Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday 5napshot: Book Birthday Alert - SECRET OF DREADWILLOW CARSE by Brian Farrey


Only 2 more days to the Book Birthday for The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Brian Farrey!







Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sunday 5napshot: Kate DiCamillo is visiting my school this week


Kate DiCamillo is visiting my school this Wednesday, and not much else has been on my mind.
Here is a look back in vines:







Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sunday 5napshot: Peter Brown - Chase Lecture


Today's 5napshot is a look back at this past Wednesday, when the littlest 5ster and I went to the Elmer L. Anderson Library (location of the Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota) to hear the fabulous Peter Brown deliver his Chase Lecture.







Monday, February 22, 2016

It's Monday... February 22

























(Hmmm.... it seems as though my embedded tweets are coming through as text only some places. Argh.)

Monday, February 15, 2016

It's Monday... February 15th





















Monday, June 15, 2015

2015 Kids Read Comics! Festival

This week the 5Family is headed to Ann Arbor, Michigan for Kids Read Comics!

Click to go to the KRC website

 We have been anticipating this trip since the drive home from Kid Read Comics! last year and everyone in House5 enthusiastically agreed, "we should go again next year!"


5 reasons why Kids Read Comics! is so awesome:
  • Amazing lineup of comics creators!
  • intimate setting (this is nothing like a crowded comic-con) with programing specifically for KIDS!
  • talented local kids "tabling" in artist alley 
  • located in lovely Ann Arbor hosted by the fabulous Ann Arbor Public Library
    AND
  • it's FREE!
If you are anywhere close to Ann Arbor on June 20th & 21st, be sure to swing by and join in the fun.

Take a look at all of the awesome programing and visiting comics creators for this year's KRC!


Here are a few highlights from our trip to KRC! last year:



Kickoff Event with Matt Holm
Babymouse!!!
Drawing station in the library







Quick Draw Event with Gregg Schigiel, Jacob Chabot & Jerzy Drozd







Me on a panel for a live taping of the Comics are Great Podcast

Souvenir! Hand made Ann Arbor Shirt by a young local comic artist

Book Signing with Matt Holm






Falling asleep reading comics


Kids, There is still time to cast your vote for the 2015 Kids Comics Revolution Awards!



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Mock Caldecott Results


Over the past month, Parkview 3rd graders have been reading and evaluating 6 picture books for our Mock Caldecott based on our 3 criteria:


Today students shared their opinions using this form.

Students gave each book a rating of good, great or amazing for each criteria.

# of "Amazing" ratings for Excellence in Illustration
# of "Amazing" ratings for Illustration enhancing the text/story

# of "Amazing" ratings for Appeal to Children

Students then chose their top three books.




and Parkview's Mock Caldecott winner is...



Click here to see the results from Jennifer Reed's students (our Library Pals) who mocked with us!