Optimistic Favorites

This week we received happy news at school. Teachers are now allowed to check out books for classroom use. Whoo hoo! Tangible books can be circulated again! That’s one step closer to storytime and reading with students! As I have helped kids of multiple ages with Zoom classes and assignments, the underlining frustration they haveContinue reading “Optimistic Favorites”

I can’t wait until…

How often do we hear that?  “I can’t wait until…” followed by an upcoming event that is going to make everything better. Instead of waiting for future happiness, let’s follow the advice of Julie Berry in Happy Right Now.  What would life be like if we didn’t procrastinate joy?   The book begins with a young girl claiming she will beContinue reading “I can’t wait until…”

Goodbye 2019-2020

Schools often celebrate their annual ending with field day, assemblies, graduations, and parties – a two-week conclusionary hurrah.  With or without the celebrations, it’s time to say goodbye.  Highlighting books that include sentimental hopes for future endeavors feels like a good way to close out this school year – books that substitute for the yearbookContinue reading “Goodbye 2019-2020”

Giraffes

Have you noticed an increase in giraffe books lately?  I’ll mention three that I’ve added to my collection. If you go to Kohl’s this month, you may notice a stuffed giraffe and it’s coordinating book by Jory John and Lane Smith called Giraffe Problems. It is one of those wonderful stories of new friendship andContinue reading “Giraffes”