Illustrating Thursdays: Poucette (Thumbelina) Illustrated by Charlotte Gastaut

Illustrating Thursdays is a new meme Created and Hosted here on I’ll Read Anything Once. Along with reading, one of my great loves is art and illustration. Illustrating Thursdays is made to show off both. Favorite picture books or illustrations from a book, illustrations or art based on a book, or art that reminds you of a book you love are all fair game. Make sure to credit the artists and provide info on the books you choose. If you want to participate please do! Leave a link to your posts in the comments and link us in your post. (we’re working on a widget for everyone to use when they participate in the future).

Charlotte Gastaut is a French artist and illustrator. She’s got lots of books to her name including the lovely Poucette (you can see a complete list at her website here. )

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I Spill My Coffee, You Get a Giveaway!

NOTE: Giveaway ENDS TODAY 12/8/11 at Midnight EST. So get your entries in! Winner will be notified tomorrow and posted as soon as they confirm.

As I was writing up my review of Gray Wolf Throne I spilled my coffee. A tragedy, I’m sure you agree. It got all over everything on my desk with the thankful exception of my laptop. It did however stain the tops of a few pages of  The Gray Wolf Throne.

This unspeakable horror has prompted me to do something that I had actually thought about doing when I realized that I’m in love with these books and want to keep them forever. And that thing is to invest in hard backs of all three of the books that are out so far (the fourth and final book is out in the fall of 2012…so far away!).

Which means you, my dear readers, will have a chance to win my paperback (and slightly coffee stained hardback) copies of The Demon King, The Exiled Queen, and The Gray Wolf Throne.

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Review: The Gray Wolf Throne

Author: Cinda Williams Chima

Publisher: Hyperion

Series: Seven Realms #3

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Rating:  4.5/5 

Recommendation: Ages 15+

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Review: The Iron Thorn

Author: Caitlin Kittredge

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Series: Iron Codex #1

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Steampunk

Rating: DNF

Recommendation: I Don’t.

From Goodreads:

In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. The necrovirus is blamed for Lovecraft’s epidemic of madness, for the strange and eldritch creatures that roam the streets after dark, and for everything that the city leaders deem Heretical—born of the belief in magic and witchcraft. And for Aoife Grayson, her time is growing shorter by the day.

Aoife Grayson’s family is unique, in the worst way—every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. And now, a ward of the state, and one of the only female students at the School of Engines, she is trying to pretend that her fate can be different

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Illustrating Thursdays: Jan Pienkowski’s Fairy Tales

Illustrating Thursdays is a new meme Created and Hosted here on I’ll Read Anything Once. Along with reading, one of my great loves is art and illustration. Illustrating Thursdays is made to show off both. Favorite picture books or illustrations from a book, illustrations or art based on a book, or art that reminds you of a book you love are all fair game. Make sure to credit the artists and provide info on the books you choose. If you want to participate please do! Leave a link to your posts in the comments and link us in your post. (we’re working on a widget for everyone to use when they participate in the future).

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‘Save a Teacher, Plant a Library’ Holiday Book & Supply Drive

Introductory Info

To help some amazing and dedicated local teachers who are facing all these challenges and more, I’ll Read Anything Once is launching our first annual ‘Save a Teacher, Plant a Library’ book and supply drive. We want to help five deserving teachers begin to build quality classroom libraries of their own, as well as supplying them with some much needed basic supplies for their classrooms.

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Save a Teacher, Plant a Library: Master List of all School Supplies to be Donated

The following supplies are what we hope to raise through our book and supply drive. The items will be divided evenly between our 5 classrooms. If you would like to donate any items please email readanythingonce {at} gmail {dot} com for more information. Make some great teacher’s and student’s new years a little brighter!!

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