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dashka-slater's picture
Nov.30.2012
  A while back, my pal Jim Averbeck and I got this idea to promote our books together. Book promotion is a lonely thing, and I was looking for company. It gets boring talking about your own book all the time, especially when you're not sure if anyone's listening. I figured, if Jim...
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Nov.02.2012
Proving his Grandpa Buck outbests all the other grandpas in Slumber Village becomes an exploration in pride and unconditional love for young Rowdy in Marta Cappa's THE BEST GRANDPA IN THE WORLD (ISBN 978-1452856629, 40 pages). Particularly when Rowdy's friend, Jinx, boasts that her grandfather was...
rebbecca-hill's picture
Oct.22.2012
There are many books in this genre that I will simply never get to, many will have slipped by, and new ones will be published at a rate that I cannot keep up with. I am most pleased when I find a storybook from my childhood that I had forgotten about until I come across the cover art in another...
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Oct.02.2012
I shared previously about the book that Anita Silvey edited, Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children’s book, and also shared a video of her discussing the book. Toward the end of the video, she shares a story from a conference that took place in Texas. An 11-year-old girl walked up to...
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Sep.26.2012
I love children’s books and lately amongst the various other reading that I am nibbling away at, I am also weaving in several children’s picture books and books about children’s books. One of the books I am currently reading is Everything I Need to Know I Learned from A Children’s Book: Life...
raissa-falgui's picture
Sep.10.2012
I watched two videos recently with my daughter. She is four and rarely watches TV--her own choice. Mostly she likes rewatching her old Elmo's World and Little Einsteins videos. She cried when she saw the tyrannosaurs in Land Before Time II. My husband reproached me for getting that movie for her,...
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May.24.2012
By Christy Tillery French, Midwest Book Review I especially find it hard to write reviews when the book is just extraordinary and I want to convey how much I like it. I always struggle to do so. I hope I have relayed this with this fabulous book. Joni-Pip lived a pampered life with her family in...
janet-sunderland's picture
May.18.2012
                I was in the car listening to NPR when I heard Maurice Sendak died. And at the news, my eyes stung and tears threatened. Not only for Mr. Sendak, I’d never known him except through his words, rather for...
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May.13.2012
  My manuscript is not good enough!  Woo hoo!  I got my first rejection letter.   Why am I excited?  @ProgNagger says it best: "Congratulations!  It means you are in the game." Plus, I was expecting this result.  I have learned enough in the 6 weeks since I...
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May.08.2012
Maurice Sendak has died. Adults are posting tributes and heaping praise on the talented author, but the real measure of his success was how many children cherished his books and characters. My own children enjoyed the cautionary tales, Pierre, I Don't Care, and No Fighting, No Biting...