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The Bears on Hemlock Mountain and The Courage of Sarah Noble

Dalgliesh, Alice (1952). The Bears on Hemlock Mountain. New York: Scribner (Simon & Schuster).

Dalgliesh, Alice (1954). The Courage of Sarah Noble. New York: Scribner (Simon & Schuster). 387 more words

Thunder Boy Jr.

Story by Sherman Alexie, Illustrated by Yuyi Morales

Published by Little, Brown and Company, 2016

Written by Sherman Alexie, author of the popular and award-winning… 198 more words

Early Elementary

Waiting for Private School Admissions

For many applying to Los Angeles Independent Schools, the anticipation of enrollment decisions is nerve-racking and daunting, or as the LA Times referred to it, “waiting for Black Friday”. 751 more words


The Valentine Cat

Bulla, Clyde Robert (1959). The Valentine Cat. Mahwah, NJ: Troll Associates, Inc.

One of the blessings of having half a dozen kids is that you get to enjoy certain read alouds time and time again. 350 more words

The Cinderellas

With more than five hundred international variations, and dating as far back as the ninth century (with the Chinese story of Yeh-Shen), the story of a patient, kind, and unfairly treated young woman being rewarded for her goodness, has been told in many ways. 1,002 more words

Family Read-Alouds

The Beasts and Children, Day 10: Santa Mouse and the Ratdeer

Santa Mouse and the Ratdeer, by Thacher Hurd (1998)

GirlChild says she’s read this one before, but I certainly don’t remember it!

A mouse family is trimming the tree on Christmas Eve, and things aren’t going particularly well for Rosie, so her father has her come to help finish up the cookies for Santa Mouse. 493 more words

Children's Book Review

The Beasts and Children, Day 6: When Santa Was a Baby

When Santa Was a Baby, by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Geneviève Godbout (2015)

If you like to read aloud to children, this is a good one for getting to exercise your vocal talents! 342 more words

Children's Book Review