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A first grader excitedly showed me his nonfiction book about wooly mammoths to me today. I have to smile because I’ve wanted to be a paleontologist since I was a little girl. 224 more words

Children's Books

Terrible Things

I read a book today that was very powerful. It isn’t long, it doesn’t have flashy illustrations or human characters, but it was powerful nonetheless. 433 more words

Children's Books

Great article with cute video proves why it's important to read to children

Swartz, A. (2017, January 12). This 4-year-old got a special visit to Library of Congress because she loves books so much. Retrieved February 03, 2017, from… 262 more words


On My Bookshelf: Scary Stories Treasury, by Alvin Schwartz

If you are a child of the 1980s, Alvin Schwartz’s holy trinity of scary stories for children likely gave your library card a decent amount of exercise. 670 more words

Book Reviews And Author Interviews

Read This!: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

When Alfred came to a rise in the path, he looked back for Thomas. He did not see him anywhere. But he did see Harold. 317 more words


He wore old soft clothes and sat in an old chair on an old green porch and told stories. The stranger they were the truer he looked and I believed every one.

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seriously, this night...

Could only get a bit more peculiar if one of my dogs stopped snoring, looked up at me, and said, “Me Tie Doughty Walker.”

Those of you who read the first… 348 more words