Skip to main content

Land Ahoy Storytime and My Banned Book

Land Ahoy Storytime
Ages 6 and under

We read:

Big Bear's Big Boat by Nancy Carpenter
Once Upon a Tide by Tony Mitton
Sail Away by Donald Crews

We sang:

The Bubble Song
SEE THE LITTLE SAILORS
See the little sailors rowing out to sea.
Rowing, rowing, one, two, three.
                                    Jean Warren
(Have children pretend to row three times.)

We continued with scarves. I love my new scarves sooooo much. Today, in addition to the usual
up, down, all around, throw it in the air and catch, we also blew on on scarves and became sailboats.
So much fun.

The craft was paper plate boats. Boats can be made many different ways, with many different materials (I used pool noodles this summer in my Ocean Craft). I just adore these.

And now a note about Banned Books Week. You can read about it here.  I'm not running a program or doing a display about it this year, but I do try to read one title that has been challenged. The problem is.....I've read most of them. Here is a list of modern banned or challenged titles.

I'm going to go with:

A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl
by Tanya Lee Stone 


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Attention Lucky Leprechauns.....

Whoo hoo! Time for some lucky, Irish fun. One lucky, lucky person will win a $25 gift card to Amazon to spend on whatever your little heart desires.
Rules:
Fill out the form. Comments and follows are not required, but sure are nice!
US only, I am just too new at this to attempt International at this point.
Check out all of the blogs on the hop! There are loads of chances to win some great stuff.
Thank you for entering, and please feel free to stop back and visit me anytime!
Contest open: March 17, 2011 to March 20, 2011. Winner will be notified on the 21st by email.
Hop to here to see the list of participating blogs!



Loading...

Reading Challenge: Read all of the Nebula Nominees

I am on a mission to read all of the Nebula Award Nominees before the awards are presented on May 20th. This was prompted by the fact that I see these awards all of the time and I have only recently gotten hooked on science fiction so I think it is important to understand what the community thinks is the best of the best. I plan to do the exact same thing for the Hugos, but I have time.
Unlike childrens' book awards, in which awards do not in any way equal popularity, readers seem to like to award favorites.

It's no secret I am just crazy about N.K. Jemisin and her writing. Honestly it is because of she and Kameron Hurley and Becky Chambers and Jacqueline Koyanagi and Charlie Jane Anders and John Scalzi and James S.A. Corey (both of them) that I find myself absolutely loving this genre. I have NO desire to go back and read early science fiction with dorky cartoon covers featuring sexy aliens and white dudes holding Jetson-esque blasters. I want to read forward. I like where …

Nebula Award Nominees 2017- Short Stories

This post is my progress report on my self-challenge to read all of the 2017  Nebula nominees! So far, I have completed the short story category and most of the the novelettes. I have 3 novellas and 3 novels to go.

Nebula Award Nominees 2017- Short Stories

What fun! I would never have read any of these stories on my own, although I expect some of these will show up in some future anthologies.
I have one personal gripe, and this will come up again in another category, and that is the death of the horror genre. Because they have just killed "horror" and lumped scary stories in with science fiction and fantasy, we get stories like SabbathWine trying to compete with Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies and it's not fair. It really is apples and oranges. Don't believe me about horror? Go find the horror section in the Barnes and Noble. Go ahead, I'll wait. 

     Griping over, this selection of stories was AWESOME and heavy on the fantasy stories. Seasons and Wardrobe are fan…