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Teacher of the Year Nomination – Krista Diaz & Lori Grannis

Teacher of the Year Nomination – Krista Diaz & Lori Grannis
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Parent Caroline Elliot nominated Krista Diaz and Lori Grannis of Valentine Elementary in San Marino.  I’d like to nominate my son’s Kindergarten teachers – Krista Diaz and Lori Grannis – for Teacher of the Year.  These two ladies have been job-sharing this position for over 10 years and they do a phenomenal job providing an […]

Teacher of the Year Nomination – Teacher Terry Doub

Teacher of the Year Nomination – Teacher Terry Doub

Fifth Grade student, Amelia, nominated her teacher Terry Doub of Aveson School of Leaders in Altadena. Here is her nomination on why Terry is such an incredible teacher!  Ms. Terry is a teacher like no other. She sacrifices her time every 180 days of the school year. She is other family, our guide, preparing us […]

Announcing our 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year!

Announcing our 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year!

It came as no surprise to us that there were so many wonderful teachers in our community. It was hard to pick just one Teacher of the Year. We appreciate everyone that took the time to submit a teacher that has impacted them or their child’s life. They were such a pleasure to read!  My […]

Little Flower Baking!

Little Flower Baking!

This coming Saturday (4/23), we have the pleasure of hosting Christine Moore and Cecilia Leung of Little Flower. Christine has recently come out with a new book, Little Flower Baking. Interviewing Christine and Cecilia will be Los Angeles Times-bestselling writer Lian Dolan, author of the novels Helen of Pasadena and Elizabeth the First Wife as well as the […]

Little Flower Baking!

Little Flower Baking!

This coming Saturday (4/23), we have the pleasure of hosting Christine Moore and Cecilia Leung of Little Flower. Christine has recently come out with a new book, Little Flower Baking. Interviewing Christine and Cecilia will be Los Angeles Times-bestselling writer Lian Dolan, author of the novels Helen of Pasadena and Elizabeth the First Wife as well as the […]

Happy National Book Mobile Day!

Happy National Book Mobile Day!

Happy National Book Mobile Day! We’re celebrating with this fun memory! In 1950, Harry Sheldon & J.V. Sheldon, Jr., came up with an innovative sales idea. At their suggestion, the company outfitted a Silver Streak trailer with shelving & display racks for 1500 books. Pulled by a Ford coupe, the Vroman’s-on-wheels visited remote communities in California, […]

Diverse Content from Pasadena Indie Publisher, Balcony 7

Diverse Content from Pasadena Indie Publisher, Balcony 7

by JZ Bingham, VP Acquisitions, Editor-in-Chief,  Balcony 7 Media and Publishing Avid readers in the Los Angeles area looking for an eclectic mix of fiction series may look no further than their own backyard. Balcony 7 Media and Publishing, based in Pasadena, offers “an intriguing mix of titles,” according to the Library Journal. With a […]

Marla Frazee (A Documentary Short)

Marla Frazee (A Documentary Short)

by Adam Goodwin My first exposure to Marla Frazee was through the incredible picture book, All The World.  My wife and I have two young children ages 6 and 2.  My son received the book as a gift from my aunt in 2013.  The whole family was immediately struck by the richness of the illustrations […]

3 Contemporary Irish Authors You Should Be Reading

3 Contemporary Irish Authors You Should Be Reading

James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker…we all know and love these classic Irish authors. But what about giving some love to some more contemporary Irish authors? I’ve compiled a short list of a few authors to check out this St. Patrick’s Day (in case kissing everyone in sight and drinking the day away […]

My Twins

My Twins

by Erika M. Martínez My nephews turned eight years old this month. When I spoke to my sister she told me that instead of having a party they would go shopping for new bicycles. It’s still hard to believe that they are in second grade, that they love to sing in the children’s choir at […]

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