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Update on diversions

Eight phone calls received needing me to make 7 calls.  Dog who got her toenail caught in an afghan. Dogs can sound incredibly pitiful when they are scared. Neighbor who called to ask if my family in Iowa was okay or if they’d been blown away tonight. Yes, they are fine and thank you for the [...]

Update on diversions

Eight phone calls received needing me to make 7 calls.  Dog who got her toenail caught in an afghan. Dogs can sound incredibly pitiful when they are scared. Neighbor who called to ask if my family in Iowa was okay or if they’d been blown away tonight. Yes, they are fine and thank you for the [...]

Pun Me! Art’s Supplies

Art’s Supplies by author: Chris Tougas ISBN: 9781551439204  Publisher: Orca Book Publishers Pub Date: March/01/2008 Price: $19.95  I respectfully disagree with Betsy. Recently she wrote that Laurie Keller is the "Queen of the Inanimate." While I enjoy Laurie’s work, Chris Tougas is going to knock her off her throne with Art’s Supplies.  What? You haven’t seen Art’s Supplies yet? Maybe because it [...]

Pun Me! Art’s Supplies

Art’s Supplies by author: Chris Tougas ISBN: 9781551439204  Publisher: Orca Book Publishers Pub Date: March/01/2008 Price: $19.95  I respectfully disagree with Betsy. Recently she wrote that Laurie Keller is the "Queen of the Inanimate." While I enjoy Laurie’s work, Chris Tougas is going to knock her off her throne with Art’s Supplies.  What? You haven’t seen Art’s Supplies yet? Maybe because it [...]

Isn’t Isn’t Isn’t, YES IT IS

"A Isn’t For Fox: An Isn’t Alphabet" by Wendy Ulmer and illustrated by Laura Knorr caught my eye so I begged, cajoled, pleaded, and whined for a chance to write about it. (This IS the weekend of honesty, isn’t it?)Sleeping Bear Press, 2008 ISBN-13: 987-158536-319-3 $16.95 Sleeping Bear Press has a surprising print catalog. You might [...]

Isn’t Isn’t Isn’t, YES IT IS

"A Isn’t For Fox: An Isn’t Alphabet" by Wendy Ulmer and illustrated by Laura Knorr caught my eye so I begged, cajoled, pleaded, and whined for a chance to write about it. (This IS the weekend of honesty, isn’t it?)Sleeping Bear Press, 2008 ISBN-13: 987-158536-319-3 $16.95 Sleeping Bear Press has a surprising print catalog. You might [...]

Locking Myself In

Warning! Another massive set of blog posts will be coming through this week. The books are piling up and actually moving around in the night. You might believe the cats are doing it, but books appear in strange places in the morning as if to scream "Read me next!!!" I checked and there are no [...]

Locking Myself In

Warning! Another massive set of blog posts will be coming through this week. The books are piling up and actually moving around in the night. You might believe the cats are doing it, but books appear in strange places in the morning as if to scream "Read me next!!!" I checked and there are no [...]

Big News!! It’s OFFICIAL!

I am moving to MIDDLE SCHOOL next year. I am very excited to announce that I am now the library information specialist for John F Kennedy Middle School in Nashville.  The JFK building has been housing the Antioch High School 9th graders while JFK students have been with the Marshall Middle School students in their [...]

Big News!! It’s OFFICIAL!

I am moving to MIDDLE SCHOOL next year. I am very excited to announce that I am now the library information specialist for John F Kennedy Middle School in Nashville.  The JFK building has been housing the Antioch High School 9th graders while JFK students have been with the Marshall Middle School students in their [...]