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Thank You, Moon
Thank You, Moon
Night is my favorite time of day, so I was entranced by this book about the many ways in which moon­light affects ani­mal behav­ior … includ­ing humans. 
Little Lulu
Lit­tle Lulu Gave Me Fairy Tales
Many chil­dren were once intro­duced to fairy tales by Andrew Lang’s books or the com­plete sto­ries of Grimm or Ander­son. Yet I was steeped in fairy tales through Lit­tle Lulu com­ic books.
Sarah Nelson revision
To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme
If you’ve ever dipped a toe into the children’s book pub­lish­ing world, you’ve prob­a­bly heard cau­tion­ary tales about writ­ing in rhyme. In short, most insid­ers say, “Please don’t rhyme.”
Mark Ceilley
Mark Ceil­ley
Writ­ing this book was a won­der­ful expe­ri­ence for me. I am proud to be a part of writ­ing a book that incor­po­rates themes of friend­ship, kind­ness, coöper­a­tion, and build­ing self-confidence.
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
Scary Sto­ries
Accord­ing to mul­ti­ple sources, being scared and over­com­ing our fear is good for us, and this is espe­cial­ly true when read­ing or lis­ten­ing to scary stories.
I Talk Like a River
Find­ing Peace in Our Bodies
When we build peace with kids, it helps to be explic­it about our bod­ies as tools for peace. We can mod­el, teach, and prac­tice embod­i­ment tools with kids that sup­port a peace­ful and reg­u­lat­ed ner­vous sys­tem, so they are capa­ble of being brave and kind.
Granny Rex
Granny Rex
Kur­tis Scalet­ta is an expe­ri­enced writer of mid­dle grade and chap­ter books. Now his first pic­ture book is out and we’re curi­ous about his expe­ri­ence of writ­ing in this format. 
When the Babies Came to Stay Christine McDonnell
Library Love
Libraries! We want to look at books about these mag­i­cal places, por­tals to our world, our selves, and oth­er worlds and selves we might become.
Lily Leads the Way
Sto­ry­time Planning!
It’s that time of year — new sched­ules and plan­ning, new note­books and books, new activ­i­ties, and pri­or­i­ties … and a new storytime!
A Walk in the Woods by Nikki Grimes Jerry Pinkney Brian Pinkney
Men­tal Health: Sev­er­al Lists
Ann Jacobus and Nan­cy Bo Flood have con­tributed sev­er­al lists for PreK-Grade 8 in which men­tal health is a part of the story.
See the Ghost: Three Stories about Things You Cannot See
See the Author / See the Illustrator
Once in a while, a duo cre­ates sev­er­al books togeth­er and they get to know one anoth­er. We’re curi­ous about how that works. Meet David LaRochelle, author, and Mike Wohnout­ka, illus­tra­tor, of six books togeth­er (so far).
Follow the Flyway
Mar­veling about Migration
Fly­ways? Up until this moment, I con­fess I had a rel­a­tive­ly ele­men­tary-school-like under­stand­ing of how and why birds migrate. Join me in learn­ing more.
More More More Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams
Books for Baby Gifts
Books are a won­der­ful way to encour­age fam­i­lies to start the read-aloud habit ear­ly and often. Here are sug­ges­tions from peo­ple who work with chil­dren, fam­i­lies, and books.

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