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Rechenka's Egg

Decorating eggs is a very old tradition dating back thousands of years, even before the time of Christ. Early Christians adopted the custom of decorating eggs at Eastertime to represent the resurrection and the new life within the egg. 398 more words

Picture Book Reviews

Rechenka's Eggs : our experience with an Easter story

Rechenka’s Eggs by Patricia Polacco tells the story of an elderly woman, a babushka, who spends her winter painstakingly painting Easter eggs to display at the Easter festival in Moscow.  315 more words

Rechenka's Egg by Patricia Polacco

We are on spring vacation this week, but I wanted to share my favorite Reading Rainbow episode.  Check out the full length video at  34 more words

School Library

H: Throwback Thursday - Thundercake

Lindsay has me feeling nostalgic and, after all, it is Throwback Thursday. The internet has created this weekly holiday to post embarrassing pictures from long ago. 147 more words


Junkyard Wonders

Bibliographic Information: Palacco, Patricia. Junkyard Wonders(July, 2010) Philomel Publishing

Annotation: Being different can be seen as a liability or a strength. After moving from California (so that she would not be placed in a special class), Trisha moves to Michigan to live with her father. 92 more words

Theresa Brakefield

More of my favourite picture books ...

Here are some more of my favourite picture books.  In fact, you will find them all nestled in my kids’ book cases in their rooms. 1,302 more words

My Favourites



As a reader of old school novels and picture books, I can appreciate backstory in chapter one. But those days are gone and far between. 232 more words