Friday, June 4, 2010

8th June Judy Sierra (1945) World Oceans Day

Judy Sierra began her working career as a children's librarian so her books must be good! Most of her stories are written in verse and many draw inspiration from the act of reading or things such as folktales that she has read. Her website is extremely informative. If you do not know her books start with these two, illustrated by Marc Brown, Wild About Books and Born to Read. In the first Molly McGrew, the librarian accidentally drives her bookmobile into the zoo and then embarks on a reading adventure with animals. In the second a young boy, Sam, has a passion for reading and the reader can't help but get the passion too.

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