From October 26-30, you are invited to participate in a unique, virtual dialogue on "Stealing Buddha's Dinner" with individuals from other Michigan communities, high schools, colleges, and others. Questions emanating from Bich's tour visit Oct 13-17, as well as from her memoir, will be posed to stimulate dialogue on immigration stories, cultural understanding, and contemporary history.
Discussion will occur on the Great Michigan Read Facebook Discussion Board, beginning October 26. We look forward to the conversation and your participation!
Bouchercon 2010 will be held in San Francisco this year, October 14 - 17. Bouchercon is the World Mystery Convention. Every year readers, writers, publishers, editors, agents, booksellers and other lovers of crime fiction gather for a long weekend of both education and entertainment. Panel discussions, author signings, awards, and more are available throughout this four day conference. This year's Guests of Honor are Lee Childs, Denise Mina, Laurie R. King, Eddie Muller, and Maddy van Hertbruggen.
For more information visit Bouchercon by the Bay 2010.
Bouchercon 2011 — Spirits of St. Louis will meet September 15-18 in St. Louis, Missouri.
[Logo: Private Eye Writers of America 2010]
It's pumpkin time! And there are some great stories about them beyond the picture book collection. Pick one of these pumpkin plots:
Me and the pumpkin queen by Marlane Kennedy
Ninjas don't bake pumpkin pies by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones; illustrated by John Steven Gurney
The squampkin patch: a Nasselrogt adventure by J.T. Petty
- Sambhramācyā lāṭā by Ratnākara Matakarī
- Prādhyāpaka vāīkarāñcī kathā : jhapāṭalelyā eka vāstūcī bhayakathā by Nārāyaṇa Dhārapa
- Kālindī by Jagannātha Kuṇṭe
This small book is the perfect beginner guide. It's so compact that you can easily put it in your knitting bag with your project and take it wherever you're going. The instructions for learning how to knit are clear and the accompanying illustrations make things easy to understand. The basic projects range from very-first absolute beginner level to some items that are a little more involved for someone who has been knitting for a while.
As the weather gets colder and we all start staying indoors more, here are some cute picture books about being artistic to inspire you to create!
I ain't gonna paint no more! by Karen Beaumont; illustrated by David Catrow
The dot by Peter H. Reynolds
Harold and the purple crayon by Johnson, Crockett, 1906-
Frederick by Leo Lionni
Struggling with fractions? Let our materials help you break those numbers down. We've got everything:
Inchworm and a half by Elinor Pinczes ; illustrated by Randall Enos
The Wishing Club : a story about fractions by Donna Jo Napoli ; pictures by Anna Currey
Mary Clare likes to share : a math reader by Joy Hulme ; illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell
- Głowa Minotaura by Marek Krajewski
- Dziewice, do boju! by Monika Szwaja
- Czarna wdowa atakuje by Irena Matuszkiewicz.
Come on in and check them out.