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, May 20, 2010

DREAMLAND by Sarah Dessen, and STRANGE MR. SATIE by M.T. Anderson

We had great discussions (in between bites of delicious food!) at our book group meeting last week. We pretty much all agreed that both books were terrific; that the novel, even tho' there were some small inconsistencies and things that annoyed us, still had an important story to tell. Several people said they wished there had been such a book when they were teenagers. Everyone loved the 'Satie' picture book.

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