Monday, November 17, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
For Nonfiction Monday -- "I'm all thumbs! (and other odd things we say)" written by Cynthia Amoroso with illustrations by Mernie Gallagher-Cole.
Amoroso leads the reader through about thirty of the common
idioms and figures of speech commonly in use: I'm all thumbs, the big cheese,
at the drop of a hat, no sweat, and off the wall to name a few. She provides an
example of how the idiom is used and explains the meaning while Gallagher-Cole
ups the entertainment factor with literal illustrations of the phrases.
This would be a handy
reference for English language learners -- both children and adults.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
If you've ever considered submitting to a literary magazine, but weren't sure how to start, this was written for you.
Check out this post: Three Tips for Submitting Your Work, Written by Emily Harstone At Autors Publish.
Monday, October 20, 2014
For Nonfiction Monday -- "Katherine Stinson Otero: high flyer" by Neila Skinner Petrick; illustrated by Daggi Wallace.
From the publisher: Katherine wants to fly, but all the instructors say that she is too young and too small. When finally given a chance, she excels as a solo flyer and becomes the fourth American woman licensed to fly.
book focuses on Otero's early years: her life as a stunt pilot flying exhibitions across the United States,
in Japan and China and teaching at the flying school that was opened by her mother.
Katherine was denied the opportunity to fly in World War 1 so she drove an
ambulance and flew exhibitions to raise money for the war effort. A brief
summary of her later years mentions her battle with tuberculosis, her marriage
and her career as an architect.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
For Nonfiction Monday -- "MONTY The Courageous Survival of a Rescue Dog" by Janet Squires.