The Cambodian Dancer, a #ReadYourWorld Review

It’s worth repeating: #ReadYourWorld is more than just a catchy hashtag. As readers, we inherently understand understand mirrors, windows, and doors. We travel through time and space; meet amazing and interesting people; and explore unreal places. It’s what we do. It’s what we love about books. Sharing what we read goes hand in hand with our love for enjoying a great book. I am very excited to be part of Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2016 and #ReadYourWorld. Not just as a reviewer, but as a reader who loves the exploring, adventure, and learning found in the stories I read. When you visit the Multicultural Children’s Book Day website and those of its 12 co-hosts (see links below) you’ll discover children’s literature that … Read more

Vietnamese Children’s Favorite Stories #ReadYourWorld

I am very excited to be part of Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2016 and #ReadYourWorld. Not just as a reviewer, but as a reader who loves the exploring, adventure, and learning found in children’s books. This year I am exploring Cambodia and Vietnamese children’s literature. #ReadYourWorld is more than just a catchy hashtag. As readers, we inherently understand mirrors, windows, and doors. In books we travel through time and space; meet amazing and interesting people; and explore unreal places. It’s what we do. It’s what we love about books and sharing our favorites. On the websites of the events 12 co-hosts (see links below) there are lots of ideas. Visit them to discover children’s literature that celebrates cultures, traditions, and personal … Read more

#TBT Book Review – The Hat that Wore Clara B.

If ever there was a book cover that embodied “nostalgia” it would be the cover of The Hat That Wore Clara B. by Melanie Turner-Denstaedt. Six summers ago, a six-year-old girl spotted the book in her local library. Lucky for us, her mom was one of our reviewers. Do you remember The Hat That Wore Clara B.? If not, it is definitely worth looking for in your library. When you find it, be sure to share your review. [Link takes you to the search results for The Hat That Wore Clara B. in www.worldcat.org.] The Hat That Wore Clara B. written by Melanie Turner-Denstaedt illustrated by Frank Morrison Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2009 When all the ladies wear their hats … Read more