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Friday Funday! Envelope Illustrations from Children's Book Author/Illustrators

Children's Book publisher Klaus Flugge, of Andersen Press, has collected almost 100 decorated letters from children's illustrators. The Guardian has compiled some of them here, with Flugge's own commentary.  Included are David McKee, Tony Ross, Emma Chichester-Clark, and Satoshi Kitamura, among others.

Friday Funday! The Tragedy of Perfection (aka Kids are so cute!)

Post by Lisa C.
This is just a reminder about how adorable kids really are and how you don’t have to be perfect at everything you do. Enjoy this little ballerina strive for perfection. (via Readertotz)

Friday Funday! Celebrate Flannel Friday!

A Colorado librarian named Melissa (a blogger here, too) had a great idea a few weeks ago: Why not start posting flannelboard ideas on her blog every friday and call it "Flannel Friday?" She posted her idea on twitter and soon 4 other librarians decided to join in. Now we are several weeks in, and there are lots of Flannel Friday posts for you to mine for great storytime ideas! The blogs are:

Friday Funday! "Little Magic Stories" Interactive Storytelling

Via holographs, an Xbox Kinect, and various other kinds of software, Chris O'Shea has created an amazing way to get children excited about storytelling!

Friday Funday: Does Shaking Your Sillies Out Really Work?

Post by Lisa C.

Katie Couric investigatives if it is really possible to “shake your sillies out”  This is an important matter that we all need to pay attention to. Watch the video to learn the outcome of her investigation.

Friday Funday! The Mr. Men Show

Remeber the Mr. Men and Little Miss book series? Originally published in 1971, they were a staple of many of our childhoods. Now, the characters are most frequently seen on t-shirts! But check this out - they have (or had) a show, too! In this episode, Mr. Grumpy has Mr. Scatterbrain and Miss Whoops come help in his garden - to predictably disastrous results:

Friday Funday! Meet Emily Gravett, author of Monkey and Me!

Via Reading Rockets comes a video of author Emily Gravett, talking about her delightful (and popular) picture books, including Monkey and Me, which she calls a "shouting book!"

Friday Funday: Oh, the places you'll READ! Celebrate Seuss!

"The more things that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut

Friday Funday! Anita Silvey's Children's Book-A-Day Almanac

Discover a new book every day with Anita Silvey's new venture, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac. With an extensive book review (including a short passage), and a smattering of other related events and activities, you'll want to check in with the Almanac every day! I'm bookmarking it now...


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