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Children’s Book List: Nelson Mandela

December 6th, 2013 by melissa y.
   “When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.”   (Interview for Mandela, 1994) A shining light of freedom dimmed yesterday with the passing of the great Nelson Mandela.  This man defies description, he is larger than life, and any attempt 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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Sweet Weekend Links

November 1st, 2013 by melissa y.
We are sending you off for the weekend with some sweet links from around the web to fire up your little reader. Did you know the NEW Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8 comes out on Tuesday?  Get your reader excited by going to the Wimpy Kid website for some fun! Did you Read More...

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Spooky New Stories for Halloween!

October 25th, 2013 by melissa y.
It’s that spooky, scary time of year again.  We have put together a little sampling of the newest, spine-tingling stories for all ages.  From picture books to middle grade, with a book of jokes thrown in, there’s something for everyone.  Happy Halloween Reading!   The Ghost in the House by Ammi-Joan Paquette This adorable ghost Read More...

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Twins in Children’s Books

October 17th, 2013 by melissa g
I just read The Two and Only Kelly Twins by Johanna Hurwitz, and it got me thinking that we really need a list of books that feature twins. So many of us have twins in our lives – my twin nieces just turned 3! And, if you don’t have twins in your own house, you’re Read More...

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Children’s Book Week – VOTE NOW!

May 1st, 2013 by melissa y.
It’s that time again:  The Children’s Choice Book Awards are only 11 days away. So why not hop on over to their site and vote for your favorite children’s books – make your voice heard and have your kids do it, too!  Tell your child’s teacher, maybe they can even make it a classroom project. Read More...

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It’s that time again: Poetry Month!

April 6th, 2013 by melissa y.
Although poetry can be celebrated at any time of the year, April has been set aside to especially commemorate it, and here at Sweet on Books, we always LOVE poetry! Poems have so many uses in a child’s literacy development, beyond their pure enjoyment. They allow a reader to select how much or how little to read at one time, thus Read More...

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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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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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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

November 26th, 2012 by melissa g
It’s Monday! What are you reading? is a meme hosted by Jen and Kellee where we can share what we’ve been reading and what’s on our “to read” list for this week. The great thing about this meme is that it’s especially for fans of kidlit. So, the focus is on anything from picture books Read More...

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