It’s easy to look around your library or neighborhood and find something with Walt Disney’s name on it. Walt Disney was born on December 5th, 1901, making this his 115th birthday. Do you know what Walt Disney was up to during the big historical and social movements of his day? World War I Where Was Walt […]Read More from Where’s Walt?
Are your kids asking questions about the upcoming presidential election? You can use these picture books to talk with your kids about voting, democracy, and making their voice count. Start a conversation about…. Understanding Both Sides of an Issue! LaRue for Mayor /Mark Teague Ike LaRue is running for mayor. You can follow his campaign through […]Read More from Vote YES for Picture Books!
History didn't repeat itself on September 23rd...but will another Checkers-like caper happen this election? What do pets say about a person? Can feel-good coverage sway an election? Let's delve into the story! The History of National Checkers Day - September 23 "I am accustomed to hearing malicious falsehoods about myself . . . But I […]Read More from Sick of reading about the 2016 election? Step into a quirky moment in presidential pet history!
I’m a Jane Austen reader. I read Jane Austen, I read books about Jane Austen, and I read books about what other authors think about Jane Austen. One summer, I met a Stephen King reader. He reads Stephen King, he reads authors that are similar to Stephen King, and he loans Stephen King books to […]Read More from Stephen King and Jane Austen: The Venn Diagram
We Tucsonans talk a lot about Summer with each other, and with the fleeing snowbirds. Want to embellish your summertime spiel to include more than the words 'hot' and 'dry'? Take a look at these quotes from a wide variety of books and authors to get some ideas. Can you guess which books they're from? […]Read More from Talkin’ about the Summertime: Quote Quiz!