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Carnegie Reading 2015: Sarah Crossan - Apple and Rain

Apple’s first memory, formed at an impossibly young age, is of her mother leaving. Apple is left in the care of her strict but loving Grandmother, with occasional visits from her somewhat lacklustre father. 616 more words


INVESTING IN THE FUTURE C of I, Caldwell School District team up to provide summer math/science institute

The seventh-grade students waited with anxious anticipation. What would the lab results show for the objects they had swabbed? They definitely didn’t expect the toilet to have less bacteria than their own mouths. 582 more words

Children's Literature

Black Beauty - by Anna Sewell

Published: November 24, 1877

Author: Anna Sewell

Adaptations: Black Beauty (1994), Black Beauty (1971), Black Beauty(1978)

Genres: Fiction, Novel, Children’s literature

The story is narrated in the first person as an autobiographical memoir told by the titular horse named Black Beauty—beginning with his carefree days as a colt on an English farm with his mother, to his difficult life pulling cabs in London, to his happy retirement in the country. 132 more words


Sydney Writers' Festival 2015 Sunday

Sunday is touted as Family Day at Sydney Writers’ Festival, and I always enjoy bringing an assortment of children with me. This year it was just me and son #2, which made for some lovely one-on-one. 937 more words


[book review] If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant by Ellen Fischer and Laura Wood

Fancy a plate of ants and worms, a bowl of lilac nectar, or some crabs and shrimp?

Maybe a bowl of chili or a BLT on whole wheat is more to your liking. 601 more words

Book Reviews (all Genres)

A Steady Pace Will Win The Race

Tonight, I’m sitting at my desk and in front of me are 26 copies of Barney & Lexi, Copies that I am surprise my daughters first grade class with on Wednesday. 561 more words

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw

This is a darling board book by Nancy Shaw and illustrated by Margot Apple. It caught my eye at the library as we were headed off for a weekend of off road travel with our jeep club, the Diablo 4 Wheelers. 68 more words

Children's Literature