First up: REALLY nice review of MAX QUICK: THE POCKET AND THE PENDANT from a member of the Maine Children's Book Award committee ... this could lead to something big! :)
"This book was first brought to my attention by my friend, Linda, who serves on the Maine Student Book Award committee with me. She had a fifth grade boy who brought this book to her claiming it was "the best book I've ever read!" He asked her to read it. She did. Then she brought it to our committee, shared her story and asked if others would please read it. She and I are both committed to listening carefully to what kids are saying about books so I promised her I would read it, even though I felt like all I was reading was fantasy/sci-fi stuff...not my genre of choice. But a promise is a promise...and so I opened the book....and did not put it down until I had finished the last page!"
More here: http://thebookmavenshaven.blogspot.com/2012/02/book-reviewthe-pocket-and-pendant-max.html
Next up: a bunch of snaps of my visit to Highlands Elementary: enjoy!