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A Toddler's Review of Vintage Children's Books

My 2 1/2 year old daughter, Lillian, has an intense love for books. Even as an infant she adored being held and read to for long periods of time. 516 more words


UC Berkeley Discovery Yields New Mark Twain Children's Book

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) — More than a century after his death, Mark Twain’s publishing life continues.

Doubleday Books for Young Readers announced Friday that it has acquired a fairy tale only recently discovered. 114 more words


Guest blogger: Jennie Fitzkee - How Reading-Aloud Made Me the Teacher and Person I Am Today

My very first day of teaching preschool in Massachusetts, thirty-two years ago, was both career and life altering.  Lindy, my co-teacher, asked me to read the picture books to children each day after our Morning Meeting.  921 more words


Weekly Reader

The title of this blog post series pays homage to the beloved childhood informational news bulletin, Weekly Reader, as I highlight favorite finds from around the web. 297 more words

Review: Tara and the Giant Queen by Gita V. Reddy

I’ve been busy these last couple of weeks filling my winter break with books and planning for my final semester of school. I can’t believe I’m finally approaching the finish line! 618 more words

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Today is Squirrel Appreciation Day

Today is Squirrel Appreciation Day or #SquirrelAppreciationDay if you go on Twitter.

The creator of Squirrel Appreciation Day is Christy Hargrove, a wildlife rehabilitator in North Carolina who is affiliated with the Western North Carolina Nature Centre. 378 more words


Bees on the Roof – Book Promotion

I received a copy of “Bees on the Roof” ($9.95 value) in exchange for this promotion. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.” 282 more words