My Day, Monday: The Power of the Graphic Novel

Growing up I had an older brother (still do, actually) who did NOT like to read books. Picking up a book for fun was absolutely unimaginable for him. And then make it a book that was REQUIRED for school? Torture. But it doesn't mean he didn't read. His lifeline was comic books. He collected comic …

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Picture Book Weekends: Sit-In

It's Black History Month and I am fortunate that our local library is full of engaged, enthusiastic librarians who curate amazing collections. I wish I had taken a picture of their Black History Month display. I think my favorite part was the biography of Beyonce that was next to the biography of Maya Angelou. That …

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Picture Book Weekends: Star Stuff

This computer is out to get me. Seriously. I was without it for FIVE days because that's how long it now takes to put a battery into a Mac laptop. I won't rant about that topic anymore, but really? REALLY?  Anyway, I finally got my baby back last week. Last night I was about to …

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Take Action Tuesday: Environment

I got this book as a Christmas gift last year. I honestly didn't even know what the topic was when I picked up the book. I began reading and realized this one was hitting close to home. Jennifer Haigh's book "Heat and Light," takes place in a town called Bakerton which had been built on …

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Picture Book Weekend: 365 Penguins

The picture book is one of my favorite art forms. A good picture book has breath-taking text, the kind that you savor, word by word. Each and every word is carefully chosen and placed on the page. And the pictures. There are far too many picture book illustrations that I'd like to frame and put …

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