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Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. This week we are heavy on events, and lighter than usual on book lists. Major events in the children's book blogging world this week included: the...        Rel...
Book: The Year of Billy Miller Author: Kevin Henkes Pages: 240 Age Range: 7 - 10 I had intended to pick up a copy of The Year of Billy Miller for a while when it received a Newbery Honor. This...      ...
Last night, as we were trying to get her calmed down for bed, my daughter was playing with various dolls and stuffed animals. She picked up a baby doll, propped it up on top of the headboard, and said: "'I'm...        Related Stories
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Book: The Good-Pie Party Author: Liz Garton Scanlon Illustrator: Kady MacDonald Denton Pages: 32 Age Range: 5-8 The Good-Pie Party by Liz Garton Scanlon and Kady MacDonald Denton is about learning to say goodbye, with grace. Posy Peyton doesn't want...      ...
Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. There are a few extras, because I missed last week (computer woes). There is a ton of great stuff in the growing bookworms section, in particular....        Rel...
Book: Max Makes a Cake Author: Michelle Edwards Illustrator: Charles Santoso Pages: 32 Age Range: 3-8 Max Makes a Cake is a new picture book by Michelle Edwards and Charles Santoso. It's a gentle introduction to some of the customs...      ...
Today I will be sending out a new issue of the Growing Bookworms email newsletter. (If you would like to subscribe, you can find a sign-up form here.) The Growing Bookworms newsletter contains content from my blog focused on children's...       ...
Books: Keeper of the Lost Cities and Exile (Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 2) Author: Shannon Messenger Pages: 512 and 576 Age Range: 8-12 I don't recall whose recommendation inspired me to try this series, but I picked up...      ...
Book: The Shadow Throne (Ascendance Trilogy, Book 3) Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen Pages: 336 Age Range: 10-14 The Shadow Throne is the conclusion to Jennifer Nielsen's Ascendance Trilogy, after The False Prince and The Runaway King (links go to my...      ...
A post at the Nerdy Book Club this week really made me think. Priscilla Thomas, an 11th grade teacher, wrote about the repercussions of what she called "bookshaming". Thomas says: "To be clear, opinion and disagreement are important elements of...      ...