Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday Mentions: bits and curiositites from around the web

Today, Brooklynn brought home a special book from the library.  I'm guessing she chose it because it had our last name on the cover, or maybe it was the leprechauns and it being March, but what she didn't know is that the illustrator of the book, Emily Arnold McCully, a Caldecott Medalist, is actually her Great, Great Aunt!  Husband and the kids and I shared a fun moment over the book.  Personally, I've never met this Great, Great Aunt, but I'd love to.  If I could, I'd ask her to tea, and cozy in for warm scones and hours talking the creative life.  I never dreamed that I would be a children's book author when I was young - but it turns out that I was preparing myself to be just that all along.  Love that.

Speaking of leprechauns, this St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt looks like such festive fun!  Do you have traditions for St. Pattie's Day?

Did you know that daylight saving causes some folks to act strangely?  Check out these facts and statistics.

I've added this to my growing 31 before 31 list.  It's right there with make cinnamon rolls and wake up on a mountaintop.  You know--the important things in life.

Since I mentioned life, what about this beautiful book of images titled, "Where Children Sleep."  I think the premise is great--intended to interest and engage children in the details of the lives of other children around the world, and the social issues affecting them, while also being a serious photographic essay for an adult audience.  Beautiful.

Now I'm going to get on the rest of that important 31 before 31 list!  I hope you're off to a great week! 

Image:: Brooklynn in 2012


Becca Moss March 15, 2013 at 1:47 PM  

That's so neat that's the book she choose! How fun!

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
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