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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: Olivia

Posted about 29 days ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with animals - fiction, early literacy, humorous books for kids, picture books, reading, reading recommendations, ready to read, self-confidence, stories and words

Children can easily see themselves in Olivia the pig, who is always involved in a whirlwind of activity and has unrestrained confidence in herself.

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Two Librarians, Too Many Books: Summer Reads

Posted 3 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Movies and Music, Mysteries and Thrillers, Nonfiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with books to read, Fantasy Fiction, Horror Fiction, nonfiction books, Psychological Fiction, Readers' Advisory, reading recommendations, Summer Reads and suspense

We're back! This time, we're obsessing over what we consider the best "summer reads" around. Read on for our lightly-edited-for-clarity conversation about what titles we think you should plop down on a beach with or stay safely-contained within your air-conditioned home with. We don't judge.

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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: The Monster at the End of This Book

Posted 5 months ago by Eric P

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry | Tagged with early literacy, eMedia, funny books for children, humorous stories for kids, picture books, reading recommendations, ready to read and Sesame Street

This picture book has enough literary self-consciousness and existential dread to keep a whole room of graduate students busy for a month.

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