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Mrs. Farquharson’s musings about books for children and young adults

Archive for February, 2012

Simon Rodia and his Watts Towers

February6

It’s exciting when a book introduces children and adults to a person or event that is totally new to them. Author Dianna Hutts Aston wrote Dream Something Big: The Story of the Watts Towers (Dial, 2011). She chronicles Simon Rodia’s 34 year project of building his glorious creation without architectural plans, nails, bolts, or even […]

“May the Force be with you…”

February2

Obi-Wan Kenobi used this phrase when he wished Luke Skywalker luck when they were saying good-bye to each other. We’ve been channeling the Force as I’ve been sharing  Tom Angleberger’s book, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Amulet, 2010), with our Fifth Graders. This title is written in notebook or journal form with short chapters […]


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