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Imaginary Friends

Imaginary Friends

My younger brother had an imaginary friend when he was small.  My mother was a fan of violinist Yehudi Menuhin (first [...]

Aug 21, 2014     No Comments
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Children and Money

Children and Money

Teaching children about money is important, and you can begin in preschool. Special education teacher, Danny Kofke, encourages money awareness [...]

Aug 18, 2014     No Comments
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Jon Scieszka at the Nashville Public Library!

Jon Scieszka at the Nashville Public Library!

Jon Scieszka, author of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, Science Verse, The Time Warp Trio series, and [...]

Aug 11, 2014     No Comments
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A Season of Short Poems

A Season of Short Poems

Today we feature recent books of short poems about moments… in settings as diverse as nature or a classroom. We begin with [...]

Aug 7, 2014     No Comments
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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to School We Go!

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to School We Go!

That’s right- it’s that time of year! New backpacks have been carefully chosen, school clothes are purchased, and the smell [...]

Aug 4, 2014     No Comments
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Read ‘em, Cowboy!

Read ‘em, Cowboy!

Boots, spurs, and chaps – oh my! Yup, you guessed it. This entry is all about the cowboy and the [...]

Jul 28, 2014     No Comments
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Choosing and Using Great Books!

Choosing and Using Great Books!

We know how important it is to offer high quality literature for preschoolers, but how can you find the great [...]

Jul 24, 2014     No Comments
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String City: From Magdeburg to Nashville

String City: From Magdeburg to Nashville

Our Wishing Chair puppeteers just returned from a puppetry festival in Magdeburg, Germany – Nashville’s sister city.  They traveled with [...]

Jul 21, 2014     No Comments
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Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat

Here it is mid-July and IT’S HOT! City summers are all about finding ways to keep cool. Here are three delightful books [...]

Jul 17, 2014     No Comments
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Author Focus: Ed Young

Author Focus: Ed Young

Ed Young is a two-time Hans Christian Andersen Medal nominee and Caldecott Award winning children’s book illustrator and author. Known [...]

Jul 14, 2014     No Comments
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Bringing Books to Life

Bringing Books to Life helps educators and parents find fun and innovative ways to inspire children to read.

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