WELCOME

WELCOME! Once a month, usually on a Thursday evening, a group of writers, illustrators, teachers and librarians meets in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles to discuss children's books. Usually we talk about one picture book and one middle grade or YA novel. After the meeting, Sandy Schuckett, a retired LAUSD librarian, summarizes our discussion. Here are her reports of our thoughts about the books we have read. We'd love to have your comments too!
Thanks to Nancy Hayashi for our wonderful title art! Our group has been meeting since 2007. It was organized under the auspices of the Children's Literature Council of Southern California (CLCSC).

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Freak Show by James St. James and Hawaiian Lullaby by Erin Eitter Kono

Freak Show by James St. James and Hawaiian Lullaby by Erin Eitter Kono
 
We had a great discussion about our January books. All agreed that Freak Show by James St. James was definitely a book with a unique voice and a story that needed to be told, and we had varying opinions on our picture book, Hula Lullaby by Erin Eitter Kono.