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Book Advent Calendar 2017--Day 10: The Little Drummer Boy

One theme ends and another continues. Here’s the second in a row of an illustrated Christmas song, although this one is not revised or reworked. We’re not a religious family but my kids love, love, love this song, and this book. 284 more words


Owl Moon

Yolen, Jane. Owl Moon. Illustrated by John Schoenherr. New York: Scholastic, 1987.

I am over the moon, so to speak, to tell you about Owl Moon… 849 more words

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Counting to Christmas

Tafuri, Nancy. Counting to Christmas. Roxbury, CT: Duck Pond Press, 2005.

Yesterday, we brought out the Christmas decorations.  We put up the incredibly tacky, blow-up “Santa Sleigh” Rocket in the front yard. 757 more words

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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Children’s lit

Medium: Hardcover

Synopsis: Philippe Petit wanted to do something daring.  The year was 1974, and he felt inspired.  So he planned a tightrope act between the Twin Towers. 129 more words

Book Fairs and Ramsay Bolton

‘Tis the season for children to come to school with envelopes, baggies and fistfuls of dollars just waiting to get into the doors of their schools’ … 459 more words

IMWAYR: Revisiting Smoky Night by Eve Bunting

Several weeks ago, I was upset that the news carried stories about devastation from hurricanes, but not the wildfires in Montana. This week fires have destroyed beautiful parts of California, and people are left with nothing. 239 more words