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Simon and the Bear

Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale written by Eric A. Kimmel and illustrated by Matthew Trueman (2014)

Simon set off on to America leaving his family behind. 554 more words

Picture Book Reviews

I See the Universe Looking at Me

Every year I record my child reading “Brown Bear, Brown Bear”.

Today my son becomes a five-year-old and

I see

I see

the universe looking at me. 26 more words


Hanukkah has begun, Christmas is around the corner, and I’m telling my students that I’ll see them next year while wishing them happy holidays and a break full of good reads. 221 more words

Leslie Zampetti


I hope you don’t find this query stinging

Yet I couldn’t help from thinking

If you didn’t want to be eaten alive

Why did you get so close to that beehive?

Guest Post: A Bucket-load of Talk + No Action = a Bucket-Load of Nothing

By René Saldaña, Jr.

At a cozy dinner attended recently by children’s book writers and illustrators, I listened to two conversations happening simultaneously. On the one side of me, my left, folks were talking about Daniel Handler’s blatantly stupid remarks at the National Book Award ceremony (really, in what world would anyone ever feel entitled to bring up such vile imagery, and worse, to do so in such a cavalier fashion?). 1,476 more words

Children's Lit

It's Absolute Mayhem!!!!!

Parents and teachers this book is a must for your kids. The mixture of black and white pictures intertwined with bold colors with patterns is sure to keep visual interest. 156 more words


December 18, 1966: You're a Mean One

In 1957, the most infamous Christmas curmudgeon since Ebeneezer Scrooge made his debut in a picture book called How the Grinch Stole Christmas by the amazing Dr. 201 more words

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