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Book Review: The Ifs by J.D. Pooker

Title: The Ifs

Author: J.D. Pooker

Illustrator: Frank Walls

Publication Date: April 22, 2013

Pages: 146

Recommended Ages: 8 to 12


Landon and Broden are brothers. 388 more words


Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld

Today I’m thinking a lot about perspective. I’ve spent a lot of time in the last year worrying that this time of constant uprooting in our lives is detrimental, both to the kids and to me. 470 more words

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Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book FULL CAST Trailer

Neil Gaiman’s novels are getting the audio book treatment faster than most! Next week Tuesday The Graveyard Book will be available for all to listen to! 436 more words

Please Stop Parenting My Children

I am often on the receiving end of unsolicited parenting advice, or even worse, demands that the rules others apply to their children must also apply to… 1,088 more words


A.M.B. reblogged this on The Misfortune Of Knowing and commented:

Banned Books Week (Sept. 21-27) is the time of year when: (1) I acknowledge how lucky I am to live in a country with a Constitution that recognizes our right to share and receive information; and (2) I marvel at the arrogance some people have to challenge this right by demanding that public libraries and schools remove certain books from their shelves. As I wrote last year during this event: "For people with the audacity to challenge a book, it isn’t enough to tell their own children to refrain from checking out that book. They feel a need to make sure that my children can’t check out that book, too. They attempt to impose their views on me, my children, and everyone else without delineating why the book presents a clear harm to anyone." What is it about the exposure to new ideas through books that scares these people so much? It’s a question I explored in my favorite post on this blog, Please Stop Parenting My Children, re-blogged here:

A Tale Dark and Grimm

This was one of the best extended-fairy-tale stories I have read in a while. A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz is the purported story of Hansel and Gretel, both before and after the witch’s house made of candy. 355 more words

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Join Us Today For Storytime:

Children’s story time is this morning! Join us at 10:00 A.M. for stories, fingerplays, music, and a craft upstairs in the Children’s Room. FMI call 967-2778.



Illustrations and Layout Issues in Children's books

You’d think that if you wanted to illustrate your own book, you could just draw and color your pictures and then send them off to be laid out in a book with no issues, right? 667 more words

Children's Books