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Little Bear's Visit

Minarik, Else Homelund. Little Bear’s Visit. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1964.

I thought this would be a good book to share in this season between Thanksgiving and Christmas, when many of us visit with friends and family. 519 more words

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Snow, Snow, Snow!

As I type that title, in my mind I hear the song “Snow” from Berlin Irving’s movie White Christmas (1954). So wonderful!

Like many other midwest natives, I admit that I love snow when it comes but am ready for it to magically melt away after the new year. 334 more words

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Bemelmans, Ludwig. Madeline. New York: Viking Press.

Do you have a feisty little girl in your life?  Then you both might like reading this book.  I had two little girls and we loved to read about Madeline. 456 more words

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Strega Nona in Honor of World Pasta Day

de Paola, Tomie. Strega Nona.  New York: Scholastic, 1975.

Happy World Pasta Day, Strega Nona!  On this day, we recognize that pasta is consumed on all the continents of the earth.   863 more words

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Andy and the Lion

Daugherty, James. Andy and the Lion. New York: Puffin Books, 1989 (1938).

Last weekend as I was straightening up, I came across this small figurine on the bookshelf over my desk.   593 more words

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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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