Author Archives: awnali

Audio Book Review – Rose under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

By Awnali Mills At the recommendation of a co-worker, I listened to Rose under Fire by Elizabeth Wein.  Rose Justice is an American courier pilot for Britain during WWII.  She’s dealing with the grief of losing friends and the tedium … Continue reading

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Library Storytime – 8/16/17

By Awnali Mills The last storytime of this session was Library themed.  The books I chose were A Library Book for Bear by Bonnie Becker and Comin’ Down to Storytime by Rob Reid. I started with my ukulele and If … Continue reading

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Science and Stories: Excellent Explosions

By Awnali Mills Several weeks ago we had a Science and Stories: Excellent Explosions program (one that I totally ripped off from Amy Koester on the ALSC blog.) For the Stories portion of the program I started with the song … Continue reading

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Summer Story Time 8-9-17

By Awnali Mills Today’s storytime was all about summer.  The books I chose were Duck’s Vacation by Gilad Soffer and The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli. We started off by talking about some of the things we do when it’s … Continue reading

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Book Review – Stealing Our Way Home by Cecilia Galante

By Awnali Mills Twelve year old Jack and ten year old Pippa’s mother died a few months ago, and their dad seems totally lost.  He’s spending all his time at work and leaving all the “mothering” to Jack.  But when … Continue reading

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Sick Storytime 7-26-17

By Awnali Mills I’m playing storytime-blogging-catch-up here.  Bear with me, please! For this storytime, I started with my puppy puppet.  He wasn’t feeling well—he hurt all over.  Sometimes, bandaids make us feel better, so I handed out felt bandaids (idea … Continue reading

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Underwear Storytime 8-2-17

By Awnali Mills As it is in libraries around the country, things around here are crazy.  Yep, the crazy has hit full force at my library, and we’re all dog paddling as fast as we can just trying to keep … Continue reading

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