Picture Book Challenge 2012

Monday Reading: An Oliver Jeffers Special for New Year’s Eve – A Star, A Moose, A Penguin, and Water all Around

HAPPY NEW YEAR, DEAREST FRIENDS! One of our definite blogging highlights for the year is joining this vibrant meme called It’s Monday, What are You Reading hosted by Jen and Kellee from Teach Mentor Texts (and brainchild of Sheila at BookJourney). Two of our blogging friends, Linda from Teacher Dance and Tara from A Teaching Life have inspired us to join this vibrant meme. […]

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 […]

Monday Reading: Poetry for Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas to those who are celebrating this Yuletide Season from all three of us here at GatheringBooks (Fats, Iphigene, and myself)! 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). Two of our blogging friends, Linda from Teacher Dance and Tara from A Teaching Life have inspired […]

Spending a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond

I discovered this book while I was out hunting for picture books that would fit our current bimonthly theme on Water Tales. The book has only been published this year, and I was surprised to note that it was not nominated for Cybils 2012, but it’s a glorious book both in text and illustrations. Wendell […]

Water Journey and Finding Home: When Jessie Came Across the Sea

I first learned about this lovely book through Joanna Marple from Miss Marple’s Musings when she featured it for Perfect Picture Book Friday. I was pretty fortunate to have chanced upon this book during my book hunting expedition in Las Vegas, that was truly a lucky find. Journeys through Water in Search of Home. One […]