Reading Frenzy: Fire Up With Reading!

Saturday, May 3, 2008.

Fire Up With ReadingAuthor: Toni Buzzeo
Illustrator: Sachiko Yoshikawa
Published: 2007 Upstart Books
ISBN: 1602130191

Arm-waving exuberance and ear-to-ear grins explode from every page of this energizing literary extravaganza.

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Comment by Suzanne

May 4, 2008 @ 10:13 pm

How enjoyable…
I’ll be looking for these books for my boys soon!!!

Comment by The REAL Diane Skrorupski

November 28, 2008 @ 9:39 pm

What a great podcast! Bet you didn’t know that Mrs. Skorupski is more than just a book character!

For twenty years I was a teacher-librarian in Tucson, Az when I met Toni Buzzeo in 2003 at a national convention of School Librarians and shared the story behind “Our Librarian Won’t Tell Us Anything”, then two years went by and I reminded her about my story in 2005 and the rest so they say is “history”!

Yes, we are a lot alike; I went streaming down the hallways catching student’s attention; held lots of competitions; created a scavenger hunt orientation yearly, and most importantly challenged the students daily with questions to help them with their thinking about information! I just love Shachiko Yoshikawa’s [illustrator] renditions of me…and she didn’t even know me, but definitely captured my essence!

The gal in the pod cast was so correct about my setting the bar too high for other teacher-librarians to aspire toward, but, it needs to be there! Students today need to understand the joy that reading and research can bring, and I felt that it was my duty to challenge them…both students, teachers and fellow Teacher-Librarians! It’s just little old me, that crazy Mrs. Skorupski!

Diane C. Skorupski, MLS
The “Real” Mrs. Skorupski from the books by Toni Buzzeo
“Our Librarian Won’t Tell Us ANYTHING!” , “Fire Up With Reading”
& Coming in 2009 “The Great Dewey Hunt”

Comment by Becky

November 30, 2008 @ 9:30 pm

What an exciting way to promote reading!

Comment by josh rudiger

December 8, 2008 @ 7:32 pm

does anyone know a miss doughty who is a librarian?

Comment by Book Chook

January 22, 2009 @ 4:12 pm

I don’t know this author, and am so pleased I dropped by to visit your blog. And how cool to get to meet the real Mrs Skorupski at the same time!

I’ll definitely be looking out for this one.

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