It's almost summer break for this librarian--four more (official) workdays to wrap up the school year!
I've started reading books from our Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominees list. I'll read them all this summer, as well as some professional books and others that have been on my to-read pile for awhile. Here's my summer reading goal:
I knocked a few off the pile this weekend-- Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible by Ursula Vernon--a wonderfully wacky fractured "Sleeping Beauty" fairy tale (I'm going to pair it with Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch).
I also finished Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper, illustrated by Raul the Third. It brought me back to my El Paso days; my children were teasing me about slipping into an accent while I repeated the Spanish phrases.
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France by Maria Rockliff, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno, is an interesting snippet of history abroad during our Revolutionary War.
I also recently read Steal Like an Artist: Ten Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon. Though written for would-be career artists, it is applicable to anyone who is seeking a way to better their work skills in any profession; one only has to find models to emulate. I was excited to find out afterwards that he will be a keynote speaker at this year's iPadPalooza conference here in Austin!
It's Monday! What's on your summer reading list?