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It Looked Like Spilt Milk

I suddenly realized that I haven’t yet focused on any of my son’s favorite books on this blog, and it took me less than two seconds to choose… 295 more words

Read Alouds

The Hundred Dresses

Eleanor Estes’ The Hundred Dresses is another beautiful book that my daughters and I could hardly bear to put down each day. Written over sixty years ago, this story has never been out of print, and for good reason. 304 more words


Black History Month: 25 Picture Books Featuring Black Characters

Don’t read these titles only during Black History Month – these are great books to read any time of the year! And if you like a lot of these authors, they have other material as well, I wanted to promote as many different authors as possible! 197 more words


Picture Book Reviews: Things to Do & My World: A Book of First Words

Things to Do by Elaine Magliaro, illus. Catia Chien
Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you!
Expected publication: February 7, 2017 by Chronicle Books… 832 more words


Parenting Post: 5 Tried and True Ways to Help Your Child Rediscover the Joy of Reading

All my life I’ve been surrounded by books.  They were my friends, my comfort, my escape.  How could anybody not love a good book?  I credit my mother’s hard work for me reading before I entered kindergarten in 1979.   1,725 more words

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Black Beauty (abridged)

     Let me begin this by stating, very clearly, that I am usually strongly against abridged editions of classic books. Growing up, I despised their stilted, choppy language and the complete lack of flow to their timeless tales. 280 more words