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picture book and activity – The Carrot Seed

You know the picture book The Carrot Seed ? It’s a lovely little book with a fantastic message–to believe in yourself and keep going, even when others tell you something won’t work out. Over at No Time For Flash Cards, … Continue reading

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review of picture book The Bears We Know

The Bears We Know by Brenda Silsbe, illustrated by Vlasta van Kampen Annick Press (February 2009) ISBN-10: 1554511666; ISBN-13: 978-1554511662 Ages: 4-8 (and up) My rating: 4 out of 5 stars We have never seen the bears, but we know … Continue reading

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review of picture book A Friend by Anette Bley

Friends are so important–they can help bring comfort, laughter, understanding, and joy. I love finding books about friends that feel celebratory and affirming. A Friend by Anette Bley is all of that. A Friend by Anette Bley Kane/Miller (March 2009) … Continue reading

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strong girl video – Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman

This is a beautiful video written and spoken by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Charles Vess. It’s like a wish for girls–that they find their own truth and strength. it’s such a positive, strong message for girls written and spoken in … Continue reading

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review of picture book How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham

How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham Candlewick (Aug 2008) ISBN-10: 0763639036, ISBN-13: 978-0763639037 Ages: 4-8 (and up) My rating: 5 out of 5 stars High above the city, no one heard the s oft thud of feathers … Continue reading

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review of picture book Katie Loves the Kittens by John Himmelman

Katie Loves the Kittens by John Himmelman Henry Holt and Co. (September 2008) ISBN-10: 080508682X, ISBN-13: 978-0805086829 Ages: 4-8 (and up) My rating: 5 out of 5 stars Katie loved those kittens so much. As soon as she saw them, … Continue reading

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review of picture book Scaredy Squirrel at Night by Melanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel at Night by Melanie Watt Kids Can Press (March 2009) ISBN-10: 1554532884, ISBN-13: 978-1554532889 Ages 4-8 and up. My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Scaredy Squirrel never sleeps. He’d rather stay awake than risk having a bad … Continue reading

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review of picture book Spuds by Karen Hesse, illustrated by Wendy Watson

Spuds by Karen Hesse, illustrated by Wendy Watson Scholastic (Sept 2008) ISBN-10: 0439879930, ISBN-13: 978-0439879934 Ages 4-8 My rating: 4 out of 5 stars The night me and Maybelle and Eddie harvested potatoes, Ma was workin’ the night shift. Our … Continue reading

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review of picture book Chicken, Pig, Cow by Ruth Ohi

Chicken, Pig, Cow is a warm, sweet story with great humor that captures a child’s imagination. Chicken, Pig, Cow by Ruth Ohi Annick Press (September 2008) ISBN-10: 1554511569, ISBN-13: 978-1554511563 My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Chicken, Pig, and … Continue reading

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review of picture book Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley

I love books that make me feel good while entertaining me–and this book does that and more. Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley by Aaron Blabey Front Street/Boyds Mills Press (September 2008) ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-596-6 Ages: 4-8 (and up) My rating: 5 … Continue reading

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