Saturday, September 22, 2007

Ballet Shoes Movie

Many people became familiar with Noel Streatfield's shoe books after they were mentioned in the movie You've Got Mail. Those who missed it then, might become familiar with Ballet Shoes soon because it's being made into a movie starring Emma Watson (Hermione in the Harry Potter movies). Right now it's scheduled for Britsh TV, but let's hope it's released here in the states too!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Robert's Snow 2007

Robert Mercer, the husband of author/illustrator Grace Lin and cofounder of Robert's Snow, died on August 27th after fighting cancer for five years. His good efforts continue as Robert's Snow goes on raising money for cancer research. The snowflakes decorated by illustrators are up for viewing now so you can check out the site and drool of them here.

October - Linda Sue Park

This month we're doing a Linda Sue Park author study. We are reading:

A Single Shard
When My Name Was Keoko
Project Mulberry
The Kite Fighters
If you finish all of our selections and are looking for more to read, pick up some of Linda Sue Park's other books:Archer's Quest, See-Saw Girl, The Firekeeper's Son, Bee-Bim Bop, Yum! Yuck!, Mung-Mung!, What Does Bunny See, Tap Dancing On The Roof, and Click a chapter book with each chapter written by a different author which will be released next month.