Tag Archives: children’s books

Grandmother Dairy: “Snunch”

My eldest grandson wanted his own grandma day since his sister had one while he was in camp. I planned we’d hike at a county park and visit the nature center there. In the car, we listened to his favorite … Continue reading

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Madeline at 75

It’s a big birthday week. My mother’s 84th  a grandson’s 1st, and Britain’s Prince George also turning one. This year also marks the 75th birthday of a very special little girl, beloved worldwide: Madeline. Immortalized by author/illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans , … Continue reading

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Children’s Book: Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?

Where do Diggers Sleep at Night?  I mentioned I’d bought this book for my three- year-old truck -loving grandson to his mother, who replied, “Hmm I’ve always wondered that question.”  Brianna Caplan Sayres‘ charming debut picture book, first published in hardcover in … Continue reading

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New York Public Library: Why Children’s Books Matter

Children’s books are important. Any parent, teacher, librarian, children’s book author, and child can vouch for the role good literature plays in creating lifelong readers and shaping young lives. The exhibit The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter at … Continue reading

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Box up the Story Books? No Way!

What to do with the old picture books once beloved by now grown children? Donate? Recycle? Save? Reading Dwight Garner‘s reflections about how he boxed up the picture books that his now teenagers  cherished, I thought about the titles that engaged … Continue reading

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Fighting Bullies, Welcoming the Araboolies!

You wouldn’t have heard of Boolanoola unless you’ve read The Araboolies of Liberty Street. This is the rambunctious ball game that caused General Pinch, the mean bully and dictator of Liberty Street to call in the army. The story, a … Continue reading

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