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

Week 6: Little Elliot, Big City and Beginner Reading

Curato, M. (2014). Little Elliot, big city. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, LLC. Light, S. (2014). Have you seen my dragon? Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press. Rex, A & Robinson, C. (2016). School’s first day. New York, NY: Roaring Brook Press. Wenzel, B. (2016). They all saw a cat. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, … Continue reading Week 6: Little Elliot, Big City and Beginner Reading

Week 5 Picture Books

Baker, K. (2011) No two alike. New York, NY: Beach Lane Books. Biggs, B. (2012). 123 beep beep beep!: A counting book. New York, NY: Balzer + Bray. Brosgol, V (2016). Leave me alone! New York, NY: Roaring Brook Press. Cushman, D. (2003). Inspector Hopper's mystery year. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers. Ko, S. (2015). A dog wearing shoes. New York, NY: Schwartz & Wade … Continue reading Week 5 Picture Books