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Book and Tech Wednesday: Raindrops and the New Microsoft Phone

Raindrops: A Shower of Colors by Chieu Anh Urban My rating: 5 of 5 stars Spring is just around the corner and for young ones who are just beginning to learn their colors, Raindrops: A Shower of Colors is an excellent board book to teach them about animals and the various hues of the rainbow.… Continue reading Book and Tech Wednesday: Raindrops and the New Microsoft Phone

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January’s Sparrow: One of the Best Books of the Year

January's Sparrow by Patricia Polacco My rating: 5 of 5 stars You might be a bit like me; only buying great books once they've come out in paperback. It's least expensive and the story is the same as the hardback edition. But, if there is one book you should pay extra for this year, I… Continue reading January’s Sparrow: One of the Best Books of the Year

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Classic Fairy Tales by Candlewick Press

Classic Fairy Tales by Berlie Doherty My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am always cautious of modern re-tellings of classic fairy tales. I greatly prefer fairy tales to remain largely the way I remember them from my childhood and I wholeheartedly believe children today should experience the same joy from these stories as generations… Continue reading Classic Fairy Tales by Candlewick Press

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Book

By now we've all read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and if you haven't you really should! It is indeed one of the best children's books of all time. It's allure? Eric Carle used nature and simplicity to create pure literary magic. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is akin to The Cat in the Hat; it's obligatory… Continue reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Book

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The Best Children’s Books of 2007

The American Library Association bestowed the 2008 highest honors in children's literature yesterday. Here are the winners.Coretta Scott King Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults King Author Book winner Elijah Of BuxtonKing Illustrator Book winnerLet it Shine: Three Favorite SpiritualsCoretta Scott King/John Steptoe New… Continue reading The Best Children’s Books of 2007

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New Book Review: Red Butterfly: How a Princess Smuggled the Secret of Silk Out of China

Red Butterfly: How a Princess Smuggled the Secret of Silk Out of ChinaWritten by Deborah Noyes , Illustrated by Sophie Blackall Ages: 6-10, Grades: 3-6 If you have a budding artist or future illustrator in your midst, you must pick up Red Butterfly: How a Princess Smuggled the Secret of Silk Out of China this… Continue reading New Book Review: Red Butterfly: How a Princess Smuggled the Secret of Silk Out of China