Archive for the ‘Special Days’ category

It’s Poultry Day!

March 19, 2020

Today is Poultry Day! When I hear the word poultry, I hear the word chicken. When I hear chicken, I hear Roast Chicken, Chicken Paprikash, Santa Fe Chicken, Chicken Salsa, Chicken Parm, Chicken Quesadillas, Chicken Alfredo, Chicken Picatta…

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Can you tell I love chicken? I could eat it three times a day from a chicken egg in the morning to Chicken Salad for lunch to tangy BBQ Chicken for dinner. Chicken is something to cluck about!

Now if only we could answer that all-important question, which came first? The chicken or the egg? While you’re pondering the answer, why not snack on some Chicken Fingers and take a “peck” at these great chicken books.

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A Little Chicken 

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Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Edna The Bery First Chicken

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Chicken Break:  A Counting Book

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Chicken Talk

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Pirate Chicken:  All Hens on Deck

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Count Your Chickens

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The Chickens Are Coming!

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Chicks and Salsa

 

Guess what I’m having for dinner tonight?

Cluck!

 

 

 

Multicultural Children’s Book Day is One Day Away!

January 30, 2020

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Join me tomorrow for a special post as I review the picture book, Earthwaves. We’ll take a journey back to the 1500s and learn about the extraordinary navigational skills of Pacific Islander seafarers. #ReadYourWorld #MCBD2020

 

The winner of Vivian Kirkfield’s Giveaway (a copy of MAKING THEIR VOICES HEARD or a picture book critique) will be announced on next Thursday’s post. The giveaway ends tonight, 1/30/20 at 11:59 pm EST. 

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 16, 2020

On Monday, we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was born on January 15, 1929, and became a well-known figure as a Civil Rights activist. His “I HAVE A DREAM” speech in 1963 was one of his most inspiring speeches. Check here to see more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For young readers who want to know more about the life of this inspirational speaker, here are some books to check out.

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A Place to Land:  Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech that Inspired a Nation written by Barry Wittenstein and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, Neal Potter Books, 2019.

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Martin Luther King Jr. written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Mai Ly Degnan, Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2020.

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Be a King:  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You! written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by James E. Ransome, Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 2018.

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Martin Luther King Jr. A Peaceful Leader written by Sarah Albee and illustrated by Chin Ko, HarperCollins, 2018.

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My Little Golden Book About Martin Luther King Jr.  written by Bonnie Bader and illustrated by Sue Cornelison, Golden Books, 2018.

Celebrate the life and ideas of Martin Luther King Jr. and follow your dream.

 

Happy Holidays!

December 26, 2019

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” ~Hamilton Wright Mabie

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A special thank you to all those who follow and read my blog. I appreciate that you take the time to do so. Happy Holidays to you all!

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2019

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Have a BOOO-tiful day!

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Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2019

Today we celebrate the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain in 1776 and the birth of our nation — the United States of America!

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“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” ~Benjamin Franklin

4th-of-july-tradition-1024x536“Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.”  ~John F. Kennedy

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“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” ~Harry S. Truman

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“The essence of America — that which really unites us — is not ethnicity, or nationality, or religion. It is an idea — and what an idea it is: that you can come from humble circumstances and do great things. That it doesn’t matter where you came from, but where you are going.” ~Condoleezza Rice

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“One cannot be an American by going about saying that one is an American. It is necessary to feel America, like America, love America, and then work.” ~Georgia O’Keeffe

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“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” ~Erma Bombeck

Let's Celebrate

 

Flag Day!

June 13, 2019

Flag Day is tomorrow, Friday, June 14. Fly Old Glory proudly!

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“When we honor our flag we honor what we stand for as a Nation — freedom, equality, justice, and hope.”  ~Ronald Reagan

 

If you’re looking for a beautiful book to celebrate our flag and our Nation, I highly recommend this one.

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Blue Sky White Stars written by Sarvinder Naberhaus and illustrated by Kadir Nelson, Dial Books, 2017.


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