Posted in picture books, Preschool Reads

Cozy Storytelling: Books Aren’t for Eating

Books Aren’t for Eating, by Carlie Sorosiak/Illustrated by Manu Montoya, (Sept. 2022, Walker Books US), $17.99, ISBN: 9781536214963

Ages 4-7

Bookstore owner Leonard the goat loves losing himself in books and delights in choosing the just-right books for his customers, but the day another goat walks in and starts eating his books, he is beside himself! His wife lovingly reminds Leonard that he used to eat books, too, prompting Leonard to find a read that will show the other goat that Books Aren’t For Eating. This cozy story is all about the love of books and finding that one story that :excited me, challenged me, and made me feel less alone”. Sorosiak combines humor and the transformative power of books; Montoya brings the words to life with soft gouache illustration, showing readers how we can be carried away on the wings of a story; she creates warm, cozy settings with delightful details, like Leonard’s green Fair Isle sweater with goat detail, the cozy bookshop exterior and warm interior, and the cute white mice that show up throughout the story. I love reading this to my class visits to show them not only how to love books, but how to respect them. A definite add to collections.


Posted in geek culture

Save the Date: Star Wars Reads Day is Back!!

One of my favorite Library Days is coming: Star Wars Reads Day – IN A STAR WARS MOVIE YEAR! – is back. Mark your calendars, young Jedis and Siths: on October 10, 2015, bookstores, libraries, comic shops, anywhere that has books available, will be celebrating the fourth annual Star Wars Reads Day.


Check around – there are signings, giveaways, parties, you name it, and it’s WORLDWIDE. And this year, we’ve got the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens to look forward to in December!

From Participants in the events and festivities include: Disney-Lucasfilm Press, Marvel, Abrams, Chronicle, Del Rey, DK, Quirk Books, Scholastic, Workman, Egmont, Studio Fun, Phoenix International Publishing, and many more. BB-8 is ready. Are you?


Check out for the latest info on special events in your area, and stay tuned to for more on Star Wars Reads Day!