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Thanksgiving

Finish this sentence Thanksgiving is the third  (whoops fourth, thank you to the many readers who emailed me) Thursday in ... That's right November. Thanksgiving is a...

Collection Development- Informational Books

Walter Wick, A Drop of Water "The most spectacular photographs ever created on the subject of water appear in this unique science book by Walter...
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‘From Jennie to Ribsy to Rocket: What the Dogs Have Taught Us’

This was my First Fridays presentation on October 4, 2019. "Canine characters take center stage as we examine the works of significant children's book artists...

What the Dogs Have Taught Me

 About the First Fridays Series First Fridays is a series of intellectually stimulating talks made possible by a generous gift from Governor Elmer L. and...

Its Banned Book WeeK!

What does this mean?   What is Banned Book Week? Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in...

We Were Writing in Red Wing!

At the 20th Annual Minnesota Children’s Book Festival The Kerlan Friends from the University of Minnesota Children’s Literature Research Collection shared Writing Boxes and writing...

Storytelling, Wolves, and Writing

Storytelling Storytelling is one of the tools in the children’s librarian box for supporting literacy in our family clientele. For some attendees to story time...

Blogs I like to read: Books around the table

Books Around the Table A potluck of ideas from five children's book authors and illustrators is one of my favorite blogs written by children's book makers. I...

Readers Reference: Read This Book!

Read this Book! Every wonder what to read next?  When I was a young pup librarian the process of recommending a book was called "Readers...

Readers Reference: The Thing About Bees

The Thing About Bees: a love letter by Shabazz Larkin Every once in a great while, when I am opening the mail, a book, an...

He will be missed: Lee Bennett Hopkins

Lee Bennett Hopkins died yesterday. Hopkins’ husband, Charles Egita, announced Lee's passing. My facebook and twitter feed blew up. I kept it together. I had...

Readers’ Reference: Merbaby’s Lullaby

Merbaby's Lullaby   Board books don't get a lot of love in the review media. Yet what could be more important to a child's development as...

Writing Boxes: Cover Reveal

Writing Boxes: The Reading/Writing Connection in Libraries Get the download or the finished book here.   What? You wrote a book? "Every library, no matter how small or...

The 2020 Arbuthnot Lecture with Neil Gaiman

The Sacramento Public Library chosen as site for 2020 Arbuthnot Lecture Neil Gaiman will deliver the 2020 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture in Sacramento, California...

#ALAAC19: The Arbuthnot Site Announcement

Arbuthnot Site Announcement! The 2020 Arbuthnot Lecture with Neil Gaiman site announcement is at the ALSC Membership Meeting Monday, June 24 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Location: Washington Convention...

Vera B. Williams on Video

Vera B. Williams I have been thinking about Vera B. Williams a lot lately. I have been rereading her books. I have been paging through...

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