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Favorite Winter Books!

Favorite Winter Books!

With a higher likelihood of snowy weather, the winter months can keep us all indoors a bit more. So discovering the […]

Feb 8, 2016     No Comments
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2015: A Few Favorites

2015: A Few Favorites

It’s always difficult to choose the best children’s books of any year, for, I must confess, I love them all!  I have […]

Jan 27, 2016     No Comments
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Kid Lit for Big Kids

Kid Lit for Big Kids

Taking a Break…With a Good Book. When I was little I would hide out cuddled in my favorite reading nooks […]

Jan 4, 2016     No Comments
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Masterpieces in Black and White

Masterpieces in Black and White

Simple black and white illustrations, in the hands of a true artist, can provide the most charming characters or deep emotions with just a […]

Dec 14, 2015     No Comments
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Author Focus: Poet Nikki Grimes

Author Focus: Poet Nikki Grimes

It is important that children see themselves, and others different from them, in the books they read. In other words, […]

Dec 7, 2015     No Comments
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Gobble, Gobble!

Gobble, Gobble!

Turkeys are goofy creatures that make a wonderfully odd sound.  Play with your little gobbler on Thanksgiving with some of these […]

Nov 23, 2015     No Comments
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Author and Illustrator Focus: Elly MacKay

Author and Illustrator Focus: Elly MacKay

I have been making little paper worlds since I was a child. I used ink to make small drawings that […]

Nov 16, 2015     No Comments
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A Perfect (New) Book for Dia de los Muertos!

A Perfect (New) Book for Dia de los Muertos!

Pura Belpré award winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh has a wonderful new book out, just in time for Día […]

Oct 30, 2015     No Comments
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Neil Gaiman-Approved Spooky Books!

Neil Gaiman-Approved Spooky Books!

              Neil Gaiman is the king of All Hallow’s Read, and this year HarperCollins […]

Oct 26, 2015     No Comments
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A Shiver of Ghosties

A Shiver of Ghosties

For All Hallows Read (a scary book-sharing holiday created by author Neil Gaiman in 2010) try some of these  age-appropriate ghost […]

Oct 18, 2015     No Comments
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