The Draft, Round TWO

I’m not a sports fan. It’s just not my thing. Whenever people have a conversation that involves sportzing, I get this glazed look on my face and begin to plan my method of escape. But when co-bloggers Karen and Diane discussed creating a “Best Picture Books Draft,” series of blogs, I decided I could get…

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A Very Hungry Birthday

The classic story, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, was published 50 years ago! That little critter deserves to eat through 50 cupcakes in celebration. Eric Carle, who is now 89 years old, originally titled the book A Week With Willi Worm before he ended up going with the caterpillar and butterfly theme we…

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“Dino-mite” Birthdays!

  While looking up author birthdays recently, I made a discovery! Mark Teague, the children’s book illustrator, had a birthday yesterday on February 10th. Jane Yolen, the prolific children’s book author, has her birthday today on February 11th. Mark and Jane collaborated on the well-known dinosaur series of picture books. So let’s celebrate their collective…

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Ho! Ho! Ho! First Friday Giveaway!

Do you know the Christmas song, “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas?” The singer proclaims that only a hippopotamus will do—not a crocodile or rhinoceros. Well, I couldn’t find a hippo, but I did find an adorable rhino decked out in a winter scarf that I’m pretty sure will do for this month’s First Friday…

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