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When love and skill work together, expect a miracle. John Ruskin

Monday, July 31, 2023

Oh Happy Day!

To begin, I wish to apologize for the long lapse in blogging here.  After my May 9, 2023 post about the delightful One Small Thing (Beaming Books, May 9, 2023) written by Marsha Diane Arnold with artwork by Laura Watkins, my writing mojo took a long vacation.  Major blogger block has been haunting me.  I have a thematic post partially completed honoring five titles.  My stacks of books, especially picture books, are growing.  I have many titles to share with you before the upcoming school year.

Speaking of the upcoming school year, I am thrilled and honored to announce I applied for, was interviewed, and offered the position of Library Specialist at Charlevoix Elementary School. (I was previously their certified school librarian for thirteen years.)  The current posting description allows for structured and unstructured student, classroom, and staff use.  I will be serving the Charlevoix Elementary School students and staff, K-6, for the entire school day, five days a week.  

It is my hope to assist and continue to create a vibrant reading community within the school through their library whether patrons are seeking fiction or nonfiction materials in a variety of formats.  It is exciting to be able to work with students and their educators once more.  In accordance with my final words to my students on many of their visits in the past, amid laughter, Read until your eyeballs fall out, I am currently reading all six of the hilarious Pizza and Taco books by Stephen Shaskan, award-winning Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega with art by Rose Bousamra and I think it's time I started the City Spies series by James Ponti

I just completed A River of Dust: The Life-Giving Link Between North Africa and the Amazon by Jilanne Hoffmann with art by Eugenia Mello.  You will be amazed at what you learn about our planet.

I am still reading Nancy Castaldo's When The World Runs Dry: Earth's Water Crisis.  I have always been careful about how I use water, but now my caution is upgraded.  Personally, I believe this is a must read title.