School Library Orientation

A School Library Orientation is a program or event designed to introduce students to the resources and services available at their school library. This may include a tour of the library facilities, an explanation of how to access and use the library’s collections and databases, and information about library policies and procedures. It may alsoContinue reading “School Library Orientation”

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Fables, Myths, Legends, Epics, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales- An introduction

In my position as a school librarian many students have come up to me baffled with terms like fable, myths, legends. They were confused what was the difference between them. Many times the students mix up the choice of book failing to understand what is the difference between these story types. Here is a briefContinue reading “Fables, Myths, Legends, Epics, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales- An introduction”

Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher

Set in ancient Persia, the novel Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher is a reworking of 1001 Arabian Nights. The original narrative is about Shaharazad, a young woman who narrates a tale to the Sultan every night. Shaharazad intentionally stops her story midway to the climax so that she live another day. She continues doing thisContinue reading “Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher”

How to Draw 100+ Animals: The Birds and the Bees and the Monkeys and the Seas

I liked this product since in today’s age of mindless television and video games this book helps teach children how to draw various animals and birds. It begins with valuable instructions & a table of contents and. The instructions though simple help children to make the best of the books and draw well. There areContinue reading “How to Draw 100+ Animals: The Birds and the Bees and the Monkeys and the Seas”

The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart by Julie Andrews and Emma Watson Hamilton

The names Julie Andrews and Emma Watson Hamilton are ought to bring a smile on everyone’s face. With Julie Andrews when thinks of Sound of Music or the very stern yet loving Queen grandmother, Clarisse Renaldi. Emma Watson and one thinks of the confident and opinionated Hermione Granger. Both these personalities have taught young girlsContinue reading “The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart by Julie Andrews and Emma Watson Hamilton”

The Artist’s Page by Debra Rufini

The Artist’s Page is one of the books which evokes deep emotions. On first reading it seems like a simple book about an artist whose work is appreciated while the artist himself is ignored and pushed to the background. The pain he feels on being ignored as the creator while the creation is admired andContinue reading “The Artist’s Page by Debra Rufini”

Mommy, Where do babies come from? Dr. Robert Roper

A sweet and endearing story about the dilemma a mother faces when her young child tries to pacify her curiosity about childbirth or where babies come from!! Even the most courageous and self-assured of parents can find themselves in a difficult situation when faced with this question. The Herculean task is to provide a scientificContinue reading “Mommy, Where do babies come from? Dr. Robert Roper”

Witch’s Trouble by Apple Sophia Lim

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. I was compelled to read this book since it seemed so charming and inviting. One look at the cover and I was drawn to it. In addition to the really cute cover, the blurb sounded incredibly entertaining, engaging, and puzzle-filled.Continue reading “Witch’s Trouble by Apple Sophia Lim”

Tomás and the Library Lady by Pat Mora

This book depicts the real life experiences of Tomás Rivera, a son of migrant workers who valued education and ultimately rose to the position of chancellor at the University of California, Riverside. Tomás is the little son of migrant workers who leave their Texas home to seek employment in Iowa in Tomás and the LibraryContinue reading “Tomás and the Library Lady by Pat Mora”

The Living Mountain by Amitav Ghosh

I chanced upon this book while preparing the collection for my school library. As fan of Amitav Ghosh’s work it was no surprise that I was drawn to this book. At first I was surprised at the puny size of the book unlike the author’s other works which are sizeable 350-400 pages long. Even thoughContinue reading “The Living Mountain by Amitav Ghosh”