Before everything went to hell this week, a fascinating thread from @DSilvermint appeared in my Twitter feed. In the thread, Daniel examines how the behind-the-scene writing processes of "plotters vs. pantsers" has influenced Game of Thrones, especially in recent seasons: So, as one in the library life does, I started thinking about plotters and pantsers in… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Are You a Plotter or a Pantser?
Back with another out of this world flannel for "A Universe of Stories" this summer 2019 - or any good old outer space/night sky storytime! I made this set using FREE clip art from My Cute Graphics (link included in the credits below). I'm about to go to 5th grade graduation for my first ever… Continue reading Flannel Friday: One Astronaut Went Out to Play…
Happy Flannel Friday for the first time in... a LONG time. Thought I'd share some easy peasy flannels to go with the upcoming "Universe of Stories" Summer Reading theme or a bedtime/night/outer space storytime! My first flannel is a fun one for babies. I used our Ellison die cut for the moon and star, then… Continue reading Flannel Friday: A Big Night Sky
Thanks to Sam Bloom for turning me onto a recent a guest post article on the Intellectual Freedom Blog! Carole Soden, former international school teacher and library school graduate, shared her thoughts on “Why I Am Keeping Seuss Books.” Here’s Why I Personally Am NOT... Selecting Seuss Books to Read in Storytime Recommending Seuss Books… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: On Seuss, Selection, Criticism and Censorship
I could look at these beautiful books all day long! 😍 Did I miss a lovely book from 2018? Have you tried one of these titles yet? Was it a smashing success or a flop? Please share! ⭐️= favorite 👎= nope ⭐️Boats on the Bay by Jeanne Walker Harvey Rhymes and retro color illustrations… Continue reading 2018 Year in Review: Beautiful Books
Looking back on books with some serious rhythm! 2018 was a good year for books to sing and move and groove to. Did I miss a great book from 2018? Have you tried one of these titles yet? Was it a smashing success or a flop? Please share! ⭐️= favorite 👎= nope ⭐️Gator, Gator, Gator!… Continue reading 2018 Year in Review: Books with a Beat
Back with Part Two of great books to build emotional intelligence! Here's Part One. I LOVE reading these kinds of stories during a vocabulary focus month and tying talking about feelings to my literacy message! The more words kids know, not only the more words can they read... the more words they also have… Continue reading 2018 Year in Review: Books to Build Emotional Intelligence