It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 2/12/18

#IMWAYR The weekly post where I recap all the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Occasionally, I’ll also review some adult fiction books as well. Be sure to check out Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to see what other kidlit readers are reading. Because, you know, we can never have too many books in our TBR pile.                                          The Cybils round 2 judging has been taking up a lot of my book-reading attention lately–and I’m loving it. I am so excited for the winners to … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 2/12/18

Poetry Friday – Losing My Head

It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to check out the lovely Donna Smith’s blog, Mainely Write, to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness. ________________________________________ I am all discombobulated. Here it is, 10:30 at night and I have a panic. “Oh no! I only have an hour and a half until it’s Saturday and it’ll no longer be ‘Poetry Friday’!” Commence scrambling to get my stuff together. After about 15 minutes of sitting at the computer, I realize that … Continue reading Poetry Friday – Losing My Head

2017 Cybils Finalists Are Here!

January 1st is finally here and with it comes the shortlist for the 2017 Cybils Awards. Over 1400 books were nominated across 12 categories and the Round One panelists have chosen the finalists for each group. I am especially excited to be a Round Two judge in the Fiction Picture Books and Board Books categories. It is a fantastic group of books and I cannot wait to dive in. I won’t be posting anything on these finalists until after the winners are announced on February 14th, so be sure to follow the Cybils page for updates and information. Congratulations to all … Continue reading 2017 Cybils Finalists Are Here!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 10/30/17

The weekly post where I recap all the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Occasionally, I’ll also review some adult fiction books as well.   Be sure to check out Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to see what other kidlit readers are reading. Because, you know, we can never have too many books in our TBR pile.                                          I am giving away a copy of Ben Hatke’s Mighty Jack and the Goblin King! Be sure to enter here. Board Books I’m the Scariest Thing in … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 10/30/17

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 9/25/17

The weekly post where I recap all the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Occasionally, I’ll also review some adult fiction books as well.   Be sure to check out Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to see what other kidlit readers are reading. Because, you know, we can never have too many books in our TBR pile.                                          I’m participating in the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril (RIP) challenge! Click here to see the books I’ll be reading. Board Books The Bunny Rabbit Show! by Sandra Boynton We … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 9/25/17

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/18/17

The weekly post where I recap all the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Occasionally, I’ll also review some adult fiction books as well. Be sure to check out Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to see what other kidlit readers are reading. Because, you know, we can never have too many books in our TBR pile.                                          Board Books  Dinosaur Dance by Sandra Boynton I enjoy Sandra Boynton’s books. The illustrations in this one are cute and my 7yo daughter loved reading this one to … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/18/17

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading – 9/11/17

The weekly post where I recap all the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Occasionally, I’ll also review some adult fiction books as well. Be sure to check out Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to see what other kidlit readers are reading. Because, you know, we can never have too many books in our TBR pile.                                          I’m giving away a copy of Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon! Check it out and enter.   It’s a short list this week as most of my time … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading – 9/11/17

Poetry Friday – Irma Checklist

It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to check out Matt’s blog, Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness. ________________________________________ (If you’re curious how my art for Art Drop Day turned out, you can see it here) Hello Everyone! Quick post today as I still have a little bit of prep to get ready for Hurricane Irma. I am about an hour and a half South of Tampa, along the coast, so unless the … Continue reading Poetry Friday – Irma Checklist

Art Drop Day 2017

So this past Tuesday was World Art Drop Day and was my first time participating. I had a fun time playing with my gel plate. I happened to have a turtle stencil, so that worked out great. Since I am primarily a writer, I decided to include a poem with my art. You can read my poetry post here. Of course, I had to hide it where kids could find out more about turtles. I am excited for someon to discover it.   Continue reading Art Drop Day 2017

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 8/28/17

The weekly post where I recap all the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Occasionally, I’ll also review some adult fiction books as well.   Be sure to check out Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to see what other kidlit readers are reading. Because, you know, we can never have too many books in our TBR pile.                                          Picture Books written by Erica S. Perl illustrated by Henry Cole I enjoyed this first book, Chicken Butt, but this one fell flat. The concept is great, but … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 8/28/17