Tag Archives: celebrating literature

Give the Gift of Reading!

It’s December! Time for family get-togethers, good food, cookies, decorations, and everything else that makes the holiday season special–including shopping! Before you head out to scout the malls and department stores for gift ideas, check out our Give the Gift … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Lois Lowry!

Today is author Lois Lowry‘s birthday! Possibly best known for her Newbery Award winning titles The Giver and Number the Stars, Ms. Lowry was born 76 years ago today in Hawaii. She wanted to write from an early age–writing is … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder!

We celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder‘s birthday today! Born on February 7, 1867, in Pepin, Wisconsin, Mrs. Wilder is well-known for penning the Little House series, which describes her life growing up on the American prairie. Even though Mrs. Wilder wrote … 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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Book Review: Waiting for the Biblioburro

Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown From Miss Jacqui at Lexington Waiting for the Biblioburro begins as a story about a young girl named Ana who lives in a remote village in Columbia.  Ana loves cuentos (stories) and she … Continue reading

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May 2012 Featured Article

Celebrate Children’s Book Week May 7 – 13, 2012  Children’s Book Week is a lot of things – a celebration of literature for children and teens, a nationwide reading and literacy initiative, and most importantly, a huge campaign to draw … Continue reading

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El día de los niños/El día de los libros

(Children’s Day/Book Day) April 30th marks the 15th year of a celebration known as “El día de los niños/El día de los libros,” or “Día” for short.  Día emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Kate DiCamillo!

(Please go here if the video does not load)   Happy Birthday, Kate DiCamillo! Kate DiCamillo’s birthday is today!  Kate is a Newbery – award winning author whose first published work, Because of Winn-Dixie, has become a childhood and classroom … Continue reading

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We Love Book Trailers!

You know how movies have trailers – those one to three minute clips that movie production companies put together to get you excited for the full – length feature?  Personally, I love movie trailers, even if the trailer winds up … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight (and a Happy Birthday!): Judy Blume

Not only do we get to feature a very famous and loved children’s author in this post, but we also get to wish her a very Happy Birthday!  Judy Blume, a name well – known in children’s and YA literature, … Continue reading

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