Welcome to the Fanciful World of Children’s Literature!
My name is Angela and I will be your guide throughout this exploration of children’s literature.
So first of all a little bit about me. I am currently an educational sign language interpreter at the elementary level. I have my master’s degree in elementary education, but in my search for a teaching job I fell into interpreting and loved it. I started this blog to help me get organized with children’s literature in preparation for teaching, and as such most books I review will be geared towards children in the elementary grades.
I’ve always loved to read and I have spent a significant amount of my life buried in stories, whether in books or online. As a little girl my parents and my grandmother would read to me constantly, and once I learned how I immediately started reading to them. I was one of those kids who went to the public library and walked out with 20 to 30 books at a time. Even when I got older and started reading YA fiction I still took anywhere from 5 to 15 books out at a time. Reading is an adventure, and it’s one that I have fully embraced throughout my life.
As of this moment, my plan for this blog is simply to review a variety of children’s books. I may add in activities for certain books that can be done in the classroom or at home. If I know of a great ASL retelling of a story I might include that too. I sometimes have guest reviewers, usually children or teens. They will be reviewing some of the books I read, and occasionally some books that I have not read.
I will point out that I have always preferred fantasy and science fiction stories, and that in general I tend to find historical and realistic fiction a bit boring. Not to say that I won’t be reading and reviewing those stories, because if anything I need to experience more of those genres as I am less familiar with them. But I just wanted to point that out, just in case my subconscious makes me review those stories a bit more harshly. It’s just something to take into consideration as you read this blog.
So, if you’ve stumbled across this blog I hope you find it interesting and helpful. Most of all, I hope that you can recognize the wondrous adventures that can be found in children’s literature and that you are willing to embark on some of those adventures with me.
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If you enjoy my writing style and want to read more from me, please check out my personal blog: The Misplaced Puzzle. I will be writing thoughts, rants, and everything in between on that blog.