Category Archive: Picture Books

Summer Annoyances

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Summer is in full-swing! Temperatures are rising, watermelon is in season, and people are keeping cool at the pool. Now, I am normally a “glass half-full” kind of guy, but when we were… Continue reading

Back to School Angst

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Do you remember your very first day of school? The bus forgot to pick me up on my first day of kindergarten in the Baldwin-Woodville school district, and my mom had to drive… Continue reading

Books for Circus Fans

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I love just about all things circus related.  My family can’t drive through Wisconsin without stopping at the Circus World Museum in Baraboo  and The Ringling Circus Museum in Florida is on my… Continue reading

Let’s Celebrate National Bike Month!!

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Since a very young age, my daughter Holly has been an avid bike rider. Not to confuse the situation, but “bicycle” is probably a better choice of words. To celebrate National Bike Month… Continue reading

Just be yourself

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Just be yourself. We all have probably offered that bit of advice to the young people in our lives at some point. I know I have said it to my daughter. But sometimes… Continue reading

Little Critters Are Beautiful! (Well, Most of Them.)

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Little critters are fascinating…and beautiful, too.  Yes, they are!  When I first saw the mosaics of the wonderful artist Christopher Marley, I thought that he had painted his bugs before arranging them.  Real… Continue reading

Author Spotlight: Joyce Sidman

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This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend the Association of Writers & Writer’s Programs 2015 Conference where I was able to hear many different writers speak about their work. One of… Continue reading

Planting the Seeds : Gardening Books for PK-5

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I live in Minnesota, and most people up here are thinking about starting their gardens. Only thinking about it, mind you—it’s still only the first part of April. One year I remember being… Continue reading

Just for Fun…

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We get a lot of requests from librarians looking for high interest books that their students will love. I shared a few “just for fun” titles back in 2013, and it seemed like… Continue reading

Spring into books from other lands

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In the springtime, we know birds assist seeds to transplant new growth. Here is a reminder that a book can be a vehicle to travel to other lands, planting you into a beautiful… Continue reading