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The Land of Nod by Robert Louis Stevenson and other bedtime stories

Bedtime stories are a big deal at our house. It doesn’t matter how late it is, there is always time for at least one story and it doesn’t take much convincing to make that two, three or five. 383 more words

Talking about Black History Month and wondering if In Plain Sight, Mae and June and the Wonder Wheel and I, Too, Sing America, Three Centuries of African American Poetry make the cut

February is Black History Month.

I have problems with Black History Month, and most months that celebrate one group of people over another. It’s not to say that I don’t understand the importance of celebrating a group of people’s past, but I feel that should happen at all times and not just in February. 976 more words

Book Giveaway - Dolls Eyes

Congratulations to Marina Cohen for her second book THE DOLL’S EYE hitting the bookshelves on Feb. 28th. You can pre-order on Amazon.

Marina has agreed to give do a book giveaway. 518 more words


February 6 - It's Library Lovers Month

About the Holiday

For bibliophiles, this may be the best month of the year! Not only does your local library have shelves stacked with books, magazines, movies, and tapes of every kind, it offers comfy chairs, fascinating lectures, kids programs, and more! 580 more words

Picture Book Review


By Miranda Paul
Illustrated by Jason Chin
Published by Roaring Brook Press
(A Division of MacMillan Publishing)
ISBN 978-1-59643-984-9

Science and easy vocabulary are hard to work together. 579 more words

Book Review

Samson in the Snow and Piggy picture books show there is nothing better for loneliness then friends

Samson in the Snow by Philip C. Stead (Roaring Brook Press, $20.50) is about a lonely wooly mammoth who meets a red bird bringing flowers to a friend, who is having a bad day. 186 more words

January 12 - Poetry at Work Day

About the Holiday

Sometimes your work in school, in the office, outside, or at home inspires you to translate what you’re doing into writing. What better way to express the fun—and folly—of homework, room cleaning, report writing, lunchtime, tests, and all the work that makes up a day than in a poem?! 796 more words

Picture Book Review