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Night Creepers

Halloween is almost here! Halloween is one of the most fun nights of the year and since night animals are frequently featured in Halloween stories, it’s a great time to teach kids about the nocturnal animals that come out at … Continue reading

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ODDphabet – Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

I is for iguana, enjoying a warm breeze. After her salty swim, she sneezed a big sneez! Continue reading

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Nobody Owns the Sky

 Today is National Aviation Day, which began in 1939 to celebrate aviation and the birthday of aviation pioneer Oriville Wright. Other great aviators in history include Amelia Earhart, Howard Hughes and Charles Lindberg, whose daughter, Pamela Paprone wrote Nobody Owns … Continue reading

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Plants Can’t Sit Still

Earth Day is almost here! What better way to celebrate than with a book about nature! Plants Can’t Sit Still is a children’s picture book that introduces kids to the behavior of plants, explaining how plants work in a kid-friendly … Continue reading

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Ada Lovelace Day is coming in one week! What is Ada Lovelace Day? It’s the day when we celebrate the awesome Ada Byron Lovelace, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculums, AND all things women in technology! This year we will celebrate the Ada … Continue reading

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STORY PAINTER: The Life of Jacob Lawrence

STORY PAINTER: The Life of Jacob Lawrence tells the story of the artist Jacob Lawrence, born in 1917, Jacob, known as “Jake” grew up during the Great Migration, the largest migration of African-Americans to the North, since the days of … Continue reading

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Tiny Thinkers: Charlie and the Tortoise

Charlie loved being outside with the animals and plants, with birds that tweet and trees that dance. Continue reading

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Kenya’s Art

Kenya’s Art is a picture book about a little girl who finds a creative way to complete a school project. Kenya loves her old toy airplane, even though it only has one wing. Her mother wants Kenya to throw away the … Continue reading

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My Doctor and Me ABC

Did you know that September is National Safety Month? In recognition, I am reviewing My Doctor and Me ABC , an adorable picture book that takes the fear out of going to the doctor and the importance of cleanliness, such as washing your … Continue reading

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Amazing Places

“Just think, when Mother was my age,
she could build a fire with sparks from rocks, catch a bunch of grasshoppers…”
– from Campfire by Janet S. Wong Continue reading

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