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Review: The Pirate Pig

If you have been reading my posts on Books in Bloom for a while, you have read about my daughter as a pre-schooler and as a… 416 more words



The BFG became an immediate favorite of mine while I read it to the class I student taught. To say Roald Dahl has talent would be an understatement. 500 more words

Children's Literature

One Day I Did Storytime

This is the only pic I have from this week’s storytime, Velcro sticks. They’re easy to make, fun and kids enjoy building with them and using them to form letters. 177 more words

Picture Books

Spotlight and Giveaway: Bob Shea's Ballet Cat series!

Welcome to a special post featuring Bob Shea’s Ballet Cat books and a very cool and generous giveaway, courtesy of Disney-Hyperion! Read on to find out more about the series and how you can enter to win a prize pack featuring everything… 685 more words


Freak the Mighty, My Dangerous Precipice

I survived my first year teaching.  Allow me to take time to apologize now for the mistakes I made that first year.  I mean, let’s be honest.   2,187 more words


Picture Book Review: Emily's Balloon by Komako Sakai

Review: Emily’s Balloon by Komako Sakai
Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Raincoast Books. Thank you!
Publication: Paperback edition, August 4 2015 by Chronicle Books (first published in 2005) 349 more words


Trumpet of the Swan

My oldest child (let’s call him Mr. M) loves to read! I mean, he has actual panic attacks if he can’t bring a book in the car with him. 316 more words

Children's Literature