Archive for June, 2012

I thought I would continue with a few fun posts for the summer…that still mention books and libraries.

I saw this picture this morning. Who would have thought that even books inspire tattoos?

Take a look at this article from Publishers Week earlier this year about The 5 Books That Inspire the Most Tattoos.

Or look at this site of Literary Tattoos.

A tattoo for me? Never! But it’s fun to read about.


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I found these pictures on a blog and tracked down the source.
They would be fantastic anywhere, but I especially like the idea of hanging them in a library.
The prints are the artwork of Amariah Rauscher and are available for purchase online.
There are dozens of delightful prints.

Boy Reading to Bunnies at Bedtime
Source: http://www.etsy.com/listing/76198907/redhead-boy-reading-to-bunnies-at

Boy Who Liked to Read
Source: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63748727/boy-with-auburn-hair-reading-and-paper

Girl Who Wrote Stories
Source: http://www.etsy.com/listing/76105922/african-american-girl-writer-and

Girl Who Like to Read
Source: http://www.etsy.com/listing/71962389/brunette-girl-reading-on-an-island-with

Have fun looking at more pictures.

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Jodi Picoult has always been one of my very favorite authors. As soon as she publishes a new book, I am ready to drop everything and read.
Now the bestselling author and her teenage daughter Samantha van Leer have written their first novel together for teens –  Between the Lines.

Delilah spends most of her time reading books in the school library. One day while reading her favorite book about the brave Prince Oliver, he actually speaks to her. Delilah works to release the prince from his predetermined literary existence. Of course, romance blooms along the way.

Simon & Schuster
ISBN-13: 9781451635751
Grades 7+

Jodi Picoult discusses how the mother and daughter collaboration came to be.

Teaching Resources for the book

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Ever since Erin E. Stead won the 2011 Caldcott Medal for A Sick Day for Amos McGee, she and her author husband Philip C. Stead have been one of my favorite author and illustrator teams. I look forward to each new book.

This year Philip C. Stead has written and illustrated A Home for Bird.
Roaring Brook Press
PreS-Grade 3
ISBN 978-1-59643-711-1
Starred Reviews – Horn Book, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly

In the story, Vernon, a wandering toad, meets up with Bird. But even though he introduces Bird to his friends Skunk and Porcupine, he can’t get Bird to make a sound. Deciding that Bird must be homesick, the two set off in a teacup boat to find Bird’s home.

The June issue of BookPage has a brief interview to Meet Philip C. Stead.

Teaching Resources for A Home for Bird

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I love dogs. So what could be better than sharing some favorite photos I found featuring dogs reading!
Hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

Source –  http://bellesbookshelf.blogspot.com/2011/06/bookish-fun-dogs-reading-books.html

Source –  http://wdavidhughes.blogspot.com/2010/03/random-history-archives-chaotic-lost.html

Source –  http://pinterest.com/lindaslinks/just-for-fun/

Source –  http://www.buzzfeed.com/burnred/perfect-nightime-reading-scenario-281t

Source –  http://coolnwacky.com/3435-funny-animals-with-glasses/

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