Category: Middle Grade/ Teens/ YA

Happy Book Birthday Sharon Creech: THE GREAT UNEXPECTED

This summer I had THE GREAT UNEXPECTED delight of finding Sharon Creech‘s new middle grade novel (out TODAY! / Harper Collins) in my mailbox. So I did what any lifelong fan of the amazing Ms. Creech would do: tucked it in my bag with my flashlight and bug juice, and took it to Sugarloaf Fine… Read more »

Confessions (and Reviews) of a Teenage Readaholic, part 4

Teen reviewer Maris is off to college, but she’s still reading..and reviewing: (Go Bears! Have a great year, Maris!)  This review comes to you from my dorm at UC Berkeley. Welcome Week was fun and crazy and before the big move, I managed to squeeze in some reading time: Charles de Lint’s YA novel, The… Read more »

I Love to Read (and explore) Brazil–part 5

O fim de semana, (which you now know, faithful blog-readers,–if you’ve read part 4–means On the weekend), we discovered one of the wonders of South America–Foz do Iguacu aka Iguazu Falls, located on the border of Argentina’s province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Parana. (I’m missing proper accents here. Disculpe. I’m sorry.)  Think Niagra Falls in… Read more »

I Love to Read–in Brazil, part4

Oi from the beautiful city of Curitiba.  The house where we’re staying (THANK you to my wonderful friends, the Combs.) backs up to Bosque Almao (“German Woods”) where the parrots are noisily discussing o fim de semana (weekend) plans. Our plans are to go to Foz do Iguasu, but I can’t leave Curitiba without sharing more of… Read more »

I Love to Read– In Brazil!

Let the Brazil blog begin! With any luck (and wifi) I will be updating this as I visit International Schools in Brazil this month. I always tell the students I meet that books can take you amazing places–both real and imagined. Boy is that the truth! It’s finally hitting me that my Brazilian adventure is real. … Read more »