This time last year I was able to share with you a glimpse inside the first illustrated Harry Potter novel. Well, the second installment is here, so I thought I'd share some of the gorgeous illustrations with y'all!! One of my favorite things about Jim Kay's illustrations is how he is able to breathe life… Continue reading Sneak Peek: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
It's Saturday, and I've been away on a retreat with my students, so today was filled with a lot of napping. Tonight I'll have to buckle down and work on some of my grad school assignments, but first I thought I'd catch up on the blog! This evening I have two Harry Potter-related items to… Continue reading All Things Potter
There's something really special about finding the perfect book for a young reader and watching them fall in love with books and stories. When my seventh grade students would tell me they didn't like to read, I would always say "You just haven't found the right book." Well, today I'm doing my part to help young… Continue reading Great Books for Young Readers
After we returned, very tired, from our day trips to Stratford and Oxford, we had scheduled two final days in London to soak up everything the city had to offer. Thursday morning was gray and so, so cold. We hopped on the Tube to get to our first sight of the day: the Tower of… Continue reading Day Six: Mysterious London
Spending my Monday sharing a few of my current favorites with you--from Tolstoy to Hogwarts and everything in between!
Yesterday I was tempted to sit down and read this entire book just to enjoy the beautiful illustrations. I've been re-reading the Harry Potter books this year, and this was such a wonderful book to receive in the mail. The illustrations are so well done, and they capture the spirit of the book perfectly. I'm… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Illustrated Version