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FANNIE IN THE KITCHEN by Deborah Hopkinson and Nancy Carpenter: A charming picture book about Fannie Farmer and a stack of her famous griddle cakes!
Several years ago, Anamaria at Books Together tipped me off to this charming picture book about Fannie Farmer by Deborah Hopkinson and Nancy Carpenter. Happy to say I'm finally getting around to fe...
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Wrapping up Poetry Month with two more HotTEAs, but one of them is a rebel. :)
Coffee, tea, or . . . Wait a minute! Is there a rebel in our midst? Still, there's nothing hotter than a grown man drinking a steamy beverage from a cute mug. Gives new meaning to the term "mug sho...
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Perfect pairing of words + art: ENORMOUS SMALLNESS: A Story of E. E. Cummings by Matthew Burgess and Kris Di Giacomo!
“No modern poet, to my knowledge, has such a clear, child-like perception as E.E. Cummings — a way of coming smack against things with unaffected delight and wonder . . . This candor results in bre...
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A cheery smorgasbord to brighten up your week!
Happy Tuesday! Enjoy these bits and bobs on today's mixed platter. :) 1. I'm quite partial to elephants and pancakes and love Tina Kugler's charming German Pancakes recipe at They Draw and Cook. Ti...
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Serving up hot and spicy San Francisco-based poet Jorge Argueta today! Brace yourselves. :) 
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BUENO! CALIENTE! PICANTE!   ☕ Cuppa of Choice: "I love mango tea, mint, lemon, ummmmm camomile, is hard to say." ☕ Hot Off the Press: Salsa: Un Poema Para Cocinar/A Cooking Poem, illustrated b...
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Check out the fun and tasty rhymes in The Popcorn Astronauts. Enjoyed chatting with author Deborah Ruddell about creating this charming, whimsical collection.
Fanciful, imaginative, cheery and charming -- The Popcorn Astronauts: And Other Biteable Rhymes by Deborah Ruddell and Joan Rankin (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2015) is precisely my cup of tea. Ad...
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Sharing three sample poems from this delicious new anthology about food and agriculture: DEAR TOMATO!
Just in time for growing season, here's a brand new anthology that serves up a delectable cornucopia of poems celebrating the food we eat and where it comes from. Edited by Canadian poet Carol-Ann ...
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Sharing the lovely food illustrations of Paris-based illustrator Lucile Prache. :)
Bonjour! Whenever I need a little lift, I take a loveliness break at Lucile's Kitchen. It's always such a pleasure to see what new prints or posters she's added to her shop. Her carefree sketchy st...
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Two more Children's Poetry HotTEAs, two more tea poems. What are David L. Harrison's and Charles Waters's favorite kinds of tea? :)
Is it just me, or is it hotter than blue blazes around here?   ☕ Cuppa of Choice: "I'm strictly a Lipton's man." ☕ Hot Off the Press: Cowboys: Voices in the Western Wind (Wordsong/Boyds Mills ...
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Check out this perfect Poetry Month book: A POEM IN YOUR POCKET by Margaret McNamara and G. Brian Karas. A nice introduction to poetry and a good story about the perils of perfectionism. 
A Poem in Your Pocket by Margaret McNamara and G. Brian Karas (Schwartz & Wade, 2015) is the perfect Poetry Month book, as it will get kids excited about writing their own poems and reading the...
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Fancy a little Almond Cake? Check out this new children's cookbook  KIDS COOK FRENCH by Claudine Pepin!
Bonjour! Êtes vous affamé? (Hello! Are you hungry?) I don't know about you, but after reading the yummy recipes in Kids Cook French (Quarry Books, 2015), I'm starving! At this very moment, I would ...
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These two HotTEAs of children's poetry have given us thousands of poems, hundreds of books and years and years of dedication to the field. Let's raise our cups to them!
Double your oven mitts, double your fun! (A natty flame-proof suit wouldn't hurt either.)   ☕ Cuppa of Choice: "I love tea! I drink a cup of hot green tea nearly every day. One of my favorites...
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