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are you in need of booklists?

June 4th, 2009 · Comments Off · Currently reading

Check here for list upon list of titles. Happy reading! – Ms. Nancy

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QOTD and Summer Reading

June 1st, 2009 · Comments Off · Contests & Prizes, Currently reading, Quote of the Day

“The buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching toward infinity…” — A. Edward Newton What are we reading at my house? “Twilight” (Stephenie Meyer wrote the story behind Twilight, and you will also find a draft of “Midnight Sun,” the fifth book in the series), and the [...]

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New & Notable Books for K-3rd Graders

May 13th, 2009 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Currently reading, Titles to Look For

Courtesy of our own Multnomah County Library: Abracadabra! Magic with Mouse and Mole (Herbert Yee Wong) The Best Chef in Second Grade (Katharine Kenah) Big Brave Brian (M.P. Robertson) Big Cats: Hunters of the Night (Elaine Landau) A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever (Marla Frazee) Goose and Duck (Jean Craighead George) Heavy [...]

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Happy Earth Day!

April 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off · Currently reading, Quote of the Day

“…do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.” – Robert Louis Stevenson A teacher friend of mine gave me a book list — it’s titled “The Best Books for Reluctant Readers,” but I think it [...]

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Update on PPS Libraries; new website for Oregon Authors

March 21st, 2009 · Comments Off · Currently reading, Misc.

Good story on libraries by the Oregonian’s Kimberly Melton in today’s online version of the newspaper. Also check out the new Oregon Authors website, produced by the Oregon Library Association and the Oregon Center for the Book.

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Caldecott & Newbery Winners plus some family business

March 15th, 2009 · Comments Off · Contests & Prizes, Currently reading, Misc.

Are you interested in more from the author of “Coraline”? Neil Gaiman recently won the 2009 John Newbery Medal for his most recent book, “The Graveyard Book” (illustrated by Dave McKean and published by HarperCollins Children’s Books). The winner of the 2009 Caldecott Award is “The House in the Night,” illustrated by Beth Krommes, written [...]

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What I’m Reading This Week: Beverly Cleary

January 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Currently reading

“The right book for the right child.” – motto of children’s librarians, from “My Own Two Feet,” by Beverly Cleary I recently finished three great books by and about Oregon writer Beverly Cleary — her memoirs, A Girl From Yamhill and My Own Two Feet, and a biography about her from the Story Tellers series. [...]

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Weekend update

December 6th, 2008 · Comments Off · Currently reading, Volunteering

Hi y’all, Hope you are having a good weekend! I’m enjoying the sunshine. This weekend I’m reading… “New Moon,” book two in the “Twilight” series by Stephenie Meyer. I do not have any copies of the “Twilight” books in the library, but our eighth-graders are reading  the first in the series this year in class. [...]

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December 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment · Currently reading, Thank yous, Weekly theme

Hello everyone, Our theme in the library this week is Old Books/New Books. We are reading “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH,” “Harriet the Spy,” “Year of the Dog,” “Thora and the Green-Sea Unicorn: Another Half-Mermaid Tale,” the “Half Magic” books by Edward Eager, “Eragon,” the “Freddy in Peril” books and many others. Come [...]

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