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Children’s December Reads: Stinky chores go away!

Jingle Bells, Homework Smells by Diane De Groat (age range: 4-8) Christmas time is near and Gilbert can’t wait! In Jingle Bells, Homework Smells, the main character, Gilbert, is given a homework assignment over the weekend but he can’t seem to focus … Continue reading

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Book Review: Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey, by Herman Parish

It is Thanksgiving week, and what better time to re-visit a classic character from American children’s literature.  Twenty years ago, author Herman Parish skillfully took over the writing of children’s books based upon his Aunt Peggy Parish’s original character Amelia Bedelia … Continue reading

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Book Review: Turkey Bowl by Phil Bildner

Phil Bildner has created a wonderful story that encapsulates an American tradition – Football and Thanksgiving. The family in this picturebook has put their own twist on this tradition.  The children look forward in anticipation to the usual rowdy game of … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Did you know that Ireland is often called the Emerald Isle – not because the gemstones are found there but because the abundance of green vegetation? You can find out even more about Ireland by exploring our guidebook collection or … Continue reading

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Laissez les bons temps rouler – it’s Mardi Gras!

Today is Mardi Gras, which translates from French to mean Fat Tuesday. (‘Laissez les bons temps rouler’ translates to ‘Let the Good Times Roll, in case you were wondering.) You can learn more about the holiday (and the celebrations surrounding … Continue reading

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