I've got piles of new books to read but here are a few that I know I won't miss:
- Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves & Other Female Villains by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple
- Rick Riordan's Mark of Athena - I know that this one's old news, but I'm just now getting to it
- Nan Marino's, Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace (as soon as I can get my virtual hands on it - c'mon NetGalley!)
- Chickenhare by Chris Grine - it seems just quirky enough to demand attention
- Flood by Alvaro F. Villa - I'll really have to ponder this one after recently experiencing Hurricane Sandy
- Cat Winters' In the Shadow of Blackbirds (thanks, NetGalley)
- Whatever picture books catch my fancy
Other coming attractions ...
And in musical news,
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I've got a ukulele! Thanks to this post and encouragement from Tess Goldwasser, I asked for a ukulele for Christmas. I plan to bring more music and fun to storytime with my nice, new, Red Burst Makala Dolphin ukulele. What better to accompany poor singing than poor playing? Seriously, I'm practicing very hard and hoping that the kids will like it. In any case, I'd love to hear from any of you who may be ukulele players. All advice, particularly for storytime use, will be cheerfully and gratefully accepted. I'll let you know how it goes.
And a final few notes ...
If you didn't catch my post on the ALSC blog today, see how life as we know it would change "If the world were a children's novel..." A bit of humor for the weekend.
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That's where I stand at the cusp of a new year. How about you?