Monthly Archives: November 2011

Happy Birthday, Kevin Henkes!

  Kevin Henkes is a name steadfastly rooted in children’s literature, and it’s a name that has only gotten bigger over the years.  Henkes’ work for children, from picture books to novels, has shown both a flexibility in his storytelling … Continue reading

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Give the gift of reading this holiday season

  The holiday season is rapidly approaching – lights are being strung, dinners and get – togethers are being planned, and lists are being made (things to do, people to see, and much more!) With all of that running around … Continue reading

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November Book Reviews, Part 2

Our Stories Remember:  American Indian History, Culture, and Values Through Storytelling by Joseph Bruchac From Miss Heather at Butler and Lucas With the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, November is a great time to explore the history and culture of Native Americans. … Continue reading

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November Book Reviews, Part 1

Ugly Pie by Lisa Wheeler From Miss Heather at Butler and Lucas Lisa Wheeler offers us a delightful story of a bear with a craving for pie, and what better month could there be to read a story about a delicious … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Lois Ehlert!

(Leaf men made by a child @ MRCPL) Lois Ehlert is one of the most recognized and celebrated children’s illustrators.  Her use of collage as illustration is appealing to children and adults alike.  If you don’t believe us, just try … Continue reading

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Awash in Color – Learning Colors with Concept Books

We’ve covered great books to help your children learn their letters and numbers – but what about colors?  Just as important as the ABCs and 123s, knowing colors can help children navigate their world, and better learn to describe that … Continue reading

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November 2011 Featured Article

Build Your Own Library If you’ve thought about what you can do to encourage success in school, no doubt you know that daily reading is an important activity, especially at home.  While most children have countless books on hand at … Continue reading

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