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Laura Renauld
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Tackling Big Topics with Kids - Refugees
Refugees. We hear this word everyday on the news. If your kids are asking questions about what it means to be a refugee, and even if they're not, these two books are gems.  Empathy for the world's displaced and searching peoples begins at home. Build a chil...

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Haikus for You
Poetry takes center stage in April. Take a look at these two haiku books! ANIMAL ARK Photos by Joel Sartore Words by Kwame Alexander National Geographic, 2017 This incredible photo book is just one manifestation of photographer Joel Sartore's vision to "pho...

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Dynamic Duos
I'm always impressed with books that begin as a solo act and become so beloved that a sequel is commissioned. These hits are very different from a preconceived trilogy because it is only after the fact that a second book is written. So it is even more impre...

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More Picture Books from 2016
So many books, so little time! Here is a quick round-up of some more picture book favorites from 2016. Best book on grief IDA, ALWAYS by Caron Levis illustrated by Charles Santoso Stories about writing stories ALSO AN OCTOPUS by Maggie Tokauda-Hall illustra...

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2016 Picture Books: My Pile
2016 was another outstanding year for picture books. Here are four to whet your appetite: BEAUTIFUL by Stacy McAnulty illus. by Joanne Lew Vriethoff Running Press Kids This book is the perfect juxtaposition of text and art. If you take the text alone, it re...
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