Monster Storytime

At the insistence of my very patient Children's Librarian, we had a Monster-themed preschool storytime at the MRC today.  She was right--not too scary and the kids loved it! I had to keep things short, so I stuck with two tried-and-true favorites, Where the Wild Things Are and Go Away Big Green Monster  and a new-to-me Mo Willems' … Continue reading Monster Storytime


Book Review Unit 8: Paper Daughter

  Book Summary: Still reeling from the sudden death of her beloved father, Maggie Chen begins a summer internship at the Seattle Herald, her first step towards becoming the investigative reporter of her dreams. When an investigation into building permit corruption links a murder to her father’s hit-and-run accident in Chinatown, Maggie is drawn to … Continue reading Book Review Unit 8: Paper Daughter

Book Review Unit 6: Show Way

  Summary: Jacqueline Woodson traces generations of her family through slavery and the Civil Rights era through their family heirloom quilts which are credited with helping escaped slaves find their way on the Underground Railroad. Starting with the author’s nameless great-grand mother’s great grandmother, each ensuing generation of women rises on the shoulders of their … Continue reading Book Review Unit 6: Show Way