When Words are Not Enough

[Monday Reading] Of Darkness and Shadows – “The Dark” and “The Shadow”

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 […]

List of Wordless Picture Books: A Gathering Books Recommendation

Rather than join the bandwagon of listing our favorite books published in 2011, we’re taking a different tack and share with you some of our recommended lists based on some of our bimonthly themes this year. We also felt that it would be a great contribution to the Carnival of Children’s Literature which is hosted […]

Coffee and Conversation with a Book Artist

It is truly such a privilege to spend time with the lovely book artist, Suzy Lee. We have featured her for our Wordless Picture Book Special last April, and today I returned all her books (with great heaviness in my heart). Here is the four-part feature that we have done on Suzy: Part 1: A […]

Reading in April’s Heat: An April Round-up

In April, I was determined to read more and write more reviews. It’s summer break for me. A few months free of worrying about graduate school.  I got my thick books out and began my reading journey. That’s my story, I’m not sure I did much reviewing though. For Gathering Books it was a busy […]

The Arrival by Shaun Tan: Monstrous Scales, Sepiatones, and Paper Boats in the Skies

Myra: Given the surreal nature of the book, I thought that a non-linear collaborative blogpost with Fats might do it justice. The great thing about publishing online is that you can be as creative as you wish – within boundaries, of course. Thus, we attempt our very first ‘integrated thought-bubble’ to share with you how […]