Firefly July – A Year of Very Short Poems

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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 Sweet. We have talked about them before – A Kick… 

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The Scraps Book – Notes from a colorful life

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Oh, Lois Ehlert…you make my heart sing! And yes, I think art chose you, too. But…I also think that it helps to have parents who encourage and share their own talents with their children, whatever they may be. I love that Lois’s parents gave her a table of her own where she could dream and… 

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Girls Can Be Engineers and Doctors, too!

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Sometimes I fear that there are so many books being written right now about all the things girls can do…that boys are eventually going to feel left out. What do you think? Probably not, right? But I do think that these books are useful not just for girls but for boys as well…to let them… 

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Presidents’ Day

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I have assembled some books today to help children understand and appreciate the two presidents that we commonly associate Presidents’ Day with – George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  All of these books were available through my local library. They are all great resources for information, especially if you have a school age child who might… 

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