A-Z Book Challenge

[Monday Reading] The Enchanting World of Faeries

Myra here. It’s Monday, What are You Reading is a meme hosted by Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers (brainchild of Sheila at BookJourney). Since two of our friends, Linda from Teacher Dance and Tara from A Teaching Life have been joining this meme for quite awhile now, we thought of joining this warm and inviting community. Last Week’s […]

[Monday Reading] A Collection of Creepy and Questionable Creatures

Myra here. It’s Monday, What are You Reading is a meme hosted by Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers (brainchild of Sheila at BookJourney). Since two of our friends, Linda from Teacher Dance and Tara from A Teaching Life have been joining this meme for quite awhile now, we thought of joining this warm and inviting community. Last Week’s […]

[Poetry Friday] Yoga and Night Garden – A Janet Wong and Julie Paschkis Special

Myra here. It has been a while since I joined the Poetry Friday community and I am glad to be back. This is one of the kidlitosphere meme that resonates with me deeply as I try to always look at the world with a poet’s eye and sensibility. And while I am leaving for Budapest in […]

Poetry Friday: A Taste of Janet Wong’s Poetry

For today’s Poetry Friday, I’m featuring a poem from Janet Wong’s Declaration of Interdependence. This was a 2012 Cybils nominee for the poetry division. It was my first time reading the poetry of Janet Wong, and, oh, where have I been all this time? I love all her poems in this collection. Her words are […]

A Celebration of Animals, Creatures, and Friendship: More Cybils Fiction Picture Book Nominees

Our current bimonthly theme in GatheringBooks is Crazy over Cybils where we give love to all the books that have been shortlisted and have won awards in Cybils since 2006. These are three titles that have been nominated for the Fiction Picture Book Category in 2012. Reminiscent of Robot Zombie Frankenstein, Up! Tall! and High! also celebrate this spirit […]