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Favorites on Friday

Well…we have had another interesting week of weather here in Virginia. We went from 70 and sunny to 30 with rain, sleet, hail and wind! We're half way through April and someone forgot to tell March, right?!?! Anyway, it's Easter weekend! What plans do you have? Family dinners, … Read More.

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What’s New in Toys and Creative Play for April

For budding artists - a Mosaic Stamp Kit. You'll be inspired by this set of unique stamps with eight different designs. Watch the video to see how each stamp creates mandala-like designs ready for coloring with crayons, colored pencils or markers. Trying to inspire a … Read More.

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Firefly July – A Year of Very Short Poems

Spring Rain beats down, roots stretch up. They'll meet in a flower. - Raymond Souster I am so excited! The book we are looking at today combines the talents of a celebrated poet and anthologist, Paul Janeczko with the incredible incomparable artistic talents of Melissa … Read More.

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Classics on Tuesdays

Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully. 1993 Caldecott Medal Winner. … Read More.

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Children and Pets…does it get any better?

I can't think of a better way to start off the week than with a smile on your face. Have you all seen these cute, cute photos? Grace Chon, a photographer who lives and works in Los Angeles has taken some darling pictures of her young son and Zoey, one of their rescue dogs. In her … Read More.

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Favorites on Friday

Oh my…our little Beanie went off to school this morning…just for a visit. Last night he said to me " You know, Mimi, Mama can't come to school with me." How is it that children grow up so fast? We are all waiting for his Mama to pick him up so that we can hear how his day went … Read More.

Loving Easter greetings. Image via the NYPL.

Have You Decorated Your Easter Eggs Yet…and other ideas for a Happy Easter!

Are you ready for Easter? I thought it might be helpful if I pulled together some things that I have seen around the web - I've focused mainly on egg decorating but there are a few links to activities. Enjoy! Did you know that McCormick has Neon Food Color? This chart has … Read More.