Tag Archives: children’s authors

Author Spotlight — Byron Barton

We’re still going strong with our 2013 Summer Library Program (SLP) as we “Dig Into Reading,” so this month we are going to spotlight an author/illustrator with books that fit perfectly with the theme. There are a great number of … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Girls

American Girls series From Miss Sarah at Bellville I spent most of the 1990’s in elementary school and middle school.  When I reflect upon the books that I read during that time, I remember one series that really stands out.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm

Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm by Megan McDonald From Miss Sarah at Bellville The eleventh and latest book from the Judy Moody Series is Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm by Megan McDonald.  Judy Moody is an eccentric … Continue reading

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Book Review: The World’s Greatest Elephant

The World’s Greatest Elephant by Ralph Helfer From Miss Jennie at Ontario Branch This is one of my favorite non-fiction books.  It is a touching story, beautifully illustrated, of a boy and an elephant and an amazing friendship that lasted … Continue reading

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Ready for Children’s Book Week?

We don’t really need an official day or week or month to celebrate books, because around here, we LOVE books!  This week is Children’s Book Week, so we’ve come up with some great ideas for you and your family to … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Five Senses

When it comes to early literacy and learning, we think of colors, shapes, letters, numbers, and… our five senses!  Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and feeling all help young ones learn about the world around them.  And it makes a great … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lulu and the Brontosaurus

Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Lane Smith From Miss Terry at Main Lulu, a small girl who is a giant pain, is used to getting whatever she wants and lots of it. When her parents tell … 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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Book Review: My First Day

My First Day by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page From Miss Deborah at Main What did you do on the day you were born?  You probably just slept, cried, and drank some milk.  My First Day shows what animals can … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Castle in the Attic

The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop From Miss Sheri at Plymouth and Crestview Can you imagine saying good-bye to a friend who is moving that you have known your whole life?  Would it be easier if that friend … Continue reading

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