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 21, 2010

COUNTDOWN by Debbie Wiles and I LIKE BUGS by Emma Dodd and I LIKE BUGS by Philemon Sturges

We had great discussions at our last meeting.....everyone talking about what they were doing in 1962, when Countdown took place...some were in high school, some in college, and one (me!!) already working as a teacher -- oh, well. We all liked the book - for various reasons, depending upon how we approached it - which is what makes our group so much fun......On the two I Like Bugs picture books, we liked different parts of each, and figured that melded together they would make one great book.