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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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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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The Giver by Lois Lowry – A Movie?

October 31st, 2013 by melissa g
The recent news that The Giver by Lois Lowry will be made into a movie has gotten me thinking. The Giver is an amazing book – it even won the Newbery Medal back in 1994 – but how will it be as a movie? Will the fact that it’s one of the most challenged books Read More...

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Wordless Wednesday

October 30th, 2013 by melissa y.
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Is Too Much Testing Killing Our Children’s Love of Reading?

October 29th, 2013 by melissa y.
Over 100 children’s book authors and illustrators certainly think so, and they have all signed a letter to President Obama to tell him just that.  The authors and illustrators of note include Judy Blume, Donald Crews, Jules Feiffer and many more. The letter states, “We are alarmed at the negative impact of excessive school testing Read More...

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