AWB (Award-Winning-Books) 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 […]

Catching up on Newbery Medals: Terabithia, Whipping Boy and Kira Kira

I did not realize that reading and reviewing 12 Newbery Medal books in a year would be difficult. We have to acknowledge that this was the hardest reading challenge for us to get through. We still have five books to go until end of the year which is only four days away. I am hoping […]

Finding One’s Center: Hurricane Dancers by Margarita Engle

As the year is about to end, we are scrambling to finish all the reading challenges that we joined since the beginning of 2012. Here’s another contribution to the novel-in-verse challenge and perfect as well for our bimonthly theme on Stream of Stories and Whispering Water Tales. Historical Notes. Margarita Engle is one of our […]

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 […]