I interviewed Christopher Rodarte, author of the book “La Llorona: Ghost Stories of the Southwest.” He explains that he has always been very interested in the legend of La Llorona, a popular tale in Mexican and Southwest cultures. Rodarte’s book retells people’s tales of the weeping woman of the Southwest.
I like to read and when my sister received a coloring book about the Ninja Kitties she asked me to read it to her.
Each kitty has a personality with an inner strength like staying positive, being friendly or funny, being competitive or always thoughtful. I interviewed my sister to find out which kitty she thought was most like her.
I read a book called “Douglas, You Need Glasses!” It was written by Ged Adamson and published by Random House. Douglas is a dog with very bad eyesight. His eyesight is so bad that he chases a leaf thinking it is a squirrel. He also does not see the warning sign and hewalks through wet cement.
Nancy is Douglas’ owner and she takes him for an eye exam. Douglas goes through one whole cabinet of glasses and finally finds the perfect pair. After he puts on the glasses, Douglas can see things that he couldn’t see before.
Do you know who Mark Kelly is? He is a former astronaut who is running for senate. Not only has Kelly been to space, but he has also been to some local libraries. I had the chance to meet him at the downtown library. He read his bestselling book, “Mousetronaut.”
After the reading, he answered questions. Kelly says he flew 17,000 miles per hour in space. He also noted that the first time you’re in zero gravity, it feels weird.
Kelly’s identical twin brother, Scott Kelly, has been to space, also. The two have written a book together.
“Dear Justice League” is a great new book where young fans of the Justice League ask their favorite super heroes questions about what it’s like to be a super hero. Fans want to dig deeper into the lives of these characters and find out what they do when they are not saving the world from bad guys. Kids email personal questions and get some pretty funny answers.
“Movies are Magic: A Kid’s History of the Moving Image From the Dawn of Time to About 1939” is a book that tells the history of movie making.
Written by Jennifer Churchill and illustrated by Howell Edwards, the book features a young boy named Weston (he is Churchill’s son) and his dog Oscar. The two of them venture through the history of movies from silent films to talking motion pictures.
“One Day in the Desert” by Anna Keener informs you of animals that you can find in the desert that are unusual! For example, there are shrimp in the desert! If you want to know how shrimp survive here, read this awesome book!
Have you ever wanted to be an author and wondered what it takes to write a best seller? Lisa McMann was able to share some thoughts about her life as an author, her work ethic, and what influenced her to become a writer in a recent phone interview. Then in March, she was in town for the Tucson Festival of Books. She came to meet with fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade classes at my school.
“Hocus & Pocus: The Search for the Missing Dwarves” is written and Illustrated by Gorobei. This is not a regular comic book! It’s not a regular book, either. What I liked about this book is what makes it different. The mission is
You should definitely read this book, “Trouble in Zombie-Town” by Mark Cherverton, because there are exciting and mysterious twists and plenty of action. This is book one of the Mystery of Herobrine, A Gameknight999 Adventure series based on Minecraft. There are many zombie towns underground. It is filled with lots of zombies! There are also HP fountains like healing fountains for them to fill their HP to full health. If their HP goes completely empty, then they die. Each town has its own leader. The leaderrules the town until another zombie beats it in battle.