Category Archives: Author Spotlight

Happy Birthday, E.B. White!

Join us as we celebrate E.B. White‘s birthday today!  The author of the classic children’s books Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte’s Web (1952), and The Trumpet of the Swan (1973) was born on July 11, 1899 and died October 1, 1985.  … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Turns 15!

How time flies! This week marks 15 years since the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was published in the United Kingdom! Of course, we know it as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which was … Continue reading

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June 2012 Book Review, Part 1

Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo From Miss Sarah at Bellville Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo is an adorable beginning chapter book about a pig named Mercy who loves hot toast with lots of butter on it. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Richard Scarry!

What kid out there doesn’t love books about animals and cars?  I sure did!  I loved all of the Busytown books by Richard Scarry when I was growing up.  Although he passed away in 1994, today marks the 93rd anniversary … Continue reading

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May 2012 Reviews, Part 2

Stars written by Mary Lyn Ray, illustrated by Marla Frazee From Miss Jennie at Ontario This is a new book that I just fell in love with!  What child (or adult) hasn’t gazed up into the evening sky and wondered … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Gary Paulsen!

Join us in wishing Mr. Gary Paulsen, children’s author extraordinaire, a very happy birthday today! We love recommending Hatchet, probably Mr. Paulsen’s most well-known and most-read book, to those boys who just don’t know what they want to read (although … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Kate DiCamillo!

(Please go here if the video does not load)   Happy Birthday, Kate DiCamillo! Kate DiCamillo’s birthday is today!  Kate is a Newbery – award winning author whose first published work, Because of Winn-Dixie, has become a childhood and classroom … Continue reading

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February 2012 Book Reviews, Part 2

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin From Miss Sheri at the Plymouth and Crestview branches Have you ever played the Westing Game?  Would you play if it meant that you could inherit $200 million?  As an heir named in Sam … Continue reading

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Author/Illustrator Spotlight — Lucy Cousins

Welcome to this months’ author and illustrator spotlight! Maisy the mouse may not be as popular as many of the Disney characters — or any of the other animated TV characters, for that matter — but there is no question … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight (and a Happy Birthday!): Judy Blume

Not only do we get to feature a very famous and loved children’s author in this post, but we also get to wish her a very Happy Birthday!  Judy Blume, a name well – known in children’s and YA literature, … Continue reading

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