Robin is first and foremost a mom. She is also the Executive Director of the Children’s Book Council, the national trade association of children’s book publishers, and Every Child a Reader, the industry’s literacy foundation. As a mom and a book person, Robin's worlds often collide in a very positive way. This blog is Robin’s way of sharing with parents, librarians and teachers the great opportunities and information about wonderful new books that come her way.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. ~Charles W. Eliot
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Sometimes Explosions are Really Just Fireworks
I started three different blog posts tonight and, quite honestly, wasn't inspired by any of them. Then my daughter walked into the room and the fireworks started. No, not that kind - not the kind you usually experience with a tween or teen. She sat down and said, "Mom, you have to see this!". I couldn't tell from her expression if it was something she thought I'd like or hate so I braced myself. She cued up her laptop and there on the screen was a music video for Katy Perry 's new song Firework. Wow! No need to keep you in suspense - it's powerful, in a positive way.
No book recommendation today - just a song and a music video - and a chance for a moment of coolness in the eyes of your kids (generally so hard to come by). The video has only been circulating for a few days so there's even a slight chance that your kids haven't seen it yet. And even if they have, it's well worth watching together.
To each of my own kids, I just want to say "Baby, you're a firework" and I love you very, very much!