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Wordstock wrapped up on Sunday. It was a great opportunity to be surrounded by other book lovers. I was amazed by how incredibly nice the authors (Tad Hills and John Stephens just to name a couple) were in stopping by our booth to sign their books for us. I wrote a wrap up of Wordstock and other events at Green Bean Books on our blog.
I did get to post my review for “The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom” by Christopher Healy.
I got to see Jasper Fforde speak again. He was as funny and intelligent as last time. I highly recommend you all check him out especially his Thursday Next series. The latest one “The Woman Who Died a Lot” was just released- as well as his first novel for kids “The Last Dragonslayer.”
I was exploring Portland and ran across this Book Tree. I love how this really is a city of readers.
The online class Writing for Children I signed up for started this week. It’s definitely interesting how much time I’ll put into it since it’s free and there’s really no accountability.
I also finished my Caldecott Reading Challenge! I’ll write about that eventually. It was funny reading a couple of them while riding public transportation and librarians (of course!) recognizing them.
Children’s Books Read This Week
-The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship by Arthur Ransome; Illustrated by Uri Shulevitz [*][Caldecott Reading Challenge]
-The Girl Who Loved Horses by Paul Goble [*][Caldecott Reading Challenge]
-Chanticleer and the Fox by Geoffrey Chaucer; Illustrated by Barbara Cooney [*][Caldecott Reading Challenge]
-The Christmas Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood; Illustrated by Renata Liwska [*]
-A Story, A Story by Gail E. Haley [*][Caldecott Reading Challenge]
-Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say [*][Caldecott Reading Challenge]
-Oliver by Birgitta Sif [*]- Check out this shelftalker I made!
-The Funny Little Woman by Arlene Mosel; Illustrated by Blair Lent [*][Caldecott Reading Challenge]
-Finders Keepers by Will Lipkind; Illustrated by Nicolas Mordvinoff [*][Caldecott Reading Challenge]
-Earl the Squirrel by Don Freeman [*- My Pick of the Week]- I may be biased because it has my name but it really is a cute story!
My Rating Scale
X= Skip it!
*= Liked it
I picked up “The End of the Alphabet” by C.S. Richardson because the title alone sounded interesting. I don’t know how much reading I’ll actually get done since I also want to finish my Disney Animated Movies Challenge in which I’ve been watching the (currently) 51 films in reverse chronological order.
Happy Reading everyone!