A former academic librarian who then served in adult services, I am now a Children's Librarian who delights in a gorgeous picture book or fantastic middle grade novel, but isn't afraid to lead a crowd in singing and dancing through story times.
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Tween programming with simple science. Classical music training in voice, choral music, piano, tuba, and violin. Gardening with children. Early literacy and play programs for preschoolers.
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Special projects include the Let's Read summer reading campaign, early literacy play programs, the You Choose the Next Newbery and Sasquatch Children's Choice reading awards, promoting Dia de los Libros on a national level, and twisting arms of other librarians to join the crazy madness of Star Wars Reads Day.
"Foodie alert! Delightful graphic novel set in Seattle describing a Taiwanese child's determination to win a local cooking contest in order to bring her grandmother to the US for her birthday. Wonderful examples of friendship, reaching goals throug..."
"Having just moved to Seattle from Taiwan, twelve-year-old Cici enters a cooking competition to win the chance to see her grandmother again, but she only knows how to cook Taiwanese food."--Provided by publisher.
Bell has spent his whole life--all eleven years of it--on Mars. But he's still just a regular kid-he loves cats, any kind of cake, and is curious about the secrets the adults in the US colony are keeping. Like, why don't have contact with anyone...