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Day 29🔭March 21: More Diverse Authors We Enjoyed Reading!

We enjoyed reading books by these eight diverse authors of children’s literature this past week!

All the Colors of the Earth (1994)

Author & Illustrator: Sheila Hamanaka… 294 more words

Children's Books

"Radiant Child" by Javaka Steptoe


Steptoe, Javaka. Radiant Child. The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, New York: Hachette Book Group, Inc., 2016. ISBN: 978-0316213882


Jean Michel-Basquiat was a dynamic, artistic, and creative child. 793 more words

Book Reviews

Last of the Sandwalkers

Title: Last of the Sandwalkers
Author/Illustrator: Jay Hosler
ISBN: 9781626720244
Pages: 312 pages
Publisher/Date: First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership, c2015. 553 more words

Children's Literature

Inspirational Quote of the Week

Mom has been looking up at the stars a lot lately.

She imagines getting her next acceptance letter/email/phone call/telepathic message. She visualizes how it will play out and exactly how it will feel. 199 more words

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Once by Morris Gleitzman

*This review contains spoilers*

When Felix sits down to an uninspiring bowl of soup he is stunned to discover a whole carrot. He hides it in his pocket for fear of causing a riot. 873 more words

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Reading Roverandom /// Chapter 1

Rover’s adventures begin one day when he plays with his yellow ball outside and bites a wizard for taking the ball, which is not to the dog’s liking. 1,611 more words

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Poets Voice: An author interview with Laura Shovan

In this episode, host Jacqueline Douge has a conversation with poet and author, Laura Shovan. She shares her love of poetry, inspiration for writing and discusses her debut novel, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary and her new book, Takedown being released June 2018. 81 more words

Children's Literature