Rebecca’s Books and Birthdays: Happy Birthday, Virginia Woof!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Birthday, Virginia Woolf!
Woof! Michael Wertz’s newest book hits the shelves tomorrow morning–just in time for Virginia Woolf’s birthday!

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Franco, Betsy and Michael Wertz. A Dazzling Display of Dogs. Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press, 2011.

The critics say it’s doggone terrific!

Starred review, School Library Journal, January 1, 2011:
“This follow up [...]

Poe No Show

By JOSEPH WHITE, Associated Press Joseph White, Associated Press – Wed Jan 19, 9:11 am ET


Telltale hearts beat with anticipation during a rainy, midnight dreary and beyond, hoping the mysterious visitor to Edgar Allan Poe’s grave would return after a one-year absence.

But [...]

Rebecca's BOOKS and BIRTHDAYS: January 21

Happy Birthday to Richie Havens!
Yasgur, Abigail, Joseph Lipner, and Barbara Mendes. Max Said Yes!: The Woodstock Story. Los Angeles, Calif: Change the Universe Press, 2009.
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“This book lets the light of Woodstock shine on to a new generation. Every home should have a copy of Max Said Yes! The [...]

Listen to The Band: DANGERS Live @ Hip Kitty

The Dangers Live at Hip Kitty on 2010-10-28

01. intro
02. The Trees

03. Yesterday’s Girl

04. Last Train

05. Your Front Door

06. How To Feel

07. Comes A Morning

08. Lucky

09. Stranger

10. Broken Wing

11. Big Hearted River

12. Breakdown

13. Walking Highway 61

14. Get High

15. Radio City

16. Dedication


The DANGERS Live @Hip Kitty 2010-10-28

40 Forever: Pooh!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy Birthday to A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.

–A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh.

A.A. Milne and the real Christopher Robin

Who doesn’t love [...]

40 Forever: Putting the FUN in Funeral

Friday, January 14, 2011

Putting the “FUN” in funeral

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Klise, Kate. Grounded. New York: Feiwel and Friends, 2010. Fiction. Grades 3-6. 196 pages.

Twelve-year-old Daralynn is alive because she was grounded. Her father, brother, and sister died in a plane crash. Daralynn wasn’t allowed to go on the trip because she [...]

Paul Adams Listening Theme 51 - David Bowie

Listening Theme 51 – David Bowie

by Paul Adams on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 3:18pm

Hello folks,
Time for another Listening Theme, and for the next couple of weeks I’ve decided to concentrate my listening on the works of David Bowie (solo,
collaborations, movie soundtracks, live albums and covers by other artistes) so if you’ve got any favourites, [...]

40 Forever:The Academy Awards of Children’s Literature

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Academy Awards of Children’s Literature

Here are the winners of the 2011 ALA Youth Media Awards:

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:

Vanderpool, Clare. 2010. Moon over Manifest. New York: Delacorte Press.

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:

40 Forever:Man's Search for Meaning

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Man’s Search for Meaning

“A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a
human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished
work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the why for
his existence, and will be able [...]

The Art of Tim Burton

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