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Celebrating the Queen's and Pooh's 90th birthdays with a new eBook and Honey Chocolate Pie. :)
Hello Hello! What’s the best way to honor two beloved British icons with 90th birthdays this year? Feature them both in a beary good story, of course. :) Mr Cornelius is convinced 2016 is ext…
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Happy 74th Birthday, Sir Paul McCartney! Celebrating with Linda's Lemon Drizzle Cake. :)
“Nothing pleases me more than to go into a room and come out with a piece of music.” ~ Paul McCartney Why, hello. Thought we’d serve up some lemon drizzle cake in honor of Paul Mc…
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This month's Cool Things Roundup includes a new Jeannine Atkins book, adorable donuts, a vegetable orchestra and sushi socks. :)
1. A monocle, a top hat, a mustache? Definitely the cat’s meow! Am loving Vickie Liu’s adorable donuts and cookies. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Vickie calls herself an amateur baker …
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Congrats to Minh Le on the release this week of his debut picture book, LET ME FINISH! This hotTEA of Children's Literature likes to brew magic. :)
☕ CUPPA OF CHOICE: This drink doesn’t have an official name, but in our house we call it Magic Ginger Tea. My family (especially my grandmother in Vietnam) swears by the awesome power …
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Taking a look at Judith Viorst's latest poetry collection, WHAT ARE YOU GLAD ABOUT? WHAT ARE YOU MAD ABOUT? Grilled cheese, anyone? :)
I’ll always remember the day I found Judith Viorst’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day in the public library. “Read me,” demanded a well worn copy …
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Who invented the hole in the doughnut? Check out THE HOLE STORY OF THE DOUGHNUT by Pat Miller and Vincent X. Kirsch to find out! We're positively nutty about this new picture book, and we ate lotsa doughnuts to prove it. :D
Let’s talk doughnuts. Which do you fancy– cake or raised? Powdered, cinnamon sugar, glazed, chocolate dipped, or frosted? Though in the past I’ve dallied with lemon-filled, jelly,…
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Happy to feature author and President of Just Us Books, Inc., Wade Hudson as our hotTEA of Children's Literature. :)
☕ CUPPA OF CHOICE: My day starts with a hot cup of coffee, which I drink while reading the morning paper. When I was a little boy growing up in rural Louisiana, I was awakened each morning b…
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So honored to feature author and editorial director of Just Us Books/Marimba Books Cheryl Willis Hudson as this week's hotTEA of Children's Literature!
☕ CUPPA OF CHOICE: For mornings my fav is Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee with a splash of Amaretto cream…yum, yum, yum! You can’t beat this drink for kick-starting the day. After 3 pm I love R…
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For your drooling pleasure: "For the Chocolate Tasters" by Diane Lockward and a recipe for S'Mores Cookie Bars.
“Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world’s perfect food.” ~ Michael Levine Please don’t wake me. I’m in the midst of a chocolate truffle dream. IR…
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Loving the gorgeous still life oils by Wang Fine Art. Each painting provides a lovely moment of contemplation, a feast for the senses.
For your viewing pleasure today, the still life paintings of California artist Youqing (Eugene) Wang. Originally from China, Mr. Wang studied and taught fine art and graphic design there before mov…
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Maria Gianferrari is our hotTEA of Children's Literature this week -- and she's hot hot hot, with 3 picture books coming out this year! Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Penny & Jelly: Slumber Under the Stars, which comes out June 14. :)
☕ CUPPA OF CHOICE: I cannot live without my loose-leaf German tea, Nizze Sahne Tee! Nizze = Nice as in France and Sahne means cream. It’s an aromatic black tea flavored with cornflowers and …
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Serving up five poems over easy at my Weekend Breakfast Poetry Buffet. Stop by for a nibble or a good graze! :)
Good Morning! Did you know that poetry is the most important meal of the day? Spoon up a hearty bowl of metaphors, savor a sonnet, sip a warm couplet of coffee or tea. Since man cannot live on brea…
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