“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
“Life isn't long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is. Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!”
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From picture-books to juvenile fiction, award-winners to overlooked gems, the world of children's literature provides an endless supply of fabulous boFrom picture-books to juvenile fiction, award-winners to overlooked gems, the world of children's literature provides an endless supply of fabulous books. This group was created to be a one-stop destination, for all readers interested in discussing that world, in whole or in part. All opinions are welcome, as long as they are respectfully expressed....more
Science and Inquiry
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This Group explores scientific topics. We have an active monthly book club, as well as discussions on a variety of topics including Science in the NewThis Group explores scientific topics. We have an active monthly book club, as well as discussions on a variety of topics including Science in the News, new science book reviews, and any general science topic imaginable including history of science, physics, astronomy, biology, medical and environmental studies, to name but a few.
1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up
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This is a group for those who want to take on the less-daunting task of reading all of the books from Julia Eccleshare's 1001 Children's Books You MusThis is a group for those who want to take on the less-daunting task of reading all of the books from Julia Eccleshare's 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. Decidedly easier than 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, the books on this list still pack plenty of emotion, philosophy, and fun. Feel free to share thoughts on these books, as well as experiences you've had reading these books to your child.
Also, if you do not have access to Julia Eccleshare's guide, please browse the bookshelves to see our group's focus.
And now, the Amazon description of the book: "This is the best and most authoritative guide to classic and contemporary children’s literature today. It is the latest in the best-selling 1001 series, and its informative reviews are the key to differentiating the "must-read" books from all the rest in the realm of children’s books. Whether you are a parent seeking to instill a love of reading in your child, an educator or counselor looking for inspiration, or a young reader with a voracious appetite, this guide to the best writing for children and young adults covers the spectrum of children’s literature. It is organized by age group—from board books to YA novels and all the gradations in between. Each entry features evaluations by a team of international critics complete with beautifully reproduced artwork from the featured title. The beloved classics are here, but the guide also takes a global perspective and includes the increasingly diverse contributions from African American and Latino authors and illustrators—not to mention important books from around the world."...more