Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer Dining! Oh Wait Summer Reading!


This new title- All Four Stars by Tara Dairman explores the world of cooking through the eyes of a sixth grade girl named Gladys.  Gladys cooks in secret but lands herself in trouble from her parents when the kitchen almost burns down.  After that Gladys parents do not want her to cook.  However, she needs to write a essay for a school contest about her future.   Gladys tries to write about another topic, but the teacher convinces her and inspires her to write about cooking.  This leads to her contest entry getting mixed up and her being asked to be a professional freelance reviewer for The New York Standard.   Alot of adventure occurs, but she does get her review done and published! 

A delightful read about the impact of a great teacher and a sixth grade girl with strength and personality.  This is a light read for the summer.   Make sure you have a great dessert to eat while you are reading.  If you get inspired by what Gladys cooks the author listed recipes for some of  the desserts on her site.

Here's to looking back on an older post from my blog for another foodie related titled called The Tea Shop Girls.

Also kids are inspired by creative teachers and creative progams.  Plus they never forget them.   Take a look at one of my first library cooking programs!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

A Sad Good-Bye Obituary – Walter Dean Myers (1937-2014)

It is always a honor to read one of my favorite middle school read-alouds, Monster, to students.   Plus, one of the main characters in the book is Miss O'Brien.   He was a great supporter of New York City Public Schools and often did a signing at the librarians meetings. 

Press Release: Obituary – Walter Dean Myers (1937-2014)

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Madeline Comes to New York to Celebrate July 4!

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Madeline’s publication, the New-York Historical Society will honor the beloved schoolgirl and her creator Ludwig Bemelmans with an exhibition of more than 90 original artworks.

Historical Society | Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Great Books do Last! Harriet the Spy Turns 50


Harriet the Spy is turning 50!   There with be a special event at the 92nd Street Y on March 15 to celebrate.  The 92Y plans to celebrate this momentous occasion with a panel event called “Harriet the Spy at 50.” Some of the special guests set to appear at this event include New York Times Bestselling Author Gregory Maguire, Newbery Medal Winner Rebecca Stead, and Children’s Literature Expert Leonard Marcus

Order you new 50th Anniversary copy on February 25!