Category Archives: Book Lists

Election Day is (Finally) Here!

Tuesday, November 6th is Election Day.  (As if you haven’t already received dozens of advertisements in the mail and countless phone calls!)  One good thing about a Presidential Election year is that there are many opportunities to talk to your … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Scarecrows & Pumpkins

What is big, round, and orange, and a definite sign of fall? A pumpkin, of course! Pumpkins make a great story time topic for fall. From harvesting them from the field to creating jack-o-lanterns, pumpkins are perfect fall book material–and … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Apples

Fall is here!  Although the official first day is still over a week away, you can get a jump start on your celebration by reading stories with your kids about everyone’s favorite fruit–apples. And while you can make some awesome … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Big & Little

One of the best early concept subjects to read about with a child is opposites. Loud or quiet, hard or soft, black or white, opposites present comparisons that can be pointed out and used every day. When considering size, Big … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Ice Cream

Hot summer days almost automatically call for a tasty ice cream cone! Not only is it fun to eat ice cream, it is also fun to read about the cold, creamy treat! What better topic for a story time when … Continue reading

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Book Review: Horrible Harry

Horrible Harry series by Suzy Kline From Miss Sarah at Bellville Horrible Harry is a popular series by Suzy Kline about a boy named Harry and all his crazy adventures at school.  All of the books are written from the … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Bugs

Buggy Bugs and Creepy Crawlies! What is summer without bugs, spiders and centipedes?  Children are fascinated by bugs whether they are up close or at a distance.  Some bugs fly, some crawl, and some even sting.  Bug and spider books … 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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Story Time Starter — Cookies

Cookies, cookies, cookies! If there was one thing I really enjoyed eating as a kid (and still do in fact), it was cookies.  Most children do, right?  Not only are cookies yummy, they make an awesome story time topic! Whether … Continue reading

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