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 7, 2010

CHARLES AND EMMA by Deborah Heiligman and THE DAY-GLO BROTHERS by Chris Barton

We had great discussions on our two books for January. Everyone agreed that Charles and Emma was terrific, and it was interesting how different people found different things in the book that impressed them. We also loved the picture book about The Day-Glo Brothers. All agreed that it was neat to learn about something that none of us had known before, and we loved the way the story developed. Most of us weren't crazy about the illustrations, but agreed that they were perfect for this particular book.