The Giver

by Lois Lowry Overall: 5 out of 5 stars Category: Newbery Personal Evaluation: This is one of my all-time favorite books. Every time I re-read it, I see something new. The first time I read it there was the shock of the plot and the ending, and now I enjoy watching the ending unfurl. What […]

Library of the Early Mind film

Last Tuesday, I went to see this film and hear the panel (Lois Lowry, Jerry Pinkney, Leslea Newman, Padma Venkatraman, Roger Sutton and the filmmakers) speak. It was incredibly inspiring and I was sad to have to leave early! Hopefully this film will soon be available to the general public.

Crow Call

Crow Call By Lois Lowry Stars: 4.5 out of 5 One of my favorite new pastimes is to go to the bookstore with my friend and coworker (who also happens to be a children’s librarian) and park ourselves in the children’s section.  This past visit we spent passing picture books back and forth; sometimes we […]