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The Sea King’s Daughter: A Russian Legend

The Sea King’s Daughter: A Russian Legend

The Sea King’s Daughter: A Russian Legend by Aaron Shepard Illustrator: Gennady Spirin Published by Skyhook Press on Apr. 7, 2011 (reprint) Genres: Picture Books Pages: 32 Format: eARC Source: the publisher through NetGalley Goodreads Set in the city of Novgorod long ago, the story tells of the poor musician… Read more »

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News & Notes – 9/03/16

News & Notes – 9/03/16

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News Slightly fewer Americans are reading print books, a new Pew survey finds (Pew Research Center) Check the article out; there are more detailed graphs… Read more »

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News & Notes – 1/16/16

News & Notes – 1/16/16

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News The Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King, Printz, Alex, and other children’s and YA book award winners for 2016 were announced Monday. The Newbery went… Read more »

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Classic Children’s Books

Classic Children’s Books

  With holiday gift-giving approaching, I thought this might be a good time to revisit some children’s classics. What does it take for a book to become a classic? First, it needs to stand the test of time: to be read and enjoyed decades or even centuries after it was written. To be… Read more »

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The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes (review)

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes (review)

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes by DuBose Heyward Illustrator: Marjorie Flack Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on 1939 Genres: Children’s Books, Picture Books Pages: 48 Format: Hardcover Source: my personal collection With twenty-one baby bunnies to look after, mother bunny Cottontail abandons her dream of becoming an… Read more »

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Once Upon a Marigold, by Jean Ferris

Once Upon a Marigold, by Jean Ferris

Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris Series: Upon a Marigold #1 Published by Harcourt Inc. on 2004-06-01 Genres: Fairy Tales, MG Books Format: Hardcover Source: the library Goodreads Christian was clueless when he started spying on the royal family through his telescope. He lives in a cave with a… Read more »

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A Celebration of Jan Brett

A Celebration of Jan Brett

Happy Birthday to author-illustrator Jan Brett! Her beautifully illustrated books have been favorites of ours since well before our daughter was born – though it was Robin’s birth that gave me the excuse to start buying them. Brett was born on Dec. 1., 1949, making her 65 today. . …. Read more »

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Wednesdays in the Tower, by Jessica Day George

Wednesdays in the Tower, by Jessica Day George

Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George Series: Castle Glower #2 Published by Bloomsbury USA Children’s on 5/07/13 Genres: Children’s Books, Fantasy, MG Books Format: eBook Goodreads Also by this author: Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow A castle that is constantly rearranging itself, and a young royal family… Read more »

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