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Luck of the Irish - books for petites

O’Sullivan Stew (Picture Puffins) this is a story that will is filled with good old Irish blarnery as Kate O’Sullivan thinks up a creative way to get her and her family out of a problem. 99 more words

Reading & Books

Christmas Tapestry

Christmas Tapestry by Patricia Polacco is an endearing tale about being in the right place at the right time.

Jonathan Jefferson Weeks’ father is a pastor.   469 more words


Walls Not Tents

Have you ever been privy to a conversation you weren’t supposed to hear?

As a young twenty-something I went on a mission trip to Mexico to help build homes for people in dire circumstances. 711 more words


An Orange for Kenneth White

One of my favorite Christmas stories is An Orange for Frankie by Patricia Polacco. I cannot finish that book without weeping.

An Orange for Frankie… 666 more words


Holiday Season Countdown

Day 10 – The Trees of the Dancing Goats by Patricia Polacco

Trisha and her family are looking forward to the holiday season, there is a lot of preparation to be done in time for the eight days of Hanukkah festivities. 252 more words

Books For Minis

Tis The Season

Christmas is one of my very favorite times of year, but it is also one of the very busiest.  I’m not complaining.  There are so many festive and fun activities that can fill my… 652 more words

Reflections on Diversity in Children's and Young Adult Literature

          Some realizations have struck me as I’ve spent a solid month reading and studying children’s literature that features diversity. One is the significant shift in maturity and sensitivity that occurs when authors offer readers stories about combining cultures, races, religions, or abilities. 922 more words

Children's Literature