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CREEK FINDING: A TRUE STORY (about buried treasure)

April 9, 2017

  Who doesn’t want to read a good book about buried treasure? This marvelous picture book, CREEK FINDING: A TRUE STORY, written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by Claudia McGehee is about a different kind of treasure. Not gold. Not jewels. This treasure is a disappeared creek. How can a creek disappear? Even more mysterious, how […]

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FEATHERS FOR PEACOCK, a tale of caring and generosity

April 2, 2017

FEATHERS FOR PEACOCK Friendship and caring is the heart of this picture book, FEATHERS FOR PEACOCK. Jacqueline Jules has created a pourquois tale in the engaging folklore style of “ long ago, when the world was new, Peacock did not have the beautiful feathers he has now. Peacock was naked.” All the birds were naked! […]

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STRANGE FRUIT, BILLIE HOLIDAY and the POWER of a PROTEST SONG

March 27, 2017

Here is a WOW picture story book and so timely:  STRANGE FRUIT, BILLIE HOLIDAY AND THE POWER OF A PROTEST SONG a book for all ages written by Gary Golio and illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb. What a woman, Billie Holiday. And now, what a book about Billie and the song she dared to sing about […]

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THE ROCK MAIDEN, a Chinese Tale of Love and Loyalty

March 13, 2017

What is loyalty? When you are someone’s friend, what does it mean to be a true and LOYAL friend? THE ROCK MAIDEN, a Chinese Tale of Love and Loyalty, shows us the power of true love and loyalty. In this re-telling of the legend about Amah Rock – a fifty-foot granite formation found in the Sha […]

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WE Have a Cybil’s POETRY Winner!!!

February 15, 2017
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MISSING NIMAMA – when a child grieves for a parent

January 29, 2017

This picture book by Melanie Florence and illustrated by Francois Thisdale tells the story of Kateri, a young Cree girl who is motherless and being raised by her grandmother, Nohkom. Kateri’s story is based on the stories of the missing indigenous women of the U.S. and Canada. Told in alternating voices, the absent mother follows […]

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THE SOUND OF ALL THINGS

January 18, 2017

Your parents are deaf but you can hear. In this picture book, THE SOUND OF ALL THINGS by Myron Ulberg, a hearing son describes to his father through sign language all the noise and music that surround them as they enjoy the sights of the amusement park, Coney Island. But how do you explain the […]

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