Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

“I wrote a book, and that means that I can do anything.” That simple sentence (actually it is a compound sentence) ends Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. For many years I have heard many … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: Children’s Choice Book Awards

Last week the Children’s Book Council announced the 2010 Children’s Choice Book Award winners. All of the winners deserve praise and admiration, however I am particularly excited about one of the books that made the list. Suzanne Collins’ Catching Fire, … Continue reading

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Beautiful Day Spent Inside

Today I spent almost the entire day inside. With the exception of a half hour walk that Gus and I enjoyed, I spent the day at my desk grading papers. I so badly wanted to go out and enjoy the … Continue reading

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Owen and Mzee, meet Tara and Bella

Earlier this week I was poking around on the internet, a favorite past time of mine, and stumbled across the blog of a kindergarten teacher, Look At My Happy Rainbow. Mr. Halpern, the blog’s author, recently posted about one of … Continue reading

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I cried, and I am not afraid to admit it

Yesterday I finished reading (listening to) Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick. This is a book that I saw sitting on a colleagues desk. (I love stealth book recommendations, by which I mean this: I see or hear someone talking … Continue reading

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