This is from An Unconventional Librarian who cribbed it from Lois Lowry’s web page. I just added the winners from 2006-2012 which were not on the list. Here is the link to ALA/ Newbery Winner plus Honor Book Winners for a more comprehensive list.
This week’s books were also a nice selection from Rick Riordan’s popular Percy Jackson chapter book series, Dr. Seuss’ classic easy reader The Cat in the Hat, to a graphic novel (still to be named) and book that was created at school by stapling together pages. Hey, it all counts! It’s not so much WHAT they read but GETTING them to read.
My friend, Aloha Mom, asked me to write about organization; how to make things easier for working moms. That was about 6 months ago, so clearly I am not that organized. But the last two weeks I have been ticking off those things on my person “To Do” list like annual medical appointments and other yearly pain-in-the-neck errands that I realized the value of the “Home Bible” that I created a few years ago for myself.
Things that seem harmless but will kill your dog if he or she eats it: raisins, onions, chocolate, coffee, coffee grounds, nuts (except peanut butter), bones, tomatoes, avocados, nutmeg, raw eggs, salt, mushrooms, xyliton, sugar, corn syrup, alcoholic beverages, cat food, fat trimmings, hops, human vitamins containing iron, macadamia nuts, marijuana, milk, dairy, spoiled food, persimmons, potatoes, rhubarb, raw fish, and yeast dough.
Thank you to everyone who sent in pictures of their kids caught in the act of reading! The pictures for this week are AMAZING starting off with a new blow up toy that my Mom Friend Melissa just got. It was very time consuming to inflate it, she tells me, but I think it’s well worth it as a very cool reading nook! What do you think?
Yep, I was forced to read these books as a kid also. Must be a rite of passage. A few I read on my own, but many of these were assigned reading. Check out this list from Time Magazine online to see if you had to read them too! And more importantly, will you make sure your kids read them too?!!
Young Adult — rife with explicit abuse, violence and depravity? Or not!
Thank you, as always, for the adorable pictures of kids so very happily reading! I hope they inspire your kids to take a wacky picture … in an unusual place, with a pet, sitting on a special chair, or cuddled up with someone. I hope that summer means that you can slow down. I know I need to slow down … and take some time to turn pages more slowly, whether it is on a eReader or an old fashioned book!
Thank you to everyone who sent me pictures. I am posting them in the order received and they are ALL wonderful. I like how this week’s group of kids look so cozy in their chairs (or yoga exercise balls). And I also love how engrossed they all are. Like they are really, really into their books. Yay! This is what I dream about!