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Librarian’s Corner Guest Post: Megan Fink’s Summer Reading Picks

May 1, 2016

It’s a pleasure to welcome Megan Fink back to ReaderKidZ with more terrific reading picks. Younger Readers The Princess and the Giant by Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton (978-0763680077) A charming fairy tale retold for today’s young girls a la Jack and the Beanstalk but with a new twist on friendship saving the day. Sophie is […]

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A Mix of Concrete Poems

April 24, 2016

WET CEMENT: A Mix of Concrete Poems by Bob Raczka Bob Raczka seems the kind of poet and artist who loves taking the phrase “playing with words” and turning it on its head. In his newest, WET CEMENT, he writes: I like to think of poems as word paintings. A poet uses words like colors […]

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National Poetry Month

April 17, 2016

  We’re already well into National Poetry Month, a world-wide celebration of all things poetry! Established by the Academy of American Poets in April of 1996, this annual celebration sets aside a small part of each year to remind us all –  students, teachers, librarians, booksellers, readers, and writers from all around the globe – of […]

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Want to be a monster illustrator? Then read this! I Want a Monster

April 10, 2016

  I was very lucky to meet the author and illustrator of I WANT A MONSTER, Elise Gravel.  Elise is very funny and loves all the monsters in her baby monster book. She is the perfect person to adopt many monster babies.  I think you will enjoy reading her answers to my questions: Nancy Bo […]

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I WANT A MONSTER

April 6, 2016

I WANT A MONSTER is a hilarious picture book written and illustrated by  Elise Gravel Wonderfully quirky, hilarious, unusual, imaginative, exactly what a four-year old loves – but watch out, once you read this book, that four-year old will say, “Again!” Maybe not every parent wants a baby monster, but every child will enjoy reading […]

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Storytime Singalong with Emily Arrow

April 3, 2016

Songs have many of the same attributes as picture books – rhythm, repetition, rhyme. Like picture books, they’re written to be sang (read) and performed (shared aloud). Which is one of the reasons that Emily Arrow’s new CD of Kid-lit tunes is such a treat. A collection of picture book-inspired and kid-friendly songs, Storytime Singalong […]

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Adventure, family, heroes, time-travel: THE LOST CELT

March 31, 2016

THE LOST CELT written by A.E. Conran, Gosling Press, 2016,  is a treasure of an adventure story with heart, perfect for a middle-grade reader who also loves video games. “The best kind of children’s adventure story …. Not to be missed.” Katherine Applegate, Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal THE LOST CELT is a page-turner […]

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