Interview: Lenore Look

Many thanks to Colby Sharp of Sharpread for interviewing me about my newest book! Great questions and a fun interview! Enjoy! xxoo


I’m sure that many of your share my love for Alvin Ho. He’s one of the most unique characters in children’s literature that I have ever read. Getting the opportunity to interview Alvin Ho author, Lenore Look, is an honor. I’m hoping that you enjoy the interview, and that you check out her beautiful picture book Brush of the Gods.

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My students and I study legends and myths as part of our fourth grade curriculum. I am excited to add The Brush of the Gods to our arsenal. Can you talk about how your Chinese heritage has informed her work on this book?

I grew up listening to my dad tell tall tales about growing up in China, and about Chinese historical figures and events that really sparked his imagination. He knew the cold, hard facts, but the way he told them to us always sounded like a first-hand account. For…

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Styling Librarian Happy Book Birthday Brush of the Gods #TreatTuesday

Many thanks to Debbie Alvarez for her wonderful Book Birthday wishes!!! I have NO time to blog about it myself as I’m in the thick of finishing the next Alvin book under threat of imminent death! What a wonderful gift this is to reblog 🙂 THANK YOU, Debbie!!! And thanks again to all the amazing readers at Bradbury School for listening 🙂 !!! XXOOXXO

The Styling Librarian


Thanks to Twitter Friends for creating a delicious meme- Treat Tuesday. 

Special thanks to Niki Barnes at Daydream Reader 

and  Shannon Houghton at Ms. Houghton’s Class.

I’ll go with a book and a treat.

Happy BOOK Birthday to Brush of the Gods by Lenore Look, illustrated by Meilo So! So excited to see this book out in the world now… My students and I received a copy of the book as a gift and we absolutely love it! We enjoyed watching Lenore Look read it aloud during our Skype author visit and now to have an autographed copy of our very own, well that just takes the cake! Thank YOU Lenore Look!!

Here’s my thoughts on the book: I’ve watched Brush of the Gods collect one lovely book review after another. See below for other reviews!

There are many reasons I think that Brush of the Gods

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[Monday Reading] Chinese Wedding, Penguin Pottery, and Rabbit’s Judgment – Celebrating Yumi Heo’s Artwork

Debbie Alvarez, a k a The Styling Librarian, forwarded this post to me. It features two of my picture books with Yumi Heo, and a third book by her. Go, Yumi! And many thanks to Jen and Kellee for the mention!

Gathering Books

It’s Monday, What are You Reading is a meme hosted by Jen and Kellee from Teach Mentor Texts (and brainchild of Sheila at BookJourney). Two of our blogging friends, Linda from Teacher Dance and Tara from A Teaching Life have inspired us to join this vibrant meme.

Last Week’s Review and Miscellany Posts

Here are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign up if you are looking for exciting reading challenges with monthly book prizes. Click on the titles/images below to be taken to our blog posts.



[Photo Journal/A-Z Photo Story Challenge] W is for Wall of Berlin


[AFCC 2013] Children, Speak Up Panel


Post-Birthday Special: Haruki Murakami’s Birthday Girl

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[AFCC 2013] Launch of Project…

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