Showing posts from February 21, 2016

Senorita Gordita #TellAFairyTaleDay

I love fairy tales, it's a hallmark for every literate culture! Today's National Tell A Fairy Tale Day ! Senorita Gordita by Helen Ketteman My rating: 4 of 5 stars For National #TellaFairyTaleDay, I dusted off this Latino version of "The Gingerbread Man" for my primarily bilingual campus! It's a wonderful rendition for inclusion of ELL learners! Instead of a gingerbread man, we have "Senorita Gordita!" Much like I would imagine a gordita would be if it came to life, Senorita Gordita is hot and sassy! But though she can "gas pass" her hungry enemies, it her wit, she needs to watch out for! I won't spoil it for you, but as an wise old owl said, "There's a time to be quiet and a time to speak." I'll ad-lib this "There's a time to diet and a time to eat!" Lol! Enjoy! :) View all my reviews Here's a wonderful collection of activities to do with Senorita Gordita, as well as other fairy-tales! E

World Read Aloud Day! #WRAD16

Happy World Read Aloud Day! Please join the nation in celebrating #WRAD16 ! I've chosen one of my favorite books of all time... The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss! Oh how marvelously appropriate and exact was Ted Geisel in simplifying the prejudicial injustices of the world! Without delving too deep, we're still favoring those bellies with stars against those who have none upon thars! :)

Fishing with Pop

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of reading a wonderful free book that touches upon the secret bond between a child and their grandparents! @Lemonstarfish I LOVED reading "Fishing with Pop!" The secret bond b/w a child/grandparent! — awakenlibrarian (@awakenlibrarian) February 20, 2016 Here's our little book tease... P.S. If you hurry, you can download it for free on I couldn't resist making a Vine: Thank you Mr. Davenport for the perfect library fish! We've an update!! Lemon Starfish Books loved our video and decided to send us treats! @awakenlibrarian Please message us your address, we would love to send you some goodies for your library. — Lemon Starfish Books (@Lemonstarfish) February 22, 2016 UPDATE: Here's the much awaited book trailer for Fishing with Pop: Fishing with Pop Children's Book Trailer Check out this super cute trailer for our new book, Fishing with Pop. Fishi