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Children’s Books for Presidents’ Day

Contrary to what many elementary school children think, we don’t celebrate President’s Day just so we can have four consecutive days off of school in the winter, although that is an added bonus for some. We celebrate this holiday to honor our nation’s past presidents. The term Presidents’ Day is the name commonly used for… Continue reading Children’s Books for Presidents’ Day

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Best Children’s Books for Valentine’s Day

This post by Melissa Taylor is reblogged from Imagination Soup. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get special children’s books to give and read. From sweet to silly to yes, even gross, find the best kids’ books for the holiday. I’ve divided the books into board books for babies… Continue reading Best Children’s Books for Valentine’s Day

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Q&A With Author Lisa Mullan

Please welcome Lisa Mullan–UK scientist, teacher, and children’s book author of two exciting educational series about the science of DNA. Q. Hi Lisa! Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. Hello, Shana, and thanks for inviting me today. I have a PhD in biochemistry and have spent most of my… Continue reading Q&A With Author Lisa Mullan

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Holiday Books: The King of Christmas

Today I’d like to introduce you to one of the books in the fantasy Unicorn Daze series called The King of Christmas, by author Laura Hesse. When a visit by the three little pigs the day before lift-off leaves the Reindeer with the Swine Flu, it is up to Jessie and Gus to convince Gus’… Continue reading Holiday Books: The King of Christmas

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HOLIDAY BOOKS Yule Be Sorry: An Unconventional Christmas Tale

Today in my holiday books roundup I’m featuring a middle grade book by British author Clare Allison. Yule Be Sorry: An Unconventional Christmas Tale is for children ages nine and over. It fuses a heart-warming story with adventure, villains and even a topical political undertone, all while remaining festive for the December holidays. Santa has… Continue reading HOLIDAY BOOKS Yule Be Sorry: An Unconventional Christmas Tale

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New Release!

I am thrilled to announce that my Christmas-themed book is finally available! Rosco the Rascal and the Holiday Lights James’ and Mandy’s neighborhood has taken first place in the holiday lights Best Block contest. But will Rosco’s attempts to help, wreak havoc and wreck Opening Night? And will Mandy’s insistence on working independently be her… Continue reading New Release!

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Q&A With Author Margaret Welwood

Please welcome Canadian picture book author Margaret Welwood to Rosco’s Reading Room. Q. Hi Margaret and thanks for stopping by today. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books. A. “When God closes a door, He opens a window,” said a friend when I was laid off from my delightful, fulfilling career… Continue reading Q&A With Author Margaret Welwood

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My Meeting With Henry Chimpman

Today I’ve got a first for Rosco’s Reading Room and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you: video. It’s a video in which my guest blogger, author and illustrator Nathaniel Gold, discusses and illustrates on screen, the story behind his series, The Diary of Henry Chimpman. Hit Play on the video below… Continue reading My Meeting With Henry Chimpman