Archive for March 2019

Moving Day!

March 28, 2019

While his people move out, Eeyore has a temporary home of his own.

 

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“I might have known. After all, one can’t complain. Not much of a house, just right for not much of a donkey. I’d say thistles, but nobody listens to me, anyway.”  ~Eeyore

 

If you love Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends as much as our family does, check out this book that contains the original stories!

Winnie-the-Pooh written by A. A. Milne and illustrated by Ernest H. Shephard, Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2017.

 

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What Is A Home?

March 21, 2019

In one week, my daughter and her family are moving.

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Big deal you may say. For them, it is a big deal. With many moves behind them in both their single and married lives, they are now moving to a permanent home. No one is more excited than my husband and I are. No more storing their stuff at our house.

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We can now reclaim our basement. Yipee!!

I’ve always believed a home is where your heart is and what you make of it. It can be a cozy reading corner with your favorite chair, a kitchen where you can pump out delicious smells, a spectacular view from a window, a bedroom of your own, but most of all a home, no matter how big or how small, is a place where family gathers together.

Click on the covers below to discover which picture books you connect with?

 

 

Women’s History Month

March 14, 2019

March is Women’s History Month.  It’s a time to celebrate the accomplishments of women from all ethnic backgrounds and walks of life.

Peek inside these recently published picture books about mighty women.  You’ll find stories that will encourage your little ones to dream big dreams.

Janet Collins was the first African American prima ballerina to perform with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Mary Fields was the first African American woman stagecoach driver who helped settle the American West.

Rachel Carson was a marine biologist, conservationist, and began the environmental movement.

Spring After Spring: How Rachel Carson Inspired the Environmental Movement

Sarah E. Goode was the first African American woman to receive a United States patent. (Coming April 2, 2019)

Katherine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon with an official race number. (Coming April 2, 2019)

Eugenie Clark is best known for her research on shark behavior.

Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist

Mae Jemison was the first African American to travel in space.

Mae Among the Stars

Grace Hopper was a pioneer in computer programming.

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (People Who Shaped Our World)

For Older Readers

Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! (City Lights/Sister Spit)

A Perfect Animal Book for Young Readers

March 7, 2019

If your kids love animals and animal books, then Jennifer Ward’s, Mama Dug a Little Den is a perfect book for them.

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Open to the first page of the book and you’ll find three red fox kits staring at you. You can’t help but smile. Each page turn reveals a double spread of an animal in his/her habitat. Steve Jenkins has created fascinating paper collages that will immediately capture the attention of young readers. Combined with Jenkin’s art there is a fun, four-line rhyming text from Jennifer Ward that gives the reader information about the animal. Each rhyming text begins with “Mama dug a little den.” As an extra, Ward has included scientific information about the animal and the den on each page. This book lends itself to endless discussions about animals, where they live, and where you can find them.  Extended activities can include checking your own backyard for animal dens or making a paper collage of your favorite animal. I highly recommend this book.

 


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