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, December 9, 2010

WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead

We had (as usual) a great discussion at our December meeting about When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.....Many loved it, some - not so much. But as we talked more, it seemed that everyone found something about it that they liked.....although several of us just couldn't get into the 'time travel' aspect. Folks shared favorite holiday books (various holidays!!) and we enjoyed Ann's terrific holiday lasagna and a lot of other great 'nibblies'.