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Get Caught Reading

Get caught reading! Jennie

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80 Years of Caldecott Winners

For all you book lovers, this year marks the 80th year of the prestigious Caldecott Medal Award. The Randolph Caldecott Medal annually recognizes the preceding year’s “most distinguished American picture book for children”, beginning with 1937 publications. This award is … Continue reading

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Meeting Jane Yolen at the Eric Carle Museum

Jane Yolen spoke to teachers, librarians and writers yesterday at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts.  She has just published her 365th book.  Really.  Sold out event.  I knew I had to be there because … Continue reading

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Rekindling American Pride

The perfect book.  Blue Sky White Stars by Sarvinder Naberhaus captures the heart of America.  The stunning illustrations by Kadir Nelson make the simple text explode with meaning.  It is history: White Rows.  White Rows When I turned to this page, … Continue reading

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More Than An Outstanding Book!

When a writer can deliver a message in few words, while leaving a lasting impression on both children and adults (including me), I buy the book.  The Lion And The Bird, by Marianne Dubuc is that book. The book has far … Continue reading

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Literacy and Math

When I was in first grade, I mastered math placement.  Really.  Math is not my strong suit, but my teacher read aloud Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag.   The repeated text in the book is, “Hundreds of cats, thousands of … Continue reading

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Owling, Part ll

I am honored that author Jane Yolen read my blog post about going owling, sticky buns, and most importantly about her award winning book, Owl Moon. Jane Yolen replied, “In the end of course, fame and fortune don’t matter.  It’s … Continue reading

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