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In Celebration of National Grandparents Day

Ackerman, Karen. Song and Dance Man.  Stephen Gammell, Illustrator. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.

Today is a day we celebrate our Grandparents!  It is a recent holiday, established in 1978 to be the first Sunday after Labor Day.   416 more words

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Basic Plot Summary: A downtrodden girl, mistreated by stepmother and stepsisters, can’t go to a royal ball she wants to attend. Her fairy godmother gives her everything she needs, including a new dress and glass slippers, but warns her that the magic ends at midnight. 663 more words

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School Bus

Crews, Donald. School Bus.  New York: Mulberry Paperback Books, 1984.

I can tell that school started this week. On my morning and afternoon commutes there are school buses coming and going all over the area. 709 more words

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The Little House

Written and Illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton Houghton Mifflin, 1942 Awards: Caldecott Medal

Once upon a time there was a Little House way out in the country.

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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

One of my favorite books from my childhood was Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.

I recently ran across a copy of the book at the library book sale and I just had to take it home with me. 266 more words


Checking In: Newbery/Caldecott 2017

Yep, you read that right.  Travis Jonker wrote up a great list of some Caldecott and Newbery suggestions for his blog 100 Scope Notes on   161 more words


Where the Wild Things Are

Sendak, Maurice
Where the Wild Thing Are
New York: Harper Collins, 1963

To Elijah I wrote: “Every child needs a copy of Where the Wild Things Are… 687 more words

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