Category: Monsters, Beasts, and Chimeras

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Poetry Friday: My Brother’s Not a Werewolf

Hello. Fats here. Today’s post features a poem by Kenn Nesbitt from his kid poetry collection, The Armpit of Doom. Kenn Nesbitt was announced as Children’s Poet Laureate in June 2013 by the Poetry Foundation. He is the author of The Tighty-Whitey Spider (2010), My Hippo Has the Hiccups (2009), and Revenge of the Lunch Ladies (2007). He created the website poetry4kids.com ...

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Peter McCarty’s Jeremy and his Monster

Myra here. This will be our last week of featuring Monsters, Beasts and Chimeras: Spooks and Spectres. As we gradually ease our way in to our new theme, let me share with you McCarty’s monsters. Jeremy Draws a Monster Written and Illustrated By: Peter McCarty Published by: Henry Holt & Company, New York, 2009. Borrowed from the ...

[Illustrator’s Sketchpad] Meet Kajo Baldisimo, Co-Creator of Trese, Slayer of Demons

Myra here. We are very privileged to welcome Mr. Kajo Baldisimo today in GatheringBooks as our featured Illustrator. We thought that since we are celebrating Monsters, Beasts, and Chimeras, we might as well ask the slayers of demons themselves to share with us their creative process. Thank you, Kajo, for taking time out from your ...

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[Monday Reading] Modern Retellings of Classics in Children’s Literature: The Butterfly Ball, Arabian Nights, and Alice in Wonderland

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 (brainchild of Sheila at BookJourney). This week Vicki from I’d Rather be at the Beach has volunteered to host in behalf of Sheila from Bookjourney. Since two of our friends, Linda from Teacher Dance and Tara from A Teaching ...

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Of Bestiaries and Imaginary Beings: A List of Possible Reading Materials

When we launched our bimonthly theme Monsters, Beasts, and Chimeras: Spooks and Spectres, I had every intention of reading these books. However, as is often my excuse, life got in the way, and I know that despite my desire and best intentions, I would not be able to read through most of them. However, that does not ...