Monthly Archives: November 2012

Crafting with Kids — Sand Art

Sand is a great medium for crafting with kids.  You can do so many different things with it: dig in it for treasure or uncover rocks and fossils, sprinkle it over glue spread on paper, make patterns with different colors … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Marc Brown!

Today is Marc Brown‘s birthday! Best known for his Arthur the Aardvark series, Mr. Brown has made a career out of writing and illustrating children’s books. He grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art. It … Continue reading

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Book Review: Balloons Over Broadway

Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet From Miss Heather at Butler and Lucas Melissa Sweet treats readers to an inventive biographical tale of a creative young boy who grows up to … Continue reading

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Family Volunteer Day

Today is Family Volunteer Day!  So what does that mean for you and your family?  This time of year is perfect for showing children that giving can be as good as receiving.  Many communities have organizations which are in need … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — I Love My Family!

Thanksgiving is almost here–that means it’s time to start thinking about all the things we are thankful for, and family usually is pretty high up on the list for most of us.  This year, as you gather together, take a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Riding In My Car

Riding In My Car by Woody Guthrie From Miss Heather at Butler and Lucas The legendary Woodie Guthrie’s song lyrics are set with mixed media illustrations, movable book parts, pop-ups, and lift-the-flap facts in this eye catching story book, Riding … Continue reading

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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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