Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wednesdays with The Subversive Children's Book Club: Peace on Earth

The Winter Holidays always make me think of that Wild Star's promise of Peace, so at this time of year, though a bit late, you get another edition of the Subversive Children's Book Club with themes of Peace.  

Peace on Earth, Mamas. Enjoy.  

For the Primary and Lower Elementary Set:

  • Our Peaceful Classroom by Aline D. Wolf
  • Sitti’s Secrets by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Rumpelstiltskin’s Daughter by Diane Stanley
  • Seven Brave Women by Betsy Hearne
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: an adaptation for children 
           by Ruth Rocha & Otavio Roth
  • Cain and Abel:  Finding The Fruits of Peace by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
  • The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter 

For the Upper Elementary and Teen Set (several of these are pretty heavily Quaker-influenced):
  •  Crash by Jerry Spinelli
  •  The Arrow Over The Door by Joseph Bruchac
  • Summer’s End by Audrey Couloumbis
  • Quaking by Kathryn Erskine
  • The Eye of The Heron by Ursula K. LeGuin.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Feliz Dia de Los Reyes Magos

Happy Epiphany!

May we all use our gifts for the goodness of our brothers and sisters in 2018.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Lone Star Facts on Friday: State Nickname

Our state nickname is the Lone Star State.  We are not really the only one star state, or star state, but that is our nickname, just the same.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Wednesdays with The Subversive Children's Book Club: Winter Holidays

I am pretty late with this one this year, but I have at least until El Dia de Los Reyes Magos, right? In honor of Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and other winter festivities, this edition of Wednesdays with the Subversive Children's Book Club features books with  Winter Holiday themes.  I hope you have all been having Happy Holidays! Enjoy!

  • Three Wise Women by Mary Hoffman

  • Lone Star by Barbara Barrie 

  • A Dozen Silk Diapers by Melissa Kajpust

  • Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto

  • The Winter Solstice by Ellen Jackson

  • A Full House by Madeleine L’Engle

  • The Gifts of Kwanzaa by Synthia St. James

  • What Child Is This? by Caroline B. Cooney

  • The Winter Gift by Deborah Turney Zagwyn

  • Twenty-Four Days Before Christmas by Madeleine L’Engle

Monday, January 01, 2018

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, Mamas.

Love and Peace and Joy and Health to you in 2018 and always.


Lone Star Ma