(FYI: This is my very first post.)
I have just returned to the U.S. following two years of living overseas (a story for another day). I am about to begin graduate school to become an elementary school librarian. As I am impatiently waiting for my coursework to begin this fall, I am reading all kinds of books.
Now that I am back in the U.S., I have access to wonderful public libraries. And my own bookshelves bulge with books I have not read yet. Plus, my husband has all kinds of business books I have never touched. Should I read those?
Given my current path, the logical place to start seemed to be with the Caldecott and Newbery award-winning books for children and young adults. There are 172 of them. And those are just the winners! I have read many of them in the past, but even some of those were read ages ago. So I have begun, and I have already read more than half of them. It’s like eating candy!
As I have been reading, I have had a growing desire to share about what I am reading with anyone who has interest, as well as to record my thoughts for myself. So this is my canvas. I hope to paint treasure maps that lead you into the delights of children’s and young adult books and beyond.
Stay tuned. For today I will simply share a quote. A good quote.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss
Until next time. Back to my books.
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