Posts Categorized: Current Affairs

I Love to Read–in Brazil, part4

Oi from the beautiful city of Curitiba.  The house where we’re staying (THANK you to my wonderful friends, the Combs.) backs up to Bosque Almao (“German Woods”) where the parrots are noisily discussing o fim de semana (weekend) plans. Our plans are to go to Foz do Iguasu, but I can’t leave Curitiba without sharing more of… Read more »

No More Picture Books? You might as well not believe in Santa!

Season’s Greetings! Last fall, when the New York Times declared picture books were “so unpopular these days,” I was surrounded by eager readers at the Oakland Parents Literacy Project’s Family Night where, after teachers and volunteers read aloud to different age-groups, each child received an age appropriate, NEW book. Yes there were chapter books and… Read more »

#TaTTues: If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher (or Librarian!)

 Happy #TaTTues ! Many schools celebrate National Teacher’s Day or week during the first week of May, which is awesome and well-deserved. IMHO, however, we should celebrate Teacher/Librarian Appreciation every day. And since November is traditionally a month of thanks and giving, may I suggest: #TaTTues : Thank a Teacher Tuesday begins today!  The idea came to me two… Read more »