Monthly Archives: April 2014

Does the library have any resources to help me plan lessons and activities that will build early literacy skills for young children?

The library has a lot to offer on the subject of early literacy skills. If you are looking for books full of ideas, the Children’s Literature Resource Collection at the Children’s Center is a great place to start! The Children’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: I am Abraham Lincoln by Brad Meltzer

I am Abraham Lincoln is the second book in Brad Meltzer’s new children’s series, Ordinary People Change the World.  The first book is I am Amelia Earhart.  These books were published in January 2014. Readers may recognize Meltzer from his suspense … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Am Abraham: A Novel of Lincoln and the Civil War by Jerome Charyn

Abraham Lincoln has been a subject of study for me over the last 7-8 years in both fictional and nonfictional accounts.  What a thrill for me that one of my favorite living authors, Jerome Charyn, took up the subject in … Continue reading

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I recently heard the poem “The Parable of Immortality.” In searching the Internet, I found it attributed to Henry Van Dyke, Bishop Charles Henry Brent and even Victor Hugo! I’m confused. Who wrote it?

This question illustrates one of the pitfalls of “public access information.”  While the Internet has brought vast knowledge to one’s fingertips, some of it is erroneous, and much of it is not sourced. For example, the quotation “Some men see … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Grimm Tales for Young and Old by: Philip Pullman; read by: Samuel West

Like most of my generation, my idea of fairy tales comes directly from the imagination of Walt Disney.  Beautiful princesses must overcome the obstacles brought upon them by wicked villains.  In the end, they are rescued by a handsome prince … Continue reading

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