Books about Books

A Peculiar Nighttime Odyssey for Bibliophiles: The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger

I discovered this graphic novel by accident in the library. I knew that its strange and atypical vibe is just right for our Oddballs and Misfits: The Surreal and the Peculiar bimonthly theme until end of April. This would have been perfect as well for our Books about Books and our Dusty Bookshelves and Library Loot […]

Monday Reading: Cybils Fiction Picture Book about Books

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 us to join this vibrant meme. Last Week’s Review and Miscellany Posts We spent most of last week responding to the end-of-year-book […]

Meet Optimus Yarnspinner in Walter Moers’ The City of Dreaming Books

When we launched our bimonthly theme on Books about Books, little did I know how smitten I would be with the books and authors that I would discover thanks to our theme – German author Walter Moers being one of them. The City of Dreaming Books is, bar none, what I would consider the definitive book about books. This […]

Would You Read this Book? – How To Live Forever by Colin Thompson

Colin Thompson is one of my heroes. He was one of the reasons why I fell in love with picture books and young adult fiction. This book How to Live Forever has been a personal favorite of mine from way back, and it’s such a pleasure to feature this for our current bimonthly theme on Books about […]

Poetry Friday: I Am The Book!

When we launched our bimonthly theme on Books about Books and the River of Words, I knew that I had to find this lovely compilation of poetry as selected by one of our absolute favorite poets, Lee Bennett Hopkins, I am the Book with illustrations by Yayo. It was a thrill to find the book in our public library […]