Category Archives: Author Spotlight

Happy Birthday, Steven Kellogg!

Today is author and illustrator Steven Kellogg’s birthday! The author and illustrator of more than 90 books for children, Mr. Kellogg is best known for his beloved characters Pinkerton, Clorinda, and Jimmy and his boa. The joy Mr. Kellogg felt … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin From Miss Mary at Main Pete the Cat puts on his favorite shirt, the one with the four groovy buttons, and starts his day.  As he sings, his buttons … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Jack Prelutsky!

  Today’s birthday post is in honor of one of America’s best-loved children’s poets, Jack Prelutsky.  Mr. Prelutsky has done as much (if not more) for children’s poetry as Shel Silverstein.  So today, September 8th, we celebrate this man and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rainbow Stew

Rainbow Stew by Cathryn Falwell From Miss Caroline at Main Fall is just around the corner, gardens are ready to harvest, and we’ve got a great book to share with you: the newest title by children’s author and illustrator Cathryn … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight — Ann M. Martin

Today is Ann M. Martin’s birthday! Possibly best known for the beloved The Baby-sitters Club series, Ms. Martin has been writing children’s books for 30 years! Besides The Baby-sitters Club and accompanying Super Specials, Ms. Martin has penned the series … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight — Jane Yolen

We’re finishing out the second-to-last week of our Summer Library Program (SLP) for children, teens, and adults.  We’ve loved the “Dig into Reading” theme and have had lots of fun with burrowing animals, rocks, trucks and diggers, archaeology and paleontology, … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight — Byron Barton

We’re still going strong with our 2013 Summer Library Program (SLP) as we “Dig Into Reading,” so this month we are going to spotlight an author/illustrator with books that fit perfectly with the theme. There are a great number of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein From Miss Jennie at Ontario Most people have either read or have at least heard of  The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.  If you haven’t ever read it (or if it has been a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Lois Lowry!

Today is author Lois Lowry‘s birthday! Possibly best known for her Newbery Award winning titles The Giver and Number the Stars, Ms. Lowry was born 76 years ago today in Hawaii. She wanted to write from an early age–writing is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Family Hitchcock

The Family Hitchcock by Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett From Miss Sheri at Plymouth and Crestview A story of mistaken identity leads to a series of hilarious twists and turns for one family on vacation. Despite the objections from his … Continue reading

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