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, August 11, 2011


Novel:  One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street by Joanne Rocklin
Last nite we had a great meeting, delectable treats, and a good discussion of Joanne Rocklin's One day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street. Everyone found something in the book to love, maybe it was the story, maybe it was the characterization, maybe it was the beautifully written passages.
After our discussion we shared favorite picture books. In case you are interested in seeing them yourself, here they are: Leonardo the Terrible Monster, by Mo Willems; Bug Safari, by Bob Barner; City Dog, Country Frog, by Mo Willems; Can We Save the Tiger?, by Martin Jenkins; A House is a House for Me, by Mary Ann Hoberman; and, Stitches,by David Small (which is not a "true" picture book, but it IS a book with pictures, so we agreed that it counts!)