Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sand to Stone and Back Again by Nancy Bo Flood

This week, Kidz Book Buzz bloggers have been reviewing and discussing this beautiful children's picture book. Today, I'm going to wrap this up with a little more information on our author, Nancy Bo Flood.

Throughout her life Bo Flood has enjoyed reading, writing, and the sharing of stories. Her work has focused primarily on children and young adults, as counselor, teacher, or parent. She has conducted workshops of child abuse, learning disabilities, play therapy, as well as creative writing.

Through either work or research, Bo has lived in Malawi, Africa, Hawaii, Japan, the western Pacific, and, most recently, the Navajo Nation Reservation. Legends and folklore are of particular interest to Bo, for they hold the magic and mystery of other people’s – or generation’s – beliefs. When we read, we learn – about ourselves and about someone, somewhere – or sometime – else.

  • Outstanding Literary Artist, Governor’s Award: Saipan, Micronesia, 1997
  • Outstanding Children/Young Adult Nonfiction Article: Children's Choice Award, 2007
  • Notable Social Studies Trade, 2007


New Book: Warriors in the Crossfire

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Warriors in the Crossfire looks at one boy’s experience of impending war – war fought by two nations, Japan and the U.S. – on the Pacific island of Saipan


The Hogan That Great-Grandfather Built

The Hogan That My Grandfather Built by Nancy Bo Flood

This children’s picture book tells the story of one multigenerational Navajo family that works, plays, eats, sleeps and shares their lives together in around their family hogan.


I'm gonna have to check this one out!

Sand to Stone

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Secrets of Sand to Stone takes readers on a journey through time to understand how the landscape of the desert Southwest is the result of many forces and great change over long periods of time.


The Navajo Year

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The Navajo Year, Walk Through Many Seasons follows the Navajo calendar, and provides poetic descriptions of the many sights, sounds, and activities associated with each month.


This one sounds interesting too!!

From the Mouth of the Monster Eel

From the Mouth of the Monster Eel by Nancy Bo Flood

Beautifully complemented by Margo Vitarelli’s rhythmic woodcuts, these magical retellings of adventure, creation, and courage give readers of all ages a delightful glimpse of the island folklore of Micronesia.


Pacific Island Legends

Pacific Island Legends by Nancy Bo Flood

Creation myths, myths of origin, adventures of gods and heroes, kings and queens, naughty children, husbands and wives – all illustrate the relationship of the people to the islands, the ocean, and each other.


Marianas Islands Legends

Marianas Island Legends: Myth and Magic compiled by Bo Flood

The culture of history of these beautiful Pacific islands is celebrated in retellings of traditional myths and legends of the Chamorro and Carolinian people, folklore and historical tales, and descriptions of present-day arts, customs, and beliefs.


I’ll Go To School If…

I'll Go To School If... by Nancy Bo Flood

Offers young readers realistic tours of classrooms, blending imagination and humor into an effective coping technique for some very real anxieties surrounding going to a school for the first time.


This one looks super cute!!!

Born Early

Born Early by Nancy Bo Flood

Carrie’s story unfolds in the intensive care nursery at the hospital immediately following her premature birth. The text and photographs trace her survival, growth, and coming home. Written by Linda Lafferty and Bo Flood, with photographs by Rebecca Young.


The nurse in me is saying this is a MUST in IMMEDIATELY! :)

Working Together Against World Hunger

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Describes the immense problem of world hunger that kills a child every two seconds. In the United States, 1 out of 5 children are damaged by hunger. Individual ways to help are given.


The Counseling Handbook

The Counseling Handbook: Practical Strategies to Help Children with Common Problems


Please visit these other bloggers too, who are sure to have wonderful insight on this book as well!

SMS Book Reviews, Never Jam Today, SmallWorld Reads, Our Big Earth Media Co., Whispers of Dawn, Cafe of Dreams, The Hungry Readers, My Own Little Corner of the World, Dolce Bellezza,

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1 comment:

  1. Lots to mark "to read" here--thank you! I'm especially interested in The Hogan that Great-Grandfather Built. By the way, I'm a nurse/book blogger, too!