Dusty Bookshelves and Library Loot

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 […]

The Library by Sarah Stewart and Pictures by David Small

When I mentioned that our current bimonthly theme Books about Books is kin to our previous theme which was Dusty Bookshelves and Library Loot, I wasn’t kidding. I originally meant to share this book weeks ago, but I thought that this kind of intense passion for booksbooksbooks would suit our current theme better. This book simply resonated […]

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 […]

New Wave and the Edsa Revolution: Salingkit, a 1986 diary by Cyan Abad-Jugo

I have just finished reading Cyan Abad-Jugo’s Salingkit: a 1986 diary, a YA novel. It’s our featured storyteller’s most recently-published book and I was very excited to read it, knowing that it touches on the People Power Revolution in the Philippines, the 80s, New Wave, and self-discovery. The book cover which showcases a cassette tape also caught […]

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 […]