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February 6 - Lace Day

About the Holiday

Lace, that delicate material that trims clothing, covers tables, ties up hair, and makes anything seem more dainty and lovely, has been used since the 1500s. 591 more words

Picture Book Review

World Read Aloud Day-Friendship Week

Have you ever had one of those special moments when the stars seem to align (maybe it’s the lining up of the 5 planets this week)?   387 more words

Creeping Around the Picture Books #5 (History Lessons)

It’s obviously been a while since I’ve written this type of post. I hadn’t visited the library in months. Actually, I was really busy this fall…busy being depressed over not having a full-time job. 1,494 more words

Book Reviews

Tucky Jo and Little Heart

A heart-warming tale by Patricia Polacco, Tucky Jo and Little Heart shows the power of caring for those in need.

Set during World War II, Johnnie Wallen enlisted in the army and was sent to the Pacific.   400 more words


I cried this morning

Darn that Patricia Polacco! She knows how to make me cry.

I sat down this morning and read An A from Miss Keller, her latest book about the influence a teacher had on her. 207 more words

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Family, traditions and great writing

In the midst of the holiday rush, one of the treasures of the season is the time spent with family members, celebrating traditions and also creating new memories. 138 more words

Warming my heart with tea and books

Yesterday was the first day of Hanukkah. Last night’s tea from my advent calendar was Glitter and Gold.

Looking for a little star power? This sweet, spiced black tea is filled with pretty little gold star-shaped sprinkles.

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