Posts Tagged ‘ books ’

Read Across America Day 2015

Mar 2nd, 2015 | By

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Celebrating Read Across America Day is a great excuse to be silly and act like a kid. Sometimes, I feel that these days even kids need an excuse to act like a kid. I love the zaniness of a Dr. Seuss book! I love that Read Across America Day is about reading for fun and being entertained by what you have read. There is so much required reading in school that kids have forgotten (or have never been taught) that reading is fun. So, go ahead and wear a silly hat, sing a silly song or
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The Day the Crayons Came Home

Feb 25th, 2015 | By

The Day the Crayons Came Home – Hardcover – August 18, 2015 by Drew Daywalt (Author), Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator) I don’t know about my son but I can’t wait for this book to come out! I hope this group of crayons is as much fun as the crayon gang from The
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American Library Association 2015 Award Winners

Feb 2nd, 2015 | By

The Winners Have Been Announced! Newbery Medal – “The Crossover” written by Kwame Alexander Newbery Honor Books – “EL Deafo” written by Cece Bell “Brown Girl Dreaming” written by Jacqueline Woodson Widgets Caldecott Medal – “The Adventures by Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend” illustrated by Dan Santat Caldecott Honor Books – “Nana in the
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American Library Association Youth Media Awards 2015

Jan 30th, 2015 | By

Wondering who will win this year’s Caldecott Medal and Newbery Medal? The 2015 winners will be announced live in Chicago at 8am (Central time) on Monday, February 2. You can be one of the first to hear the announcement by viewing the live webcast of the press conference at
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Caldecott and Newbery Medals 2014

Jan 27th, 2014 | By

It’s Medal Day! Many of us are looking forward to The Olympic Games next month in Sochi, but did you know that some important literary medals were awarded today? The winners of the John Newbery Medal and the Randolph Caldecott Medal were announced this morning in Philadelphia. The 2014 recipient
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Play Ball!

Apr 24th, 2013 | By

Ball by Mary Sullivan I was drawn to this book based on the cover illustration. Don’t judge a book by its cover, right? Or wrong? This book was not at all what I expected – In a good way. I think… but I don’t know. This book is a great mystery to
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Earth Day 2013

Apr 19th, 2013 | By
Care for Our World

Monday April 22 is Earth Day! If anything has the power to unite all of the people of the world, it should be our very own planet. No matter our differences, we have at least one thing in common; we share the same home. We all live on planet Earth.
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National Grilled Cheese Day!

Apr 12th, 2013 | By
Grilled Cheese Please

When I heard that today is National Grilled Cheese Day, I had to check it out. A day for grilled cheese seemed too good to be true. But when you think about it, grilled cheese is one of the most popular comfort foods and certainly that makes it worthy of
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National Poetry Month

Apr 5th, 2013 | By
National Poetry Month

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? National Poetry Month was created in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. By creating a month of poetry recognition, the Academy hopes to increase the attention that poetry receives in the media as well as increase the usage of poetry
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International Children’s Book Day

Apr 2nd, 2013 | By
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy

Today is a day to celebrate books! Today is International Children’s Book Day. International Children’s Book Day began in 1967 and is usually celebrated on April 2nd, which is the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen. International Children’s Book Day was created to bring attention to children’s books and to encourage
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