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To Dance

How did I get it?:
It was a Christmas gift from my sister, Beth!


Dancers are young when they first dream of dance. Siena was six — and her dreams kept skipping and leaping, circling and spinning, from airy runs along a beach near her home in Puerto Rico, to dance class in Boston, to her debut performance on stage with the New York City Ballet. 229 more words

Book Reviews

Monday December 14th, 2015

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

I have been sharing a reading photo of the week each week. Often two. So why not three? Sometimes, the mood hits. 667 more words

Picture Books

Book review: How to Read a Story, by Kate Messner, illustrated by Mark Siegel

Messner, Kate. How to Read a Story. Il. by Mark Siegel. Chronicle. 2015. $16.99. unp. 978-1-4521-1233-6. Ages 4-6.  P9Q9

People who love to read may have forgotten that even this automatic skill requires instruction, and Messner has done exactly that in her cheerful, encouraging picture book delineating the ten steps in “how to read a story.” The directions may seem obvious—it starts with “Find a story” and ends with say “the end,” but that is what makes the book so accessible. 84 more words

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