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The Republic of Imagination by Azar Nafisi

In The Republic of Imagination, Nafisi is bold about asking and tackling some tough questions. Are the humanities important to us? If so, is that…

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How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare by Ken Ludwig

Thank you, Ken Ludwig, for writing How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare. Confession: I am a very reluctant Shakespeare reader. I don’t remember being…

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Armchair BEA: Beyond the Borders

Design by Amber of Shelf Notes It’s time to step outside your comfort zone, outside your borders, or outside of your own country or culture….

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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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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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Children’s Poetry: Over the River and Through the Wood

   Title: Over the River and Through the WoodEditors: Karen L. Kilcup and Angela SorbyPublisher: Johns Hopkins University Press Expected Release:January 5, 2014 Source:I…

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Classic Children’s Literature Event

Amanda at Simpler Pastimes is hosting this Classic Children’s Literature Event. It’s simple: During the month of January, read as many children’s classics as…

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Update (FAIL) on the Little Women Read Along

Soooo… I made it halfway through Little Women. And then I found myself skimming. Or falling asleep. I just couldn’t push ahead, and I…

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Little Women Read Along

Remember back in October, when I played in the pit for the musical Little Women? I mentioned that I wanted to read the book again,…

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Little Women

I’m playing in the orchestra for the local university’s production of the musical Little Women. Tomorrow is opening night! The singers sound fantastic. I’m…

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