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Teaching Children about Gratitude

November 25th, 2013 by melissa y.
Before the hustle and bustle of the holidays, take some time to share these wonderful books with your children celebrating gratitude and thankfulness.  With all the talk of Black Friday, shopping, gift-giving and the general attitude of more, more, more; take a moment to be thankful for all you already have and use some of Read More...

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Sweet Weekend Thoughts and Links

November 22nd, 2013 by melissa y.
Children’s literature lost two greats this week.  Charlotte Zolotow, children’s book editor, publisher and author, died at the age of 97.  Take a look at this touching tribute by Jennifer M. Brown of Shelf Awareness. Barbara Park, creator and author of the Junie B. Jones series, has also died.  She was 66.  Her obituary states she succumbed Read More...

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Wordless Wednesday: Sibling Read-Aloud

November 20th, 2013 by melissa y.
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Give Books This Holiday Season (hint: Amazon isn’t the only place for e-books)

November 18th, 2013 by melissa y.
Have you started thinking about your holiday list?  With Thanksgiving so late, Hanukkah two weeks away, it’s time to start!  But what to get – kids/sisters/brothers/fill in the blank – who have everything?  How about the gift of books? Naturally, your next question is bound to be – what if everyone has a kindle/nook/e-reader?  Why Read More...

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Sweet Weekend Thoughts and Links

November 15th, 2013 by melissa y.
Will you take some time to read this weekend?  Will your kids read this weekend?  What will you all read? I am going to read the new Sharon Creech,The Boy on the Porch.  Melissa G. is reading Jack Strong Takes a Stand by Tommy Greenwald.  We will let you know what we think of them next Read More...

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Why Children’s Books Matter

November 14th, 2013 by melissa y.
Back in July, we told you about an exhibit at the NY Public Library called, The ABC of It:  Why Children’s Books Matter.  This past Tuesday, Melissa and I finally went and saw it.  We were blown away.  This FREE exhibit was so wonderful and so well-thought out, we were really sorry we waited so Read More...

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Happy Weekend…Sweet Links

November 8th, 2013 by melissa y.
We hope everyone got their copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck that hit bookstores this week! In case you haven’t had a chance to pick up your copy, take a look at the author Jeff Kinney introducing the book. In just another couple weeks, the second movie in the Hunger Games series Read More...

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You’ve Got Mail, Again

November 5th, 2013 by melissa y.
I believe you would be hard-pressed to find a children’s book blogger that doesn’t list You’ve Got Mail as one of their favorite movies.  We have blogged about this movie before, pointing out the fact that the plot seems ironic 15 years later. When Nora Epron wrote this movie, she was raging against a Barnes & Read More...

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