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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.
The Encyclopedia of Writing and Illustrating Children's Books
Start­ing Over … Sort Of
This year — after more than 40 years as a full­time writer of books for chil­dren — I feel the need to start over. What went wrong in my career? It’s a long list, I’m afraid
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).
Animals of the Bible
Bible Sto­ries
This month, we look at Bible sto­ries which have been award­ed recog­ni­tion by the Calde­cott com­mit­tees, begin­ning in 1938.
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.
Meow The Truth about Cats
Meow! The Truth about Cats
I believe this book con­tains every­thing we’ve ever want­ed to know about cats, as well as things I did­n’t know we want­ed to know. And the visu­als! Wow.

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