Slices Everywhere: Slice of Life 7/31 #sol17

Once the rust of the first couple of days is off, suddenly there are slices everywhere. I enjoy it while I can because I know it won’t last. Somewhere in the third week of the challenge, inspiration will dry up and I will have nothing to say anymore. It will feel like I never had…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 1/30/17

On the blog: My 10 Favorite Choices from the ALA Youth Media Awards last week In reading: Du Iz Tak? was an obvious choice for the Caldecott. Since the text is written in a made-up insect language, the book’s illustrations are essential to comprehension. With patient reading and attention to detail, readers can understand the meaning…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr

On the blog: I caved and made a #MustReadin2017 list after all–crowdsourced from everyone else’s list! I shared a fun nonfiction picture book about African-American inventor Lonnie Johnson along with a few nonfiction picture book reading goals for 2017 Daily is my One Little Word for 2017 Learn more about establishing daily habits, surprising good…

10 Favorite Picture Books from 2016

2016 was another great year for picture books. I didn’t read as many as I usually do, but overall the quality of my picture book reading was up because I was more selective (rather than going to the library and grabbing a bunch of books at random). My very favorite book of the year was…