Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Programming Spotlight: Alex Simmons visits Crossroads

On Friday, February 22nd, students at Passages Academy-Crossroads were treated to a visit from Alex Simmons, author of Archie Comics: Clash of the New Kids, and organizer of the Kids Comic Con.  He spoke with three classes about his life and career, did some quick drawing instruction, and signed their gift copies of Clash of the New Kids. --Regan Schwartz

Monday, February 11, 2013

Programming Spotlight: Bonnie Erickson visits Crossroads

On Friday, February 8th, Bonnie Erickson, Executive Director of the Jim Henson Legacy, visited with three classes at Passages Academy-Crossroads.  Students were treated to a presentation on the history of the Muppets, including the pitch video for Sesame Street, as well as on Ms. Erickson’s work in advertising around the world.  I’m sure we have some students now contemplating a career with furry monsters!  Thank you, Ms. Erickson! --Regan Schwartz

So Cute You Could Die!: puppies, kitties, bunnies galore! by Jennie Summers

Life can be stressful and unpleasant and sometimes you need to take a moment to relax and remember the wonder of the world around you.  So Cute You Could Die seems tailor-made to the task.  It is 256 wordless pages of adorable, cuddly animals mugging for the camera.  The ultimate stress-free read, So Cute You Could Die is an absorbing book, sure to spark interest and conversation and almost guaranteed to turn bad moods around.  

So Cute You Could Die is a great book for engaging reluctant readers in the library.  It has proven popular with boys and girls alike, and has prompted some serious discussions, from dog breeding and fighting, to wildlife conservation and general wonderings about the intricacies of the animal kingdom. --Regan Schwartz

Summers, Jennie. So Cute You Could Die!: Puppies, Kitties, Bunnies Galore! Philadelphia: Quirk Books, 2007. Print.