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By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire February is Black History Month.  We also just celebrated Chinese New Year, ringing in the Year of the Rabbit.  Women’s History Month is coming up as well.  Seems to me a good time for some historical fiction! If you are anything like me, you might not hate learning about history, but click to continue...

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More Award Winning Childrens Books

By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire Ah, in the dead of winter, it is the time when academies of all kinds decide to hand out their top prizes.  The Grammys, the Golden Globes, the Academy Awards, the Newbery and Caldecott…. Wait!  What were those last two?  Well, probably the only ones that you, as parents, might actually click to continue...

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Butt Book Samples

At Dad Does we like to think we are in the loop when it comes to all things having to do with Dads, Moms and kids.  Recently we were hearing some good buzz from the mom blogs and dad blogs about a funny new kids book called The Butt Book.  So, there is the cover click to continue...

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No Batteries Required Part 2

By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire We have talked about the the hottest toys for the holidays, and in Part 1 of this series we focused on picture books and beginning readers, but now we’ll talk about books for older kids and teens, including graphic novels. While some of these are widely considered to be the best click to continue...

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Batteries Not Required

By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire We have just finished with the reviews of the hottest toys for the holidays, but how about giving a lasting addition to your child’s life: literacy! Yep, I know, a lofty goal.  However, did you know that if your child enters kindergarten without basic print literacy, for example,  knowing the alphabet click to continue...

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What to Read After Harry Potter?

By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire So I must admit that when I first read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, I wasn’t all that impressed.  I thought it was a very likeable, inventive story, but not what I’d call great literature for kids.  But now, 13 years later and on the eve of the 7th film click to continue...

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Halloween Books - Spooky Books

By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire Halloween is upon us again, and I must admit, I love this holiday.  Many of us probably know of its pagan roots and that having bonfires and dressing up was to blend in with the dead who were coming back to walk among us.  Then the Romans came along with their click to continue...

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Diary of A Wimpy Kid

By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire Dan here - please welcome Noelle - she is, dare I say it, a Mom!  This is her first of what we hope will be many posts here, because unlike me, she actually knows what she is talking about!  Back to Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire... Do you have the Wimpy Kid blues?  click to continue...

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