Monthly Archives: November 2015

Traditional Thursdays: Verdi

Verdi is a picture book by Janell Cannon, the author of Stellaluna. It tells the story of a young python, Verdi. Verdi is young and small, proud of his yellow skin and black stripes. He isn’t ready to grow up and become boring and lazy like the older green pythons he knows. Instead of laying […] Continue reading

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Schabbach: die Heimat, in der man kann zwei Freundinen nicht haben

Anton, Ernst und Hermann haben sehr unterschiedliche Ideen was Heimat ist und wo ihre Heimat ist. Anton glaubt die klassische Idee von Heimat an. Er ist in Schabbach geboren und aufgewachsen, er hat seine Fabrik in Schabbach gebaut und damit … Continue reading Continue reading

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Winners Wednesdays: A Ball For Daisy

A Ball For Daisy by Chris Raschka A Ball For Daisy is a beautifully illustrated wordless picture book. The book is about a little white dog named Daisy who loves her red ball. She sleeps with it, plays with it, and brings it to the park. One day at the park, a bigger brown dog […] Continue reading

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Trendy Tuesday: The Turnip

The Turnip Written & Illustrated By Jan Brett   Jan Brett has been a household name in children’s literature for the last several decades. Known for her beautiful, vibrant illustrations of humans and human-like animals, and her preference for rural, winter settings, Brett’s repertoire consists of titles like The Mitten and Gingerbread Baby. Most recently […] Continue reading

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Marvelous New Picture Books: by mouse and frog

  by mouse & frog by Deborah Freedman provides children a fun new look at storytelling. One day Mouse wakes up eager to write a story, but soon his friend Frog joins him. While Mouse takes a calm approach to writing a story, and slowly plans out the events, Frog rushes in to take the […] Continue reading

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Report: Terra

Never have I seen such a pittiful situation as this.  It sickens me to describe. The planet is good; resources are abundant.  Most of the surface of the planet is covered with “seas” of liquid dihydrogen monoxide containing aqueous ions… Continue reading

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Report: Terra

Never have I seen such a pittiful situation as this.  It sickens me to describe. The planet is good; resources are abundant.  Most of the surface of the planet is covered with “seas” of liquid dihydrogen monoxide containing aqueous ions… Continue reading

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Popular Sci-Fi Films: What Makes Them So Great?

What makes a science fiction movie critically acclaimed and monetarily successful, and what makes one a box office flop? Why do we respond so positively to some films and not to others? And why has the popularity of mainstream sci-fi relatively increas… Continue reading

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Criticism of Cli-Fi: A Global Warning Gone Too Far?

Meteorologists and climatologists around the world are sounding the alarm about the role human actions have played in bringing about “global warming.” And apparently, filmmakers are, too. The rise in ocean temperatures is being met with a rise in t… Continue reading

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This is why I should never be a character in Science Fiction.

In my opinion, “Entanglement” was one of the most beautiful stories that we read this semester. The way that Singh wove together the brief snapshots of multiple lives was so satisfying to read. The ending left me with that “A-ha!&#822… Continue reading

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