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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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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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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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Author Focus: Petr Horacek

Author Focus: Petr Horacek

I discovered Petr Horacek a few years ago, and I instantly fell in love with his art, which is bright, big […]

Aug 31, 2015     No Comments
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Habits of Mind: Create, Imagine and Innovate!

Habits of Mind: Create, Imagine and Innovate!

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” ~Mark Twain “What is now proved was […]

Jul 27, 2015     No Comments
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Jerry Pinkney brings a new Aesop

Jerry Pinkney brings a new Aesop

Jerry Pinkney adds to his collection of Aesop’s Fables with a new, and richly illustrated, The Grasshopper and the Ants published […]

May 11, 2015     No Comments
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It’s Artsy Thursday!

It’s Artsy Thursday!

  It’s Springtime, which means that NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child is right around the corner!  Let’s celebrate Artsy […]

Apr 16, 2015     No Comments
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Play and Learning

Play and Learning

In our puppet-making workshops, we sometimes provide paper bags or spoons, along with piles of colorful tissue papers, sequins, ribbons, […]

Mar 16, 2015     No Comments
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Exploding shapes!

Exploding shapes!

What happens when a square explodes?  A fountain?  A flower?  A bow tie?  The following books ask the question–what can […]

Feb 19, 2015     No Comments
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Books about Bears, oh my!

Books about Bears, oh my!

Children love books about animals. Today I want to discuss a few beautifully illustrated children’s books featuring bears. I was […]

Nov 20, 2014     No Comments
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