September 19 — International Talk Like a Pirate Day
"How I Became a Pirate" by Melinda Long, illustrated by David Shannon

When they landed, the head pirate climbed out of the boat and yelled, “Ahoy thar, matey! Be this the Spanish Main?”
“No, “I said, “this is North Beach.”
“Shiver me timbers!” the pirate said. “We must have taken a wrong turn at Bora Bora.”
 Aargh! Practice makes perfect!

September 19 — International Talk Like a Pirate Day

"How I Became a Pirate" by Melinda Long, illustrated by David Shannon

When they landed, the head pirate climbed out of the boat and yelled, “Ahoy thar, matey! Be this the Spanish Main?”

“No, “I said, “this is North Beach.”

“Shiver me timbers!” the pirate said. “We must have taken a wrong turn at Bora Bora.”

 Aargh! Practice makes perfect!

September 16 - Happy Birthday, H.A. Rey!
H.A. Rey was born September 16, 1898 in Hamburg, Germany. You know and love him as the creator, along with his wife Margaret, of the beloved children’s books, “Curious George.” What you might not know is the story of their harrowing 1940 escape from Paris as the Nazi army approached. The Reys traveled by bicycle to southern France with few possessions— but those possessions included the manuscripts of children’s books.
You can find out more by reading “The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margaret and H.A. Rey” by Louise Borden, illustrated by Allan Drummond.
Check out the book’s amazon.com page for an introduction to the book as well as photos that author Louise Borden took as she researched their lives.

September 16 - Happy Birthday, H.A. Rey!

H.A. Rey was born September 16, 1898 in Hamburg, Germany. You know and love him as the creator, along with his wife Margaret, of the beloved children’s books, “Curious George.” What you might not know is the story of their harrowing 1940 escape from Paris as the Nazi army approached. The Reys traveled by bicycle to southern France with few possessions— but those possessions included the manuscripts of children’s books.

You can find out more by reading “The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margaret and H.A. Rey” by Louise Borden, illustrated by Allan Drummond.

Check out the book’s amazon.com page for an introduction to the book as well as photos that author Louise Borden took as she researched their lives.

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated nationwide and begins Sept. 15, 2014, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries – Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico achieved independence on September 16th and Chile on September 18th. Hispanic Heritage Month has been celebrated in the United States since 1974, when President Gerald Ford issued a Presidential Proclamation extending Hispanic Heritage Week into a month-long observation.
Start the festivities by reading Carmen Lomas Garza’s ”In My Family/En mi familia.” A tribute to her family and community.

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated nationwide and begins Sept. 15, 2014, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries – Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico achieved independence on September 16th and Chile on September 18th. Hispanic Heritage Month has been celebrated in the United States since 1974, when President Gerald Ford issued a Presidential Proclamation extending Hispanic Heritage Week into a month-long observation.

Start the festivities by reading Carmen Lomas Garza’s In My Family/En mi familia.” A tribute to her family and community.

Malcolm Mitchell, number 26 for the University of Georgia Bulldogs was one of the top recruits in the country a few years ago. He’s Georgia royalty.  When he started college he could only read at about a junior high level. He vowed to change that—and did. That led to a chance meeting in a book store—and well— you read the rest of the story.

Love it.