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annielaural-lefaye's picture
Apr.14.2010
"'Beverly Cleary, writer of books for children, said, "Children want to do what the grownups do. Children should learn that reading is a pleasure, not just something that teachers make you do in school."'As a teacher retired after 40 years in the classroom, I agree entirely with...
robert-britt's picture
Apr.14.2010
Most people in the US have read the words of Dr. Seuss to their children and enjoyed the puns and made up words. But his books, especially later ones, also usually contained a message that hopefully got through to both the reader and the listener. How many people don’t have memories of Dr. Seuss...
b-lynn-goodwin's picture
Apr.14.2010
When I was in eighth grade and ninth grade, I used to sneak downstairs and pick up “The Long Winter,” my favorite book in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series. Over and over, I read about Laura bringing water to Pa, who was haying in the hot summer sunshine. Together they would...
sarah-olson's picture
Apr.14.2010
My daughter Helena is ten weeks old as of yesterday, and she is my first child. We had her baby shower a few weeks ago, instead of having it before she was born, because things were just too hectic in the months before her birth. We had recently moved into a new house and needed to unpack and...
karin-shah's picture
Apr.14.2010
Wow! My favorite children's book? How is it possble to pick one book? As a former School Library Media Specialtist, I can't pick just one, so even though it's cheating, here is a list fo some of my favorites. A list of *all* my favorites would take too long<g>. Young Adult The Harry Potter...
karen-devaney's picture
Apr.14.2010
     Perhaps it is a wee bit arrogant of me to say my own children stories are my favorite, but I'll risk the judgement and include them here in this blog.  The following are just a few of my manuscripts looking for a publishing house to call home.  Both of these stories delight in and count on the...
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Apr.14.2010
When I was a kid, we didn't have a TV. My dad acquired one for the household when I was around 12. Living in the countryside, before the era of high-speed internet in every home and the fabulous thing that are ebooks, I had few choices when I had finished my homework. I could go play in my room, go...
kate-faaborg's picture
Apr.14.2010
I first saw this book read on Captain Kangeroo and fell in love with it. I bought my kids a copy and now keep it. It is a wonderful story of Karma. :)
cynthia-mccloud's picture
Apr.14.2010
“It was in the summer of the year when the relatives came. They came up from Virginia. They left when their grapes were nearly purple enough to pick, but not quite.    “... They had an old station wagon that smelled like a real car, and in it they put an ice chest full of soda pop and some boxes of...
debbie-dunham's picture
Apr.14.2010
I love reading. In fact, reading is one of the distractions that gets in the way of my writing. When I have a free moment, I’m often torn between the need to write – creating the raw product, and my love of reading – consuming the finished product. As a little girl, I loved trips to the library. I...