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#1042 – My Grandparents Love Me by Claire Freedman and Judi Abbot

‘Tis the season for holiday books. Way more than I could ever review, but enough sent in to delight my dear readers. From this day on, until Christmas, every creative’s name with be followed with a holiday story. 483 more words

Children's Books

Part II: Older Children's Books and Their Stories

My very first day of teaching was filled with nerves.  There I was, sitting in front of fifteen children, ready to read-aloud a book that was new to me- … 583 more words

The Best of 2016.....

It seems like children’s books are more beautiful every year, or maybe this year I’m especially open to colorful and thoughtful portals to other places.  Perhaps I’m trying to escape the realities of the divisive language of 2016 and finding refuge in books. 510 more words

My Librarian Hat

One, Two, Three!

This Discover Challenge seemed like a great opportunity to present the three parts of my blog: simply.cindy and what it is designed to be all about.

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Early Learning

The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

Published by Clarion Books 

Summary:  When a bear finds an abandoned piano in the forest, he’s drawn to return to it day after day until he becomes a virtuoso.  201 more words

Picture Books

A Visit to City Farm

A Visit to City Farm
Verna Wilkins and Karin Littlewood
Firetree books
This is the first book from a new publisher whose aim is to produce ‘books with engaging, enjoyable and exciting stories that celebrate our interconnected and culturally-diverse world, putting all children in the picture’ and this story of a school visit certainly does just that. 305 more words

Picture Books

Take A Look Sunday - Julie Rosenbaum

T2 Children’s Illustrators is a diverse group of dedicated, timely, and enthusiastic illustrators and writers from across the United States and several countries abroad. Our focus is on children’s picture book and juvenile educational publishing. 851 more words