AWB (Award-Winning-Books) 2013

Christmas Magic in Tomie DePaola’s “Joy to the World”

Myra here. As we are still celebrating the spirit of Christmas, here is another beautiful book that showcases that magical wonder of Christ’s birth. I have always been a fan of Tomie DePaola’s picturebooks, so I was very happy to chance upon Joy to the World that compiles three of DePaola’s holiday favourites and five classic Christmas […]

[Monday Reading] Her Stories, Mother Sky and Little Night

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 […]

[Monday Reading] Touched by the gods and being one’s own Creator

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 […]

A Tableau of the Skies in Etienne Delessert’s Moon Theater

Myra here. One of the things we discovered when we were doing our research in preparation for this theme is that it is difficult to find picture books about fairies and goddesses and elementals that have little to do with mythology, religion, or folktales. And so we decided to expand our theme to also include […]

On Raincoat Wings and Letting Go: Jenny Angel by Margaret Wild and Anne Spudvilas

Myra here. This is a book that I bought during the Library Warehouse Sale. I know that any book written by Margaret Wild and Anne Spudvilas I am sure to love and enjoy, and this book did not disappoint. This would have been a perfect book to feature as well for our Loss, Heartbreak, and […]