Caldecott Challenge 2012

An Ode to Islands and Beaches: Four Water-themed Picture Books

I still have quite a lot of water-themed picture books that I borrowed from the library, and I shall attempt to review as many as I could until end of the year. I have grouped them into themes/categories and these four glorious picture books celebrate islands and beaches and waves. I hope you find them […]

October Round Up!

I always think of time as some trickster, jumping out of nowhere and making you realize a month has gone past. It’s once again our time to  round-up what we’ve done this October. Amazing, how in two months’ time we shall be welcoming 2013. Book Hunting Expedition Book Hunting Expedition is our excuse to splurge […]

Reading in September: A Round Up and AWB Reading Challenge

Another month has gone, another round-up of events here in GatheringBooks. Here is a summary of what we’ve been up to in the past month. I thought I might as well begin with Cybils, as I am thrilled to be one of the 2nd Round Panel Judges for the Fiction Picture Book Category! Woohoo! Nominations are currently […]

It’s Monday, What are you Reading, Feast of Caldecott Honor Titles: 1947, 1963, 1972, 1989, 1992, 1997, 2008

We are once again joining the meme hosted by Jen and Kellee from Teach Mentor Texts (and brainchild of Sheila at BookJourney). Our participation in this meme is actually inspired by our blogger-friends Linda from Teacher Dance and Tara from A Teaching Life. [Fairly] Recent Newbery Honor Titles: 1992, 2000, 2008 Now these titles may be familiar to most of you […]

It’s Monday, What are you Reading? A Caldecott Medal Book Binge: 1943, 1944, 1965, 1981

It’s Monday, What are You Reading is a meme hosted by Jen and Kellee from Teach Mentor Texts (and 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. As we are currently in […]