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Week 26 ~ Coal Mining

The weather has been rather mixed this week, but we have had a couple of lovely nature walks, including one with daddy. As per usual, Rose was off into the water splashing about. 364 more words


Harold and the "Terribly Frightening Dragon"

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Book Synopsis: A boy creates a world using just a purple crayon and imagination.

Instructional Focus: (Numbers are for the Virginia Standards of Learning, generally Reading/English) 141 more words


My Favourite Read Alouds

One of my favourite things about being a librarian is finding a book that gets kids excited! It’s often the highlight of my day! Over the past few years I’ve found some guaranteed winners that always get a great reaction out of my audience, and I thought that I would share them with you here today. 650 more words


Read Alouds I have loved

One thing I wanted to talk about was read alouds for my son. Over the years, I have read MANY MANY books to him. I thought it was something he would resist as he grew older, but so far he still loves it. 564 more words

Picture Book Picks: Spring & Other Nice Things

When I think about picture books for springtime, I often think of changing seasons, flowers blooming, sunshine…and lots and lots of cute animals. Here is a list of some of my top picks for spring-ready picture books. 395 more words


Viola Swamp

Miss  Nelson is Missing by James Marshall, Harry Allard

Book Synopsis: Miss Nelson’s misbehaving class gets a rude awakening when their kind teacher goes missing and is replaced with Ms. 221 more words


Recently Read: Great Picture Books

The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach. With vibrant illustrations and a fun-with-a-twist story to boot, this picture book is a real joy. From the opening page the narrator tells us that “It all started with the bear”… And so follows a grand tale about a joyously illustrated bear and how he gets to that sandwich. 312 more words