Monday, March 12, 2018

The Hole Story

The Hole Story of the Doughnut
By Pat Miller
Illustrated By Vincent X. Kirsch

Who doesn't love doughnuts!! I love them!! Ever thought about how they were born? Well, back on 22 June 1847 Captain Hanson Crockett Gregory was helping the cook of the Ivanhoe prepare breakfast. He wasn't a captain back then, but a boy of 16! The usual breakfast for the sailors were "sinkers" which were called that because they sank to the bottom of their stomachs. To make them a little less weighty, Hanson punched a hole in the center of the pastry giving it it's well-loved shape. Of course, that's not the whole story and there are a few tall-tales that came out of it, but why would I tell you?!?! You'll have to read the book AND while you're at it...grab some donuts. It makes the story better!

Seven Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break If You Want to Survive the Cafeteria

Seven Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break If You Want to Survive the Cafeteria
By John Grandits
Illustrations By Michael Allen Austin

If you are familiar with this book's predecessor (Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus), then you are ready to take on the cafeteria. Although Seven Rules... is pretty good, I do think it falls short of the first book. I wasn't quite sure about the insect comparisons and I would have liked to see the story go a little further. For example, trash cans and recycle cans or the 'peanut table'. I think this would be a good book for new students who are a little leery of the whole cafeteria scene. It's a cute book though and, as always, I good read.

I definitely recommend this book especially during the first week of school if you are a teacher.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Sadly, Goodbye

No, it's not goodbye from me. Sadly, my friend's bookstore is closing. He had the BEST selection of books - all children's and young adult. Unfortunately, not many kids read these days which is a shame. I know...a lot do read too, but many that I know in my area do not. Anyway, the store had to close down. I made a YouTube channel for my friend's shop so I just moved all of my book trailers I made for him over to the Library Larvae channel. If you haven't stopped by my YouTube channel, then now would probably be a good time! Thanks!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Step Into The Adult

Although the Library Larvae usually delves into children and teen books, occasionally I get interested in adult books. Other than Kathy Reichs, the only other adult books I read are nonfiction.

I was talking with some folks at work the other day and we were talking about the city of Hershey and everything that was there and what an amazing city it was and what an amazing man Hershey was any librarian would do...I got a book! I haven't read it yet and I'm not sure when I'll have time, but here it is. Maybe you'd like to take a look and see what kind of man Milton Hershey was.

HersheyMichael D'Antonio

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Amazon Associate Program

Just wanted to let everyone know that I have been in the process of adding links to the different Library Larvae media to link back to my new Amazon Associates account. When you click on the title, the link will take you to Amazon and there you can read a summary about the book and purchase it if you would like. I do make a very small percentage on each sale. Also, if you didn't know, Discover credit card points can be used with Amazon. I like to save up my points and treat myself to new books from time to time. Thanks!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!! Looking forward to a new year of books and reading!1