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I attended a great talk about Mary Frances Isom who was Multnomah County Library’s first female librarian. I was inspired by her passion and dedication. I love this quote from her that was shared:
“We have learned that vision and imagination are priceless qualities for librarians to possess, vision to look into the future and picture the possibilities, imagination to determine the essentials…Most librarians hampered by small funds, swamped with trifling details, burdened by petty economies, are too timid. We have not been accustomed to meet life in the large, we hesitate to stray from the neat footpath into the open field. Have we not learned to plunge a little, to take a chance or two, to bank on
the future? Only he who dares wears the laurel, only he who spends acquires.”
-Journey by Aaron Becker [**]
-Ike’s Incredible Ink by Brianne Farley [**]
-Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein [**]
Read my reviews for these new releases here.
-The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore [**- My Pick of the Week]- An eye-opening book about the choices we make in life. Although, admittedly, at times, we may not know what other choices we have. It’s easy to judge others and their situations but, unless we put ourselves in their shoes, we really can’t know why they did what they did. [Everybody Reads Reading Challenge. Off the Shelf Reading Challenge.]
-Otter and Odder by James Howe, Illustrated by Chris Raschka [*]- Some people may find things in this picture book that they’ll enjoy but I didn’t like it at all. This is the second book I’ve seen illustrated by Chris Raschka in which I wasn’t amused.
-Ollie’s Halloween by Olivier Dunrea [*]- Another cute addition to the series featuring the goslings.
-Alphablock by Christopher Franceschell, Illustrated by Peskimo [**]- Love the art and design of this board book!
-The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf [**]
-The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper [**]
-Corduroy by Don Freeman [**]
I can’t believe I hadn’t read these books until now but I decided to read them to have read all the Read for the Record selections. Of course, I knew about each of these. After reading each one, I can tell why they are so beloved. As good as picture books are these days, there’s just something about these classics that have an extra something element that makes them so special.
-Fairy Tale Comics by Various Authors and Chris Duffy- Release date: September 24, 2013, Review soon
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
I’m reading two books by Christopher Pike for my Reading Challenges. I also went to the library with the intention of reading some of Pablo Neruda’s poetry but ended up checking out This Is a Book by Demetri Martin instead.
Have a great reading week!