Monthly Archives: January 2013

Book Review: Turtle in Paradise

Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm From Miss Melia at Main In 1935, money is tight and mothers do what they have to do to make ends meet. For Turtle’s mother, that means sending her child away to live … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Jules Feiffer!

Today we celebrate the birthday of Jules Feiffer! This extraordinary author has not only written and illustrated numerous books for children, but he has also illustrated comics, written novels, plays and screenplays, and has garnered many awards for his body … Continue reading

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It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Take a moment today and reflect on one of the greatest Americans this country has ever known.  A man of humility and quiet dignity, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives on because of the … Continue reading

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Crafting With Kids — Snow Crafts

January in Ohio usually means snow. Even though the fluffy white stuff has melted away for now, there are plenty of crafts available to bring winter back to your home! First, who doesn’t like traditional paper snowflakes? These can be … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Black & White

The story time starter for this month is Black & White.  From zebras and skunks to penguins and pandas, this story time theme is great fun for children of all ages!  You can focus on animals that are both black … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bottle Houses

Bottle Houses: The Creative World of Grandma Prisbrey by Melissa Eskridge Slaymaker From Miss Melia at Main Have you ever heard of a bottle village? While it could represent many things, the bottle village in Bottle Houses: The Creative World … Continue reading

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New Year–New Books

Happy New Year!  We highlighted the best gift books and holiday books last month, and hopefully you got lots of new things to read for the new year!  But if you didn’t, you can come check out all the shiny … Continue reading

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