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4 Adorable Picture Books

Now that my youngest is in second grade, I’m often told that she’s too old for picture books.  That doesn’t stop me from bringing them home – I firmly believe in the magic of a good picture book to capture … Continue reading

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My Two Blankets

My Two Blankets by Irena Kobald & Freya Blackwood. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. Our young narrator loved her life at home in Africa, until war came and they had to leave.  Now she lives in a place where everything is … Continue reading

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Practical Picture Book Trio

I wrote in my Diversity for Daisies post about my project of trying to find books for each of the 10 Girl Scout Daisy Petals.  But of course, there’s more to the Daisies than the petals, which cover values.  We’ve … Continue reading

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Cybils Countdown – Picture Book Finalists

So as I said, somehow I’ve not been able to get to all the Cybils finalists I’ve wanted to.  There were seven picture book finalists, and I have read only four of them.  At least I very much enjoyed the ones I … Continue reading

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Diversity for Daisies

In the spirit of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, I thought I’d share a project that I’ve been working on for a couple of months now. It’s not done yet, but I would like to ask for input from you, dear … Continue reading

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Over the River & Through the Wood

I’m taking some time off to be with my family over the holidays this year, so my posting here will continue to be spotty.  In the meantime, enjoy this modern and madcap holiday picture book. Over the River & Through the … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Pony

Cybils nominations are still open! And there are lots of good books, and books that look good, that haven’t yet been nominated!  Our fearless leader, Charlotte, has put together several lists of unnominated books in the Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative category if you … Continue reading

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Interstellar Cinderella and Snow White and the Seven Robots

Here are two recent STEM-friendly sci-fi fairy tale retellings for young readers – one from the library and one my love found at our friendly local comic book store. Interstellar Cinderella. By Deborah Underwood. Illustrated by Meg Hunt. Chronicle Kids, … Continue reading

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Picture Book Monday

Here are some of the fabulous picture books that have been making their way into our home of late.  Even though I’m loving reading chapter books to my daughter, I’m so glad she still lets me read her picture books … Continue reading

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Caldecott Winners 2015 Part 2

This year’s Caldecott winner, with two honor books – many of these I had to wait for at the library because everyone wanted to read them. Adventures of Beekle, the Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat. Little, Brown & Co., 2014. … Continue reading

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