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Leo and Diane Dillon

Do you have a favorite illustrator?  In this house, it’s Leo and Diane Dillon, hands down.  The married duo illustrated over fifty children’s books together, won back-to-back Caldecotts, and were the recipients of many other illustrating honors and accolades.   706 more words


#RaisingReaders Monday: Picture Books for Bigger Kids

There seems to be such a rush these days for kids to read more, better, faster. Under pressure from parents, teachers and peers, kids as young as first grade have declared picture books to be “for babies” and would much rather be seen checking out early chapter books and graphic novels. 680 more words

Raising Readers

The Plough Inn Village Pub

The Plough Inn

Opening Times

6-11 Mon-Fri; 11-3.30, 6-11 Sat & Sun

Meal Times

6-9.30; 11-3, 6-9.30 Sat & Sun

About the Pub:

Attractive sandstone built pub positioned on the village green. 66 more words


One Cool Friend & Raising Readers

“On his way home, Elliot stopped for eight bags of ice and a snack.  Luckily his father’s twenty-dollar bill was just enough to cover it.” 750 more words


Caldecott Winners 2015 Part 2

This year’s Caldecott winner, with two honor books – many of these I had to wait for at the library because everyone wanted to read them. 552 more words


Extra Yarn

“She made sweaters for everyone, except Mr. Crabtree, who never wore sweaters or even long pants, and who would stand in his shorts with the snow up to his knees. 381 more words


Interview, Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett

It’s not every day that you get to speak with both the author and illustrator of a winning picture book team (how many Caldecotts do these guys have?), which is why I was practically bouncing off the walls with excitement to speak with author Mac Barnett and illustrator Jon Klassen about their newest book, … 39 more words