Tag Archive: Candlewick

Another’s Point of View: A Guest Post by Michael Rosen

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The latest post in our series of author guest posts will appeal to dog lovers, poetry lovers, or anyone curious about where stories come from. In this post, Michael Rosen shares how his… Continue reading

More Picture Books to Make You Look Closely

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Once again I can’t help but be charmed by picture books that make readers look closely at the illustrations to get the full story. Last fall I shared Sam and Dave Dig a… Continue reading

The Perfect Nest Giveaway — Contest Closed

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We hope you enjoyed the behind the scenes look at farm life and The Perfect Nest in Catherine Friend’s post yesterday. Today we are excited to share that we have 4 copies of… Continue reading

The Animals Behind The Perfect Nest: A Guest Post by Catherine Friend

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The Perfect Nest is a fun read-aloud that will liven up any storytime session whether it’s with a group of kids in a classroom or library or as a one-one-one reading choice at… Continue reading

The Thrill of Being an Author: A Guest Post by Matt Tavares

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We are very excited to share this heartwarming story from Matt Tavares in the second installment of the author/illustrator guest post series on Books in Bloom.  We think you’ll really like this one!… Continue reading

ITEM 2015: Historical Fiction & Graphic Novels

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Four days from now, at the ITEM Conference in St. Cloud, MN, a number of our Mackin Librarians will present top titles for school libraries across multiple interest levels and genres.  My two… Continue reading

New Graphic Novels in August

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I have always loved reading graphic novels. I grew up reading superhero comics from Marvel and manga in high school and have since moved on to reading all the graphic novels that come… 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

Promising Bloom: The Princess in Black

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The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale; illustrated by LeUyen Pham. 9780763665104. October 2014. Gr. K-3 What a week! We don’t post Promising Blooms very often since we like to… Continue reading

How does your Garden Grow?

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When my kids were younger I tried every trick in the book to get them to eat their vegetables. One of my strategies was to give them each a garden plot in which… Continue reading