Category Archive: Primary (K-2)

Picture Books : Saying Good-bye to Friends

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My boys have been fortunate to have lived their entire childhood in the same house—gone to the same schools, had the same pediatrician. At 25 and 20 years old, they have had many… Continue reading

Do you miss manners?

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In my last post on food, I was please to see table manners addressed in Fizzy’s Lunch Lab: Super Supper Throwdown.  I rounded up a few other titles on the subject.   Mary… Continue reading

Foodie Bandwagon

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It seems being a foodie has gone mainstream.  With the increase of celebrity chefs and reality TV cooking shows, farmers markets and organics, food websites and blogs, (what’s the deal with taking pictures… Continue reading

We (Still) Love You, Yeh, Yeh, Yeh…the Beatles 50 Years On

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OK, I admit that I am a confirmed Beatlemaniac, which probably gives you a clue to my age.  However, greatness endures, and the Beatles have certainly established their place in the sweep of… Continue reading

What Would It Be like To Be An Animal?

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Have you ever imagined what it would be like to fly as a bird? Or swim in the oceans as a dolphin? I would be surprised if you haven’t, as each person likes… Continue reading

Picture Books : First Steps, Parties, & Getting Lost

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Usually I select books on a similar topic for my posts.  We gave a presentation last fall to Minnesota librarians and have shared on this blog many of the books we talked about… Continue reading

Tracey’s Favorite Picture Books of 2013

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I love picture books and find that this list is the most difficult to make, and this year was no different.  Take a look at my favorites, and if I missed one of… Continue reading

Book Review: Once Upon a Memory

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Once Upon a Memory by Nina Laden and Renata Liwska (ill.) December 2013. 9780316208161. Gr. Ps-2 I made my 2013 Top Ten list in the middle of December, and I posted it with… Continue reading

Graphic Novels for Younger Readers

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When I think about graphic novels, what comes to my mind first are the comic-book style graphic novels geared towards older students.  But, there are many fun, interesting, and educational titles for our… Continue reading

Mindy’s 2013 Top Ten

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This is the most difficult post I’ll write for Books in Bloom all year.  How do I narrow down the list of books I’ve loved this year to just a top ten?!  Last… Continue reading