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June 28, 2017


Monday morning I heard the music in the Hilton’s elevator and it was then that I realized the stress was beginning to dissipate. That evening, I slept through most of the train ride home yet, I was wiped out on Tuesday. ALA is overwhelming. If you’ve never been, understand that this annual conference of librarians […]

Father’s Day Readings

June 18, 2017

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I thought this Father’s Day would be a nice  time to ask some of the men involved in the world of children’s literature to recommend books to fathers, particularly new fathers. I didn’t ask any of them if they are fathers themselves. I think their careers indicate a devotion to young people and makes them […]

Happy 100th Birthday, Ms. Gwendolyn Brooks

June 15, 2017

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June 14, 2017


Wait! Before you read this post, listen to this Hidden Brain podcast. I’ve been thinking a lot about the visual representations in picture books lately. I think this began for me with Dr. Leslie Bow’s presentation,” Race as Species: Animals and other Asian Americans in Multicultural Children’s Literature” and it was really brought home […]


June 4, 2017


As promised, Little Brown Kids has changed the image for Lemony Snickett’s Bad Mood and the Stick.  I like this representation so much better because our moods are a part of us, as indicated by similar color schemes.   I’d really like to get copies of the old and new F&Gs for teaching purposes. Pre-service […]