Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy July!

Hello to you good people who check in with Fallen Star Stories! I just wanted totake a moment to say Happy July to you all... and Happy Independence Day to all my friends and family in the States. With the Volvo Race Week in full swing here in Galway, today is a special one for me, as the US Embassy has chosen Galway for it's official 4th of July celebrations with a parade and fireworks, music and mirth... it's going to be a glorious day (well, I don't know about the weather, but the day itself will be fun!)
But as I am all about the children's books, I can't forget about reading and what the summer brings. The summer months, whether rainy or sunny, was always a time to read what we wanted to read... just for fun! (Which is what reading is supposed to be about.) While there are many new books out for the summer, and many more new ones coming up in the next two or three, I always like to revisit old favourites in the summer months. In the next day or so, I'll suggest some of mine, but in the meantime, here's the link to colleague Kim Harte's appearance on Ireland AM, where she gives a few suggestions (and very good suggestions) about what to look for this summer.

A Boy, A Bear and a Boat by Dave Shelton
Wonder by RJ Pallacio
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
.... among others.
 Read! Enjoy! Relax......
http://www.tv3.ie/ireland_am.php?video=50391&locID=1.65.74.155

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