Picture Books Supporting the Girl Scout Daisy Global Action Award

C has been working on earning the Global Action Award for Girl Scout Daisies, which uses the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) “to…

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Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki

In Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin, memories of time spent in Japan visiting her professional violinist grandfather inspire Hana to play her violin in her…

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Tino and the Pomodori by Tonya Russo Hamilton

  In Tino and the Pomodori, Tonya Russo Hamilton tells the story of her father as a young boy in Italy, anticipating his favorite…

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Mini Reviews from Classic Children’s Literature

C is almost 5 and still enjoys plenty of picture books, but this year we’ve been reading more and more classic chapter books. Between…

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Raising Readers Through Wordless Picture Books

My preschooler has reached an interesting stage. She’s been working through Reading Eggs and can read most of the books in set 1 of the Bob…

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Small Fry Saturday: Scarlatti’s Cat

Small Fry Saturday is a meme inspired by The Well-Read Redhead, showcasing books our children enjoy. This week’s pick is:    Title: Scarlatti’s CatAuthor:…

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Review: Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy is a dazzling modern day retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Snow Queen. Her grief still fresh after…

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Small Fry Saturday: John Coltrane’s Giant Steps

Small Fry Saturday is a meme inspired by The Well-Read Redhead, showcasing books our children enjoy. This week’s pick is:    Title: John Coltrane’sGiant…

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Review: The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White

   Title: The Trumpet of the SwanAuthor: E.B. WhitePublisher: HarperCollins Released:originally published in 1948 Source:I purchased this book. Find it on:     Louis the trumpeter…

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Review: The Legend of Old Befana by Tomie dePaola

Today is Epiphany! Last night La Befana came to our house and brought C some sweet treats. Since I’m busy reading for Bout of…

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