Category: Book Reviews

[Nonfiction Wednesday] The Remarkable Story of “Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library”

Fats here. We are delighted to join the Nonfiction Picture Book meme 2017 hosted by Alyson Beecher @ Kid Lit Frenzy. We would also be linking our nonfiction choices with our reading themes throughout the year. Written by Carole Boston Weatherford Illustrated by Eric Velasquez Published by Candlewick Press (2017) ISBN-10: 076368046X ISBN-13: 978-0763680466 Copy provided by Medina County District Library. ...

[Monday Reading] Thi Bui’s Evocative Art in her Graphic Novel Memoir “The Best We Could Do” and Bao Phi’s “A Different Pond”

Myra here. It’s Monday, What are You Reading is a meme hosted by Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers (new host of Monday reading: Kathryn T at Book Date). Since two of our friends, Linda from Teacher Dance and Tara from A Teaching Life have been joining this meme for quite awhile now, we thought of joining this warm ...

[Poetry Friday] Edward Hirsch on Grief and Mourning

Fats here. My Poetry Friday offering this week goes out to a co-worker who is having a tough time dealing with her grandmother’s death. I forgot how long ago it has been since her grandma died. I know that it happened in December and I know that she’s still grieving years later. I discovered the ...

Travelers, Star Children, and Places to Be in Picturebooks

Myra here. Our reading theme does not only include refugees and migrants – but travelers too. So I figured, might as well share these picturebooks that depict this kind of journeying from one place to another. Mysterious Traveller Written By: Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham Illustrated by: P. J. Lynch Published by: Walker Books, 2013 ISBN: 0763662321 (ISBN13: 9780763662325). Literary Award: CBI Book ...

[Nonfiction Wednesday] Knowing More About “Refugees and Migrants” by Roberts and Kai

Myra here. We are delighted to join the Nonfiction Picture Book meme 2017 hosted by Alyson Beecher @ Kid Lit Frenzy. We would also be linking our nonfiction choices with our reading themes throughout the year. Before I share my review this week, I would like to invite you all to join our Literary Voyage Around the World Reading Challenge ...