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, October 8, 2009

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Joyce Sidman and Red Sings from Treetops by Jacqueline Kelly

Novel -- The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Joyce Sidman
Picture Book -- Red Sings from Treetops by Jacqueline Kelly


We had great discussions about our two books last nite.....differences of opinions on some things, and complete agreement on others. Most of us loved the novel, and our reactions to the picture book were divided.