Happy Birthday Loreen Leedy - June 15
One of my biggest struggles in my college teacher preparation courses was developing an understanding of how lessons plans were written. Often, I would find really cool books and would want to design… Continue
Added by Eric Van Raepenbusch on June 15, 2012 at 9:22am —
A garden can bring worry -- even for the First Lady. "What if the seeds or seedlings were not set in correctly and we ended up with empty beds? What if we couldn't control the weeds?" said Michele Obama when she was reflecting on the White House Garden project. (nola.com). In addition to worry, a garden can also bring lots of work -- the preparation and… Continue
Added by Eric Van Raepenbusch on June 1, 2012 at 8:29am —
Can you finish these sentences?
- One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and ______________.
- The firefly saw a light and ________________________.
- The spider didn't answer. She was __________________________.
These sentences came from three of my favorite books by Eric Carle to read aloud to my children. If you can finish the sentences you are probably a big fan of the books too! A great way to celebrate Eric Carle's birthday would be to revisit one of your favorites… Continue
Added by Eric Van Raepenbusch on June 25, 2011 at 7:16am —
It's time to get ready for a cookout at the park! Picnic basket packed with food and place settings -- check. Charcoal and lighter -- check. Baseball bat and balls -- check. Higher! Higher!
by Leslie Patricelli -- check.
Leslie Patricelli told an audience when she received the … Continue
Added by Eric Van Raepenbusch on June 24, 2011 at 7:27am —
A horologist is someone who is interested in horology, the art or science of measuring time (wikipedia
). There are some horologists that specialize in clock and watch repair while others may be clockmakers. In the book, Clocks and More Clocks
by Pat… Continue
Added by Eric Van Raepenbusch on June 18, 2011 at 8:27am —
This weekend our family headed south to visit some of our best friends and their new baby. We packed up the van with all the necessities including a DVD player with dual screens and DVDs, lots of snacks, markers and paper, and of course books by Tom Lichtenheld! According to Tom Lichtenheld's book, Everything I… Continue
Added by Eric Van Raepenbusch on June 14, 2011 at 7:36am —
I had the book Born to Read
on my lap as I waited for my children to finish brushing their teeth. My daughter jumped onto the bed first, noticed the book, and declared, "Hey, I was born to read!" Judy Sierra along with illustratorMarc Brown
tell the story of Sam who knew he was "born to read" from the moment he could read his name above his bed. Sam's mother nurtured his love of books by reading picture book… Continue
Added by Eric Van Raepenbusch on June 8, 2011 at 8:03am —
"Can you guess what we're doing tomorrow after school?" I excitedly asked my daughter, a big fan of Cynthia Rylant, on Wednesday afternoon. She shrugged her shoulders instead of providing a guess. "We will be heading to Kent State University to look through boxes of Cynthia Rylant's stuff." The response was exactly what I expected from my daughter -- super excited, but she stopped and looked at me, maybe a little puzzled. Then, I clarified, "We get to look at her stories -- before they… Continue
Added by Eric Van Raepenbusch on June 6, 2011 at 6:56am —
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Added by Eric Van Raepenbusch on June 21, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Happy Birthday Chris Van Allsburg - Born June 18, 1949…
Added by Eric Van Raepenbusch on June 14, 2010 at 10:30pm —
Love & Scandal
By Donna Lea Simpson
Nothing sells like love & scandal…
Collette Jardiniere writes of passion and seduction, but has experienced neither. Her pseudonymous novel, The Last Days of a Rake, has shocked Victorian society and become a runaway bestseller. Infamous rouge, Charles Jameson is “revealed” as the author, and Collette is outraged when the cad does little to curtail the gossip.
Intrigued by the… Continue
Added by Donna Lea Simpson on June 12, 2010 at 8:30am —
Happy Birthday Maurice Sendak - Born June 10, 1928
Added by Eric Van Raepenbusch on June 6, 2010 at 7:26am —
Killer Cousins – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat
I’d flown into Gatlinburg, reached my cousin’s house, shoved on the stuck gate of her backyard’s wooden fence, and fallen. “Stevie!” I cried, lying face down Continue
in tall grass. “Ste—vie!” Her screen door slammed. “Oh, Cealie, it’s
you! You came!” She squatted beside me and I noticed my hand…
Added by Martha A. Cheves on June 5, 2010 at 4:59pm —
Added by Eric Van Raepenbusch on May 29, 2010 at 6:00pm —
I had a really good month for reading in June. I managed to read 8 books - I know a lot of you read more in a month, but I think this is pretty good with going to school (I am taking summer classes).
For the month I've read:
1. Aunt Dimity's Good Deed by Nancy Atherton - 6/1/08
2. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris - 6/6/08
3. Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts - 6/16/08
4. A Whole New Light by Sandra Brown - 6/16/08
5. The Face of Deception by Iris… Continue
Added by Kara on July 9, 2008 at 1:00pm —