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Julee Murphy
Reader with belief that books can open you up to new worlds, new challenges, and new hope.
Reader with belief that books can open you up to new worlds, new challenges, and new hope.

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School Days, School Days...
"School Days, school days, good old golden rules days." My mother flipped on my bedroom light singing the chorus of  this song every year on the first day of school. Funny thing is that I did the same thing to my kids. What a great family tradition. Have fu...

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Planning for #PictureBookMonth and the Picture Book Month Smackdown  Last year was so much fun for kids and me too. #pbsmkdwn

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My Hometown by Russell Griesmer
My Hometown by Russell Griesmer My rating: 3 of 5 stars A nearly wordless tale of a boy who finds a magical newspaper that transports him through the 150 years of his town's history. The story is told through changing images and colors beginning in antique ...

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Piper Green and the Fairy Tree
Author, Ellen Potter, has a new early chapter book series coming out in August 2015 based on a young girl named Piper who lives on the remote island of Peek-a-Boo where she has discovered a magical fairy tree. Below are reviews of the first two books in the...

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I updated my photo to match my Twitter pic to avoid confusion during Picture Book Month Smackdown.

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Picture Book Month Smackdown Tuesday, Nov. 18th
Visit the Picture Book Month website I am a Picture Book Month Ambassador. Which means I get to read lots and lots of wonderful picture books and read some aloud to kids and in general have free license to shoot my mouth off about how much I love picture bo...

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Monkey Fun! It's Monday, What are You Reading? November 10, 2014
    It's Monday! What are you Reading   is a meme began by Sheila at  Book Journeys  as
a way to share what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and what
is in store for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what
others are reading. I ...

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Louise,  any chance of live streaming of your presentation or a video replay? I would be interested in viewing your presentations. Good Luck! Attendees are lucky to have a real "in the trenches type" teacher presenting these sessions.

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Nice job on this post Niki. I travel to all the libraries in search of new finds but rarely find anything new. Its very frustrating because I look forward to a good story in my car. Audio books offer a whole new perspective. I usually read the book first and then listen to it. Audios make my job as a librarian easier 
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