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Essential Literature:  Llama, Llama Red Pajama

Essential Literature: Llama, Llama Red Pajama

How can anyone resist America’s favorite little wide-eyed llama? This character took the country by storm in the perfect bedtime-as-meltdown scenario. The [...]

Apr 24, 2014     No Comments
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National Latino Children’s Literature Conference Highlights Latina/o Authors

National Latino Children’s Literature Conference Highlights Latina/o Authors

Last month I had the opportunity to attend the National Latino Children’s Literature Conference. For two days in March, teachers, [...]

Apr 21, 2014     No Comments
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A Stick Is an Excellent Thing

A Stick Is an Excellent Thing

While the trees are still bare, sticks are easy to find in the yard…in the park…on the sidewalk.  Here are a few [...]

Apr 17, 2014     No Comments
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Get Ready for the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival in April!

Get Ready for the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival in April!

It may be hard to believe after the winter we have had, but spring has finally come to Nashville. The [...]

Apr 7, 2014     No Comments
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Brilliant British Books and Authors!

Brilliant British Books and Authors!

Since I’ve just returned from a “brilliant” spring break trip across the pond to England, this post is a salute [...]

Apr 3, 2014     No Comments
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Fabulous Fools and the Wisdom of Folktales

Fabulous Fools and the Wisdom of Folktales

Tomorrow is April Fool’s Day, so let’s look at a few fabulous children’s picture books about fools both large and small. Children learn about foolishness by [...]

Mar 31, 2014     No Comments
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Women’s History Month: Books About Famous Suffragists

Women’s History Month: Books About Famous Suffragists

March is Women’s History Month, so we are going to be highlighting some great books about prominent female figures in [...]

Mar 24, 2014     No Comments
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Women’s History Month: Trailblazers

Women’s History Month: Trailblazers

This week’s Women’s History Month post is dedicated to some female trailblazers that opened the way for today’s women and helped to shape America into the land [...]

Mar 17, 2014     No Comments
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Fraidyzoo: Costumes from Junk

Fraidyzoo: Costumes from Junk

I love books that have natural activities that go along with them. Fraidy Zoo by Thyra Heder is a marvelous new book. One look [...]

Feb 27, 2014     No Comments
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A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place

Most books are structured around words and language, telling a story that is illustrated by an artist. In today’s picks, we [...]

Feb 24, 2014     No Comments
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