The Big Game

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In January of 1967, the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in the first ever AFL-NFL championship game.  There were no celebrities in attendance, no week-long events leading up to… Continue reading

Anna’s Favorite Reads of 2014

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I wanted to share a few of my favorite reads from 2014. I pretty much only have one type of book I really like to read, unless a superb book in another genre comes… Continue reading

Knitting Books for Kids

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So far this winter, all I’ve been doing is hibernating. Minnesota winter can be terribly long if you don’t get outside and enjoy it. Normally by now I would have several miles of… Continue reading

Eccentric Characters in Nonfiction

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January is a good time to reflect on the past year, and as I reflect upon my past year in reading, it is interesting to see what kinds of books I was drawn… Continue reading

Let’s Talk Caldecott

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It’s always fun to speculate, and this year there are some great contenders. As we start counting down the days until the big announcement, I have to admit, I have Caldecott on the… Continue reading

Tracey’s Favorite Fiction of 2014

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Finally, here are my 2014 fiction favorites, the most difficult list of all. I am so impressed with people who can narrow their favorites down to ten…or even a dozen. I’ve actually given… Continue reading

Tracey’s Favorite Nonfiction of 2014

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On to my favorite nonfiction titles from 2014! Though I read a lot of nonfiction, from picture books to adult, there are many still on my TBR list. This year I added a… Continue reading

Preparing for Black History Month, 2015

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Black History Month is celebrated every February. The books below, some of the best published in 2014 and 2015, will help your students to understand the passions in the fight for rights and… Continue reading

Tracey’s Favorite Picture Books of 2014 : A Baker’s Dozen

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It’s that time again—the posting of the yearly favorites from last year. I’m actually a bit late this year, but choosing my favorites is one of the most difficult jobs I have. Today… Continue reading

The New “King”

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A number of years ago while browsing around a bookstore, I stumbled upon this novel: The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King (9780671042851. 2000. Gr. 11-Adult).  It is the story of… Continue reading