November 28, 2022

Holiday Library Scavenger Hunt

 December is quickly approaching, so I've been putting together holiday themed displays for our little library branch. Today I created two scavenger hunts. One is visual, so best for kids who can't yet read. The other is prompt based which can encourage reading and cooperation with others. 

Book Review - Gleanings by Neal Shusterman

Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #3.5)Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe by Neal Shusterman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The dystopian world (or... worlds...) that we all know and love revisited.

AND we get to learn more about some of our favorite characters from the Arc of a Scythe!! I was so excited when very early on is a story of a (view spoiler) If you're just concerned about which characters get a story in this, well I'll just say... (view spoiler) Even (view spoiler)

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November 25, 2022

Storytime Theme - Hats

   Looking to plan a story time session with the theme hats? Look no further! This is an exhaustive resource of all hat themed books, songs, rhymes and flannel boards for a fun hat themed story time at your library or school!

November 23, 2022

OwlCrate November 2022 - Dark Heart of the Forest - Unboxing

 My sweet and sassy Siamese, Poe, helped unbox OwlCrate's November box today. That is Sherlock peering behind. I think Poe might possibly just be waiting for the box. Cat reasons!


November 21, 2022

Book Review - The Toll by Neal Shusterman

The Toll (Arc of a Scythe, #3)The Toll by Neal Shusterman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Crying on a Monday at work after finishing the Scythe trilogy 😭😭😭

It's amazing how well each character's perspective is important and interwoven to the whole story. I'll admit there were times when it got overwhelming with details, but after finishing... I understand now why so many different details were important.

Arc of a Scythe is an amazing series. YA sci-fi fans, if you haven't yet read it, please do. Even those of you who are just sci-fi fans in general, you'll enjoy this. I'm certain.

My favorite character is the Thunderhead. Of course I love Rowan & Citra, Faraday & Curie. But the way the AI was written... so smart! And beautiful. I also really liked Jeri and enjoyed the non-binary rep Jeri is. I wanted to learn even more about Jeri and the Madagascan people.

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November 18, 2022

Storytime Theme - Fall and Autumn

  Looking to plan a story time session with the theme Fall or Autumn? Look no further! This is an exhaustive resource of all Fall and Autumn themed books, songs, rhymes and flannel boards for a fun Fall or Autumn themed story time at your library or school!

November 14, 2022

Book Review - The Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2)Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book made me cry today.

spoiler: *mournful downpour*

The first book in the Arc of Scythe of course has been the best so far, but this second book, Thunderhead, was good in its own way. Very plot driven. So much going on, but each bit essential for the story. I enjoyed getting the different viewpoints that we did. Especially the Thunderhead's.