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Paul Hankins is on page 210 of 310 of Show Me a Story!: Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators
Jerry Pinkney talks about being dyslexic and shying away from reading as a child. However, his mother read to him from Anderson stories and Ralph Waldo Emerson. As a teen, Pinkney read Emerson as he felt that he (Pinkney) could shy away from comics, but not Emerson. Interesting.
Jan 11, 2012 06:34PM Add a comment
Show Me a Story!: Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators

Paul  Hankins
Paul Hankins is on page 206 of 310 of Show Me a Story!: Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators
The middle in-lays of the ARC are gorgeous even in digital formatting. Sketches, work from familiar titles from each artist. Beautiful book. The questions posed to each artist are a blend of background and fun. Henkes is asked what he dressed up as for Halloween, for example.
Jan 11, 2012 06:29PM Add a comment
Show Me a Story!: Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators

Paul  Hankins
Paul Hankins is on page 100 of 310 of Show Me a Story!: Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators
Kevin Henkes grew up in Racine, Wisconsin where Little Golden Books were published. He cites these as being a heavy influence on his boyhood reading as many of the fathers in the neighborhood worked for Western Publishing Company.
Jan 11, 2012 06:18PM Add a comment
Show Me a Story!: Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators

Paul  Hankins
Paul Hankins is on page 90 of 310 of Show Me a Story!: Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators
Lois Ehlert's father was a woodworker and her mother a seamstress. Yes. Somehow this combination seems to make a whole lot of sense. And I love Ehlert's quote, "Art supplies are all around us."
Jan 11, 2012 06:07PM Add a comment
Show Me a Story!: Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators

Paul  Hankins
Paul Hankins is on page 70 of 310 of Show Me a Story!: Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators
Reading the section on Eric Carle now. Really enjoyed the sections on Quentin Blake and Ashley Bryant (who talks about depression era programs like WPA that offered courses in Art and Music).
Jan 11, 2012 05:55PM Add a comment
Show Me a Story!: Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators

Paul  Hankins
Paul Hankins is on page 30 of 310 of Show Me a Story!: Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators
Okay. I'm fascinated by how Anno shares his thoughts regarding his picture books, seeing each as a film. Must ask Abby if we have Anno titles at the library. Could be weekend reading.
Jan 11, 2012 05:22PM Add a comment
Show Me a Story!: Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators

Paul  Hankins
Paul Hankins is on page 170 of 208 of On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave
The last story I read from the collection pays a nice homage (albeit a creepy one) to "The Yellow Wallpaper."
Jan 09, 2012 02:51AM Add a comment
On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave

Paul  Hankins
Paul Hankins is on page 70 of 208 of On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave
Stories based in Grant Park, the Insane Asylum, new story starting out in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Creepy, creepy stories sure to delight older readers. Put these on a "ladder" with Schwartz, Stine, Lubar, and Rand.
Jan 08, 2012 03:11PM Add a comment
On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave

Paul  Hankins
Paul Hankins is on page 40 of 208 of On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave
While returning the saddle shoes of what turns out to be those belonging to a drowning victim, Mike Kowalski finds himself audience to narrators from different places adn different times. The White Cemetery is the stage. Candace Fleming's chilly ghost tales--each with a historical backdrop--will be just in time for around the camp fire read-alouds in the Summer of 2012. Gina's story--creepy.
Jan 08, 2012 10:03AM Add a comment
On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave

Paul  Hankins
Paul Hankins is on page 210 of 320 of Sway
Finding out what is in a mysterious suitcase that is on board THE ROAST. Just loving this book.
Jan 07, 2012 07:06PM Add a comment
Sway

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Paul Hankins added a status update
According to Goodreads, I am on pace to complete 1000 books this year. I'll be behind again in the morning.
Jan 07, 2012 02:53PM Add a comment

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Paul Hankins is on page 115 of 320 of Sway
The Roast embarks upon its journey carrying Cass while playing Gordon Lightfoot, "Carefree highway. . .let me slip away. . .slip away on you. . ." I think this would make an excellent read-aloud if the music is playing in the background. I don't know that kids will get the Lightfoot reference, but this big reader loves it. And why not help this chapter really come to life? This is the good stuff of journey!
Jan 07, 2012 06:11AM Add a comment
Sway

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Paul Hankins is on page 64 of 320 of Sway
"Compassion comes with a compass in it right there. Shouldn't compassion already lead you in the right direction then?" Syd from Turner's SWAY.
Jan 07, 2012 05:39AM Add a comment
Sway

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Paul Hankins is on page 64 of 320 of Sway
Chapter 7 is that heart-breaking stuff of MG literature that will remind readers of the heart-breaking stuff from Snyder's BIGGER THAN A BREADBOX. . .and it's still just as heartbreaking. Turner's writing is like poetry as this chapter wraps up. I'm really liking SWAY.
Jan 07, 2012 05:28AM Add a comment
Sway

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Paul Hankins is on page 175 of 310 of See You at Harry's
If you have the means to read SEE YOU AT HARRY'S NOW, by all means, do so. I'm blown away. Jo was strong with PEARL, in SEE YOU AT HARRY'S, her ability to draw upon and within human emotion is super human.
Dec 18, 2011 09:26AM Add a comment
See You at Harry's

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Paul Hankins is on page 28 of 310 of See You at Harry's
"He takes a deep breath that sounds like it hurts. I wait for him to say something, but he just sits there. And it feels like the floating thing has swallowed him up, leaving me all alone." Beautiful.
Dec 18, 2011 05:50AM Add a comment
See You at Harry's

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Paul Hankins is on page 8 of 310 of See You at Harry's
"I lean my head against the window watching all of the neighborhood houses swim by, wondering if all families are as frustrating to live with as mine." Jo Knowles gives us an immediate sense of this family by writing one scene that takes place in a car. This is a gift.
Dec 18, 2011 05:31AM Add a comment
See You at Harry's

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Paul Hankins is on page 70 of 295 of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Greg Gaines is funny. Tragically funny. It's an accidental funny that makes the reader want to say, "I would so totally hang out with this kid." I keep seeing Paul from The Wonder Years as I read these early chapters of what will probably be one of the funnier books for YA in 2012.
Dec 16, 2011 07:42PM Add a comment
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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Paul Hankins is on page 130 of 352 of Drowning Instinct
A scene where Jenna is holding her teacher's knife is reminiscent on McCormick's CUT, but Bick's background in counseling and psychology up the ante on the "please, I don't want to turn this page" factor of the scene. Readers will be talking about Drowning Instinct in 2012!
Dec 11, 2011 05:22PM Add a comment
Drowning Instinct

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