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Librarian’s Corner: Guest Frances Lee Hall Chats With Good Crooks Series Author Mary Amato

March 25, 2015

What’s the Hold Up? The Good, the Bad, and the Stinky We all know a life of crime doesn’t pay. But it sure can be funny! What happens when parents-gone-bad try to raise twins-gone-good? You get family heists and zany adventures, that’s what. We’re thrilled to welcome poet, playwright, and songwriter Mary Amato, author of […]

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The Dino Sports Series by Lisa Wheeler

March 22, 2015

Lisa Wheeler’s Dino Sports Series (published by Carolrhoda Books) is as action-packed as they come. Illustrator Barry Gott captures the play-by-play drama perfectly with his aerial shots, bench scenes, and officials straining to keep the games under control. Be it wrestling or soccer, hockey or football, basketball, baseball, and now skateboarding – any sports-loving kid […]

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Tales from Deckawoo Drive

March 19, 2015

LEROY NINKER SADDLES UP  is a brand new series by Kate DiCamillo – a spin-off of the very popular and New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson books. In this first book in the series, Leroy Ninker has everything a cowboy could want – a hat, lasso, and boots. What he doesn’t have… what he needs most of all […]

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Librarian’s Corner: Guest Librarian Katie Fitzgerald on Vintage Children’s Series

March 15, 2015

Some children’s books never go out of style. These vintage series are sure to appeal to contemporary upper elementary readers as much as they did to their parents and grandparents. Swallows & Amazons by Arthur Ransome Set in England’s Lake District, this twelve-volume series published between 1930 and 1947 follows the adventures of John, Susan, […]

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Doing research has never been more fun!

March 11, 2015

In the Fact Tracker series by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, there’s a non-fiction companion book for each of the books in the original Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne – a series that has been delighting young readers (and their parents and teachers) for years. The Magic Tree House books […]

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Princess Posey, First Grader

March 8, 2015

Since Princess Posey’s debut in PRINCESS POSEY and the FIRST GRADE PARADE, I’ve been in love with this series. I’ve happily read the books aloud and shared them with many classes of students who feel as I do. Posey, with her sweet, but fiercely honest and earnest nature, feels like one of us. Her problems at school […]

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Sheep Go to Sleep by Nancy Shaw

March 4, 2015

Oh, happy day! Author Nancy Shaw and illustrator Margot Apple have collaborated once again to create another splendid book in their highly acclaimed Sheep in a Jeep series – Sheep Go to Sleep (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015). Sheep Go to Sleep is a charming story about a dutiful sheepdog’s struggle to herd those silly sheep […]

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