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Three chocolate poems for Valentine's Day: featuring the work of Gary Hanna, Ed Zahniser and Rita Dove. Sweets for the sweet!
Will you be my Valentine? I've got chocolate chocolate chocolate! According to my highly scientific research of the last 8 years, most writers claim chocolate inspires their best work. Is it all t...
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Noshing on THE ADVENTURES OF MISS PETITFOUR by Anne Michaels and Emma Block -- a deliciously charming chapter book for ages 6-9. :)
Petit fours: dainty little iced cakes, delicately layered with fruit or buttercream, an adorable bite-size treat. Eating one of these pastel pretties can make you feel quite special, maybe e...
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It's hotTEA of Children's Literature time again! Today we're featuring the one and only Will Hillenbrand with his wake-up cup of black coffee. We are especially partial to the way he draws bears. :)
☕ CUPPA OF CHOICE: Coffee black, so strong it makes the day brighter. Like Dunkin' Donuts coffee best! ☕ HOT OFF THE PRESSES: Bear and Bunny, written by Daniel Pinkwater (Candlewick Press, D...
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Don't miss this ripe and juicy new picture book: TOO MANY TOMATOES by Eric Ode and Kent Culotta. The wonderful toe-tapping rhymes are so much fun to read aloud. :)
TOMATOES, TOMATOES, TOMATOES! Sing a song of plump, juicy, vine-ripened tomatoes! Is there anything better than freshly picked homegrown beauties with their promise of mouthwatering soups, salads, ...
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Featuring Miyuki Sakai's sewing illustrations at Alphabet Soup. Can't believe these exquisite pieces were all done on a standard sewing machine. Amazing work!
Somewhere in San Francisco, Osaka-born artist Miyuki Sakai is busy creating yet another gorgeous sewing illustration. Using only a standard sewing machine, about 200 different thread colors, and a ...
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Honored to feature illustrator JANE DYER as this week's hotTEA of Children's Literature. Been of fan of her work since the late 80's. :)
☕ CUPPA OF CHOICE: My newest favorite tea is Peppermint Bark from The Republic of Tea, which is made with organic green rooibos, peppermint, vanilla, and cocoa. But I begin each morning with...
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Tickled pink to feature Jessixa Bagley as this week's hotTEA of Children's Literature! Her debut picture book BOATS FOR PAPA blew everyone away last year and she's got a new book, BEFORE I LEAVE coming out next week!
☕ CUPPA OF CHOICE: My current favorite hot beverage is Choice peppermint licorice tea! It's personally a very controversial choice for me because I hate black licorice, but this tea is AMAZI...
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Happy to share Adele Kenny's poem "To Blueberries" and her recipe for Bluemisu, which are included in the new anthology FEAST: Poetry & Recipes for a Full Seating at Dinner. 
While nibbling on some of the delectable poems featured in the recently published anthology Feast: Poetry & Recipes for a Full Seating at Dinner (Black Lawrence Press, 2015), I was pleased and ...
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Check out Timothy and Sarah: The Homemade Cake Contest by Midori Basho. It's the first title in the popular Timothy and Sarah picture book series to be translated into English. Charming and sweet with an old fashioned flavor and a timely message.
Didn't someone once say you can't have your cake and eat it too? Well, anyone who reads Midori Basho's Timothy and Sarah: The Homemade Cake Contest (Museyon, 2015) will certainly be able to do both...
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Tickled pink to feature the multi-talented and prolific  Dan Yaccarino as this week's hotTEA of Children's Literature. Is there anything he hasn't done? And that's what I call a real mug shot! :)
☕ CUPPA OF CHOICE: I usually drink a cup of Earl Grey or English Breakfast tea. I quit coffee about 2 years ago. I promise not to prosthelytize about the evils of caffeine. ☕ HOT OFF THE PRE...
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Celebrating National Soup Month with John McCutcheon's "Soup" and a recipe for Peace Soup from the Blue Moon Soup cookbook! :)
Since January is National Soup Month, thought we'd celebrate with a bit of art, a heartening song and a bowl of homemade soup. :) Pictured above is one of my prize possessions -- an original...
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Nine Cool Things Roundup this week includes work by illustrators Kendyll Hillegas, Aram Kim, Liv Wan and Erin Gleeson. Happy Tuesday!
1. Northern California author, food photographer, and blogger Erin Gleeson has written a new cookbook, The Forest Feast for Kids (Abrams BYR, 2016) that will be released on February 16 and is now ...
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