Tag: books

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, part 3

The adventure continues–this time at Escola American Campinas, where Lais Martins is the Elementary Librarian. The EAC school day began with their weekly assembly, celebrating gratittude and 100 students who had completed their summer reading program. Congratulations to all! In their own version of Carnevale, Grade 5A, the class in charge of the assembly. paraded three floats they had created… Read more »

I Love to Read–in Brazil, part 2

World Cup 2014 makes me reminisce about my visit to Brasil, where I spent three weeks doing Author assemblies and workshops two years ago. Here’s a re-post of my musings from February 5, 2012, with photos this time: Oi (Hi) from Brasil, where the d’s sound like j’s and the r’s are h’s. Last week’s… Read more »