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Bethlene and Justina always read beautifully.

Roo is always pleased to listen to his great friends, Justina and Bethlene. Both girls read beautifully and always like to spend some time with Roo when they are in the library.

Roo's Friends

Happy Birthday, Moon by Frank Asch (2014)

Today is my birthday; “Happy Birthday me.” To celebrate, I’m giving you all a virtual hug in the form of Happy Birthday, Moon, a picture book that is as close to a hug as I could find. 164 more words

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Review: I’m My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein

I’m My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein

This dog takes care of himself.  He tells himself to roll over, he throws a stick for himself and then goes to get it, he scratches his own itches.  Except for the one in the middle of his back, he can’t quite reach it.  So when a human follows him home and knows right where to scratch, the dog adopts him.  He teaches the human how to hold a leash, how to play the stick game, and how to follow commands.  Yes, he has to clean up after the human, but in the end the two of them become the best of friends. 113 more words

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Another Roundup of Great Picture Books by Miss Jane!

Reviewed by Jane Oliver-Purton (Library Staff)

From Apple Trucks to Zipper Trucks (who knew?), you’ll be delighted with Alphabet Trucks by Samantha R. Vamos. Whether you’re a fan of the alphabet or of trucks, you’ll find this is a hit!  242 more words


Recently, I attended a writing and yoga retreat. The two are very similar. Yoga is the observation of life and writing is expressing those observations. 402 more words

Dummying for Smarter Picture Book Manuscripts

by Lindsay Bandy

Have you ever tried dummying your picture book manuscript? I’ve found it to be one of my most helpful tools in taking a manuscript from first-draft stage to ready-to-submit stage. 694 more words

Starting School

A Big Day for Migs!
Jo Hodgkinson
Andersen Press
Migs’ big day has arrived; he’s starting school. Off he goes somewhat reluctantly, fighting back the tears as he bids goodbye to his mum. 535 more words

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