Category Archives: Children’s Authors

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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Story Time Starter — Back To School

It is again that time of year when backpacks, pencils, and homework replace vacations, ice cream cones, and swimming. This month’s story time topic will get everyone in the mood for learning as they go back to school! Miss Mary … 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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Book Review: Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet

Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet by Kirk Scroggs From Miss Caroline at Main Ever since the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books became popular, there have been many books written and illustrated about the middle school crowd.  There are series … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oliver

Oliver by Birgitta Sif From Miss Melanie at Main This picture book is a sweet look at a boy who is different and who always plays by himself with his imaginary friends until one day he meets a girl who … 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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Story Time Starter — Picnics

The weather outside is NOT frightful, so we’re going to celebrate by having a picnic-themed story time!  The sunny summer days are ideal for packing up some food and scouting out that perfect picnic spot–whether it is at the beach, … Continue reading

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Book Review: We Rode the Orphan Trains

We Rode the Orphan Trains by Andrea Warren From Miss Melanie at Main This book caught my eye and just happened to be a subject about which I knew nothing.  I was fascinated by the stories each orphan train rider … Continue reading

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