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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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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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Firefly Storytime 7-12-17

By Awnali Mills Where I grew up (Arizona) there were no fireflies.  I didn’t see a firefly until I was an adult, and I’ve always felt that they were magical.  One of my greatest joys now is porch-sitting in the … Continue reading

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Book Review – A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting by Joe Ballarini

By Awnali Mills Kelly just wants to earn enough money to go to summer camp, but when her best friend suggests babysitting, Kelly is hesitant.  She doesn’t actually like kids.  So when her mother volunteers her to babysit on Halloween, … Continue reading

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