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I knew I was in for something when I saw both Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen on the cover–two of the darkest-humored authors in children’s lit. I was half right; this is a dark book. (Ahem. Sorry.) It’s also a … Continue reading
The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater will bring a preview of the Cinderella to the Carnegie Library Children’s Department on Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 PM. They dance a version based on the one most of us know the best, first published … Continue reading
Tuesday afternoon was a time for celebrating the relaunch of My StoryMaker with magical stories, life-sized characters, and ,of course, cupcakes. My StoryMaker was named “One of the Best Websites for Teaching and Learning” by the American Association of School Librarians, … Continue reading
As our colleagues in Teensburgh remind us, the National Educators Association urges us to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2 by reading to a child. Dr. Seuss himself provides plenty of options: There are lots of other wacky books … Continue reading
A fitting read for a Monday morning. Humans aren’t the only creatures who need a nudge to get up in the morning, but when you’re Waking Dragons, it’s more like a heave.
Technology is getting younger every day; gadgets for many kids are a given, and books and literacy apps abound. But what happens when we’re too focused on a screen? In this clever interpretation of the most famous line in computer … Continue reading
A couple years ago, I got into the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. I spent most of a summer with the second book propped open, reading at night. The story was fairly gothic, set in rainy … Continue reading
“October was a beautiful month at Green Gables, when the birches in the hollow turned as golden as sunshine and the maples behind the orchard were royal crimson and the wild cherry trees along the lane put out the loveliest … Continue reading
The other day I walked into a used bookshop, just because I needed to be around the written word.
With summer winding down and school approaching, some kids are probably already thinking up excuses for not doing their homework. How’s this: “Aliens Ate My Homework!”