It is a rare and beautiful moment when a book takes my breath away. A few months ago, I stopped to look at this one in a beloved local bookstore. I was hearing good things about it from other reviewers and I was delighted by the cover that greeted me in the store. I started to flip through it, ended up sitting down to read it, and then proceeded to the register to take it home. This book is captivating from end page to end page. A beautifully narrated and breathtakingly illustrated biography about Pura Belpré – the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City. This book is a must see: Planting Stories The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise, illustrations by Paola Escobar, 2019.Continue reading “Book Review: Planting Stories By Denise & Escobar”
Let’s start off this post with a huge disclaimer. In no way am I suggesting or teaching how to steal library books and remove evidence of such criminal acts. This post is solely intended for fellow purchasers of library book sale discards that still have the plastic sleeves on them. Seriously, don’t steal books.Continue reading “How To Remove Library Book Sale Plastic Sleeves”
Whew! Many apologies for the lack of posting recently. Traveling, sickness, general life craziness… those are my lame excuses. But I’m back, and there are lots of things to write about.
First up storytime tomorrow at 11 at Union Ave Books. Come on out locals and hear a cautionary tale by the infamous Mo Willems, Knuffle Bunny.Continue reading “Friday Links – October 5 & Storytime Tomorrow!”