Monday, November 28, 2011

One Year to Disney review

One Year to Disney
November 26, 2011

Stanley Seagull
by Leslie

Stanley Seagull by Cathy Mazur is a very cute book! I originally got it to read to my daughter. But, I think it's a bit over her head. She's five and she likes a book with cadence, rhyme and rhythm. This book has more of a moral story to it. I would say this is more of a book for a child in elementary school. Stanley learns that there's no place like home. It would be a cute book paired with watching the Wizard of Oz in a thematic unit in a classroom in perhaps a 2nd or 3rd grade.

If you're looking for an enjoyable book for this age range, I highly recommend. It's cute, an easy read, and a sweet little moral at the end. There's even a Stanley Seagull Facebook!! Check it out, I promise, you'll enjoy.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Cathy visits Dunmore Elementary

Scranton Times-Tribune
November 18, 2011

Author reads to Dunmore students

Former Mid Valley School District librarian Cathy Mazur of Dickson City reads "Stanley Seagull" to a group of students at Dunmore Elementary on Thursday. Ms. Mazur found inspiration to write "Stanley Seagull," because of the seagulls she saw flying around landfills in the area.

Cathy visits Mid Valley Elementary Center

Scranton Times-Tribune
November 21, 2011

Author donates book in memory of veteran

To mark Veterans Day, local author Cathy Mazur visits Mid Valley Elementary Center to donate a book in memory of local hero Staff Sgt. Patrick Dolphin.

Front row, from left: fourth-graders, Katlyn Kobylanski, Nicole Melesky, Caitlin Doughton, Isabella Vinskofski, John Piorkowski and Joel Kriger.

Back row: MVEC Principal Carlos Lopez; librarian Sarah Davis; Ms. Mazur; and Sgt. Dolphin's second-grade teacher, Carol Misewicz.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011