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3 Holiday Picture Books + Bonus Craft Book

This year, I was given a last-minute request to read a Christmas book to the Girl Scout Junior troop. Here’s what I found on the shelves. Under the Christmas Tree by Nikki Grimes. Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. HarperCollins, 2002. This … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse and #NotYourPrincess

Here are two books celebrating the Native American/Aboriginal experience – one that finally made its way to the top of my reading list, and one new book that the teen librarian kindly purchased for me after I told her how … Continue reading

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Brown Girl Dreaming and The Crossover

There are years when I feel entirely unexcited about the Newbery and Caldecott awards… and then there was this year, when I looked up all the winners and honor books and got everything into my hands as quickly as I … Continue reading

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Frog Trouble

Frog Trouble: and Eleven Other Pretty Serious Songs for Ages One to Older Than Dirt by Sandra Boynton. Workman, 2013. I’ve been enjoying Sandra Boynton’s illustrated albums for children since Philadelphia Chickens – her clever humor combined with Michael Ford’s … Continue reading

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The Microscope

I just counted. Right now, I have seven library books at home waiting to be read, six reviews waiting to be written, and six books on hold. I hope they won’t all come in at once, though the pile at … Continue reading

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Favorite Holiday Books

A few favorite holiday books (mostly for children): The Nativity with pictures by Julie Vivas I first discovered this book in library school. Julie Vivas is an Australian illustrator who does beautifully expressive watercolors. Her Nativity is a long way … Continue reading

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Seasonal Reads

Here are two seasonal reading items. The first is for Lent, a time for reflection and thinking about faith. The second is for National Poetry Month, which is April, but I have to read ahead to have time to get … Continue reading

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