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Making Crocodile Skin Belts April 30, 2012

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Making Crocodile Skin Belts

Guy got to check out the time-consuming process while in the Market.


yummy fruit and Sorbet in Saly, Senegal April 19, 2012

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yummy fruit and Sorbet in Saly, Senegal


Thatching a Roof in Saly, Senegal April 10, 2012

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Thatching a Roof in Saly, Senegal

These friendly guys were re-thatching the roof of the bungalow at the hotel we were staying at in Saly, Senegal. Someone told me that Saly is in the part of Africa known as the West African Riveria. The ocean views were beautiful!


Christmas Books 2011 Given and Received January 5, 2012

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The Scorpio Races By Maggie Stiefvater

Icefall by Matthew Kirby

Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials by Stephanie Hemphill

Crossed by Ally Condie

It’s Christmas David by David Shannon

The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristen Kladstrup and Matt Tavares

Ivy and Bean books by Annie Barrows

Babymouse books by Jennifer Holm

It’s Not Fair by Amy Rosenthal and Tom Lichenheld

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

Divergent by Veronica Roth (x2)

The Death Cure, The Scorch Trials, The Maze Runner series by James Dashner

Shark Wars by Ernie Altbacker

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

This Plus That: Life’s Little Equations by Amy Rosenthal

Mentor Author, Mentor Texts by Ralph Fletcher




2011 in review January 1, 2012

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The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 38,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Books I’ve Passed Out to Teachers so far this year August 29, 2011

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The first week of school saw me passing out bags of books from my home library and office. While it’s a form of “weeding”, handing out the bags for me is bittersweet. I always say that the best book is one in the hands of a child. On the other hand, we know I come to book hoarding naturally, so parting with books I’ve loved, does require disciplline on my part. Here are some newer titles I’ve passed on.

Troublemaker by Andrew Clements

Stink: The Ultimate  Thumb Wrestling Smackdown by Megan McDonald

Miss Child Has Gone Wild by Dan Gutman

Ivy and Bean: What’s the Big Idea by Annie Barrows

Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventure: The Japanese Ninja Surprise  by Jeff Brown


Blank Confession by Pete Hautman


Beach reading is the best! June 13, 2011

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Junonia by Kevin Henkes
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Inside out and Back Again by Thanann Lai



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