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Dear children's book enthusiasts,
Readers have been asking for help remembering the titles of beloved books. Take a look at the comments on this Top 60 Picture Books page, and see if you can identify any of the books described by readers!
Thanks!
Amy

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WEEK 2. Comics Club: realistic fiction + tips for depicting movement #kidlit   #comics  

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WEEK 1. Comics Club: humorous comics + tips for creating cartoon characters #kidlit   #comics  

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11 CHILDREN'S BOOKS ABOUT SPRING + 5 activities I plan to do with my youngest before he heads to kindergarten next year! #kidlit

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I have created an online Comics Club that parents and teachers can easily share with 4th and 5th grade students to motivate kids to read and teach visual literacy skills. Please, share with those you think might be interested! #kidlit   #literacy   #comix  

This mirrors an after-school program I am leading in my non-virtual life.

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NEW! TROMBONE SHORTY This modern day rags to riches story offers young readers a fantastic introduction to New Orleans jazz music. #kidlit 

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BIG PLANS FOR 2015

In December, I graduated from the University of Illinois with a library science master’s degree. Post-graduation, I have been dreaming and scheming about what I would like to do with Delightful Children’s Books, and I thought I would share some of these plans with you.

In 2015, I will be focussing on reviewing newly published books and updating existing booklists. In the past, I have focused on publishing lists of the best books on various topics, regardless of when the books were published. I may still add a new booklist from time to time, but my focus will be on reviewing newly published books and updated existing booklists.

I am an aspiring elementary school librarian, and, as such, I will be...

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The International Book Giving Day 2015 poster has just been revealed! This coming year's poster was designed by UK author/illustrator Chris Haughton! #giveabook

For those who don't know, International Book Giving Day is celebrated each year on February 14th! You are invited to celebrate by...

-Giving a book to a child on Valentine's Day!
-Donating new or gently used books to a local hospital, shelter etc.
-Organizing a book drive. 
-Leaving a book in a waiting room for children to read.
-Printing and hanging these posters in your community.

http://bookgivingday.com/2014/12/10/international-book-giving-day-2015-poster-revealed/
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Superhero Comics for Kids 
I have been surprised by my daughter's enthusiasm for superhero comics. Here are her and my top picks to share with young superhero fans. #kidlit   #comics  

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5 Comic Strip Anthologies for Kids
For children who enjoy reading comics, this is an exciting time to be a young reader. #kidlit  
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