Styling Librarian Inspiring Movies #WhateverWednesday

Styling Librarian Inspiring Movies #WhateverWednesday.

Love the movies this week- ocean cleaning invention and reading passion…

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Styling Librarian

I’m ending my posts on this blog page and completely switching over to The Styling Librarian website.
Thanks to those who followed me here. Hope you understand that I would like to have a single blog focus presently.

Wishing all my Ridgewood friends the best as there is the huge change next year. I’ll miss teaching students, working with teachers, and keeping up with all community members at Ridgewood but look forward to keeping up with posts at Styling Librarian!

Also, the Ridgewood Library Webpage has switched over to:

-Mrs. Debbie Alvarez

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Celebrating Where the Wild Things Are

Thought I would quickly post a video of Ridgewood Fifth Graders enjoying Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak in honor of his creations.


** For my wonderful followers, I now consistently post over at: and don’t plan to post here after June, 2012. Thanks for your support!

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The Styling Librarian

Wonderful Resourceful Authors Part 2: How I love keeping up with authors! Especially when they share beyond their normal book creations and provide resources to the public… Here are three authors I focus on in this post: Bart King, Tom Angleberger, and SISBRO. I’m in debate about putting three people on one page as each of these creators is worthy of individual attention.

Bart King – I really enjoy connecting with Bart King- either by Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, etc. Bart is a former middle school teacher who inspired his students constantly. I actually sent my elementary students up to his classes in middle school when they graduated and I heard his name over and over when students came back to visit me. Bart began his writing career initially with an adult book- Architectural Guidebook to Portland– it is fascinating to look at in terms of architecture… but then he really took…

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Delightful Children's Books

Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd! Here are five Earth Day activities to celebrate the holiday and great books to accompany each activity. For many more Earth Day activities, see the Delightful Children’s Books Earth Day Pinterest board!


The Listening Walk by Paul Showers. A father and daughter go on a “listening walk” around their neighborhood. They walk without saying a word and pay attention to the sounds of lawnmowers zooming, ducks quacking, wind rustling through leaves and more. Ages 3+

Giving Thanks by Jonathan London and Gregory Manchess. As a young boy and father take a walk through the countryside, the father teaches the son to offer thanks to the frogs, fox, trees, and other beautiful things they see. Ages 3+

Crinkleroot’s Guide to Knowing the Birds by Jim Arnosky. An enthusiastic and quirky little man invites children along on a hike…

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The Styling Librarian

Here’s the inspiration behind this post:

Thanks to Jen and Kellee for the inspiration!

I just began reading The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami. This book is hitting me hard because of the family having to move to another country. Think I’m seriously putting myself in the character’s shoes. Love Bollywood films once in a while, my favorite is Lagaan, so enjoying reading about two girls who enjoy watching them.

Here are the treasures I’ve enjoyed this past week:


The Curse of Addy McMahon by Katie Davis
I was so excited to make time to read numerous Katie Davis books this week, still waiting on a few books coming through the public library… so this beautiful book was about a girl who found comfort journaling after her father passed away from cancer. She stumbles through one misstep after another and works through the story…

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Sharing over to Top Books in My World for my monthly update…

The Styling Librarian

Fun reading time, as always with book treasures.  

Here’s the inspiration behind this post/meme:
Thanks to Jen and Kellee for the inspiration!

I am presently right in the middle of Chomp! by Carl Hiaasen – enjoying it quite a bit. I also look forward to reading Close to Famous by Joan Bauer soon… and many other titles teasing me over on the book shelf.

I treasure every minute that I’ve read with my son this month…

he’s been very open-minded when I come home with a stack of 20 new picture books.

I adored reading Here Come the Girl Scouts by Shana Corey. I’m looking forward to sharing this with everyone- my students, staff… love the format, illustrations, quotes, life story, just wonderful book from beginning to end.

I love the time period and look forward to partnering the book with Barbara Kerley’s book What to do…

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