by admin | Mar 25, 2015 | books to love, children book authors, illustrators |
I don’t remember being this excited about a book.
I am the biggest fan of Julie Morstad, I have her books and have purchased a few of her prints.
When I first read When I Was Small by Sara O’Leary, my throat got so tight at the end and tears came rolling down. After, I picked up the rest in the series, Where You Came From, and When you were Small. As a mom of boys, I love Henry. Sara and Julie together, capture the heart.
This Is Sadie will not disappoint. I have been following closely, it will be the story book of all storybooks. I saw a mermaid. Eeeep!!!!
With the release of the book just around the corner, Tundra Books has beautiful activities to share. You can find them here.
We had so much fun making ours and we added the little masks to our garland because we liked them so much.
We really cannot wait for this beautiful book, May, come soon.
by admin | Nov 3, 2013 | books to love, little free library |
I love to read, and I adore Children’s books. So when I came across a Little Free Library in late August via Instagram, I was smitten. I thought on it a few days and by September 4th, I was officially approved for Little Free Library 8963, a month later my official steward plate arrived. My dream for this Little Free Library was to be nestled in the trees on Granville Island.
Granville Island is a charming place to visit, a tourist attraction to many visitors and when the sun comes out, a beautiful place for locals to spend the afternoon. I have been working on the Island for about 7 years, and I love my walk to work, I love the Island , and I knew it would be a great home for a Little Free Library. What I didn’t know, was how to propose that idea to Granville Island. Most people just put one in their front yard, but mine, was going to be in a more unique space, or so I hoped.
I set out to find the contacts, this took time, and lots of redirecting. One night I sat down and made an official proposal, with whys, and maps, and space suggestions. I got an email, and soon I was filling out an event form ( you don’t need a grand opening event, but I thought it would be nice intro to the community), I soon met for location ground reviews, and I was approved. I met some of the nicest people, so helpful and all supportive of a Little Free Library and Literacy.
There have been book donations from The Writers Fest and The Peak responded to my press kit. It has all been a lot of work, a lot, because I haven’t mentioned the posters, buttons, bags and book markers, or the building the library. My father-in-law is an architect, he made these great blueprints and he and my husband built the library with late nights and hard work.
If you are new here, I hope this means your found the Little Free Library 8963 on Granville Island. Please feel free to share the books you chose or any photos on the Facebook page.