Friday, March 31, 2006

The Duckling Day Parade

If any of you are interested the Annual Duckling Day Parade at Whetstone Library is on April 15th.

This is sucha fun event. Where else can you see hundreds of little kids dressed up like ducklings reinacting Robert McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings?

Friday, March 03, 2006

2006 Schedule

I’m so excited about our new topics! We still have two months without hosts. I am happy to host one of them, and I will take whatever topic and month are left over. The two topics left are poetry and Peter Pan prequels. If you are interested in either one please let me know. We’re always looking for volunteers for treats too!

Here’s what we will be reading for the rest of the year:

Topic: Books from Different Decades
Host: Krystal
Treats: Heather & Anna

Topic: Multicultural
Host: Anna
Treats: Jessica

Topic: Graphic Novels
Host: Emily
Treats: Rachel

Topic: Peter Pan Prequels
Host: Stephanie

Topic: New Award Winners
Host: Heather

Topic: Favorites
Host: Tara
Treats: Meg

Topic: Short Stories
Host: Jessica
Treats: Laura

Topic: Poetry
Host: Amy

Thursday, March 02, 2006

April - New Books by Authors that We Have Enjoyed

Here are Kelly’s picks:

Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (Tale of Despereaux, Because of Winn Dixie)
Enna Burning by Shannon Hale (Sequel to Goose Girl)
Pirate Girl by Cornelia Funke (The Thief Lord, Inkheart) – This one’s a picture book
The People of Sparks By Jeanne Duprau (Sequel to The City of Ember)

There are a lot of other new books by authors that we’ve already read so if you finish Kelly’s choices, you can pickup some of these:

Small Steps By Louis Sachar (Loosely related to Holes)
Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Among the Enemy by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Shadow Children Series)
Willow Run by Patricia Reilly Giff (Loosely relates to Lily’s Crossing)
Replay by Sharon Creech
Fairydust and the Quest for the Egg by Gail Carson Levine
Wright 3 by Blue Balliett (Sequel to Chasing Vermeer)
Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park

Also keep an eye out for Lois Lowry’s Gossamer (April 24th) and Jeanne Duprau also has a prequel to The City of Ember coming out called the Prophet or Yonwood (May 9th). I really wish these two were coming out earlier, because I can’t wait to read them.