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Cybils Winners Announced! drumroll, please….

February 14th, 2013 by melissa y.
  Today is the day – Cybils winners announced!  A few of our  sweet favorites took top spots.  Middle grade novel, Wonder, took home an award (of course!).  Philip Stead’s beautiful picture book, A Home for A Bird, won as well.  Here is a complete list of the winners.  Head over to the Cybils site Read More...

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The Cybils are Coming! The Cybils are Coming!

February 13th, 2013 by melissa y.
The Cybils winners will be announced tomorrow!  The title of this post may be a little misleading.  The Cybils volunteers have been hard at work for most of the past year, a lot in the last six months, putting together their list of the best in children’s literature from 2012. The Cybils’ volunteers are a Read More...

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Happy Birthday Judy Blume!

February 12th, 2013 by melissa y.
  What is it about Judy Blume and 40-something women?  We go crazy for her.  I believe it’s because she told us truth.  And her words and stories are timeless, so timeless that we have been able to pass her books on to our daughters because they are still so, so relevant. I would just Read More...

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Grow a Socially and Emotionally Responsible Reader

February 7th, 2013 by melissa y.
As children’s book enthusiasts, we are the lucky recipients of all sorts of book related news and items from friends, colleagues and other book children’s book enthusiasts.  We enjoy receiving these little gifts, but we especially love sharing them with you, our readers! This list was sent by my school -psychologist friend and I am Read More...

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Hats off to Dr. Seuss!

February 6th, 2013 by melissa y.
Inspired by the 75th anniversary of The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Random House Children’s Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises are jointly putting on an exhibit of Ted Geisel’s (aka Dr. Seuss) classic collection of hats. According to a press release, “Dr. Seuss was an avid hat collector known to wear one of his crazy Read More...

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