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Gail Gauthier

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A couple of quite decent picture books. The one by Henry Cole was a particularly big hit with a family member.
My Reading Done Pile While I was on retreat last week, I did a lot of reading. Cybils spec fiction. A Poets & Writers. Some Yoga Journals. A couple of Vermont Lifes. The most recent issue of 7 Days. Half a Carve Magazine. Go...
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Aileen Stewart

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Start your week out right with a little kidlit! 
A week into the New Year finds me with an urge to get my house in order and clean, clean, clean. I have already managed to organize and clean up the overflowing post it notes on my bulletin board, file my household paper work...
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Professor Zulmiro started the lesson with the following words:

"Today I will present you a new book with a magnificent story. It is a very special book, for it is a book that reflects your personality."

"Is it an heavy book Professor?" timidly asked a frail looking student with a big bag, almost as big as she, by her feet.

"I know you already carry a lot of books to school. This book in particular will not add a gram to your backpacks" reassured Zulmiro.

The Professor walked among the desks and started distributing the books. The students' hands reached avidly forward to receive the mysterious offer.

"It's true! The book is weightless!" mentioned a student when receiving the book. "Look! If you leave it midair it just stays there floating like a hot air balloon!" and the student pushed the book around with one finger while it undulated without support.

To Zulmiro, the book's weight was not the point he intended to focus on. However, before he could resume what he was about to say, someone raised a hand in the back of the classroom.

"I am sorry Professor, but there is a mistake! My colleague's book has a different text on the same page."

"Why did you look at your colleague's book?".

"Because I wanted to find out if you had given him a better book."

Zulmiro smiled, internally amused.

"There is no mistake whatsoever in the books' distribution and no student got a worse book. I have already told you that this book reflects the reader. Other books are a revelation of the author. Not this one. This book reveals you, your values and your mood. It adapts to each individual reader. Each page you make a decision and the fate of the story is altered accordingly."

Students were surprised and at the same time confused.

"How will know if we made the right decision?" one student asked.

"It's like real life. You don't know."

We have one of the books Zulmiro offered reserved for you! What will this book reveal about your personality? Will you choose the path of white or black magic? Or simply, will you opt for the path of your self interest? The choice is yours!

You can obtain a copy of the book at:
http://schoolofmagic.net/adozindaApp.asp
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Aileen Stewart

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A Little Monday KidLit for your pleasure. A Year in Review! http://aileenwstewart.blogspot.com/2017/01/2016-year-in-review.html
Well, it's now official, I now have to remember to write 2017 instead of 2016. My family wrapped up the year nicely by spending time with Bobby's mom. By playing board games. By practicing Padawan skills. And by celeb...
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Margot Finke

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Awesome illustrations by Ioana Zdralda!
FREE TODAY on KINDLE - Don't miss this PB.
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Florescence is not just about colors. Its a science. Here is a book that paints the story of inventors of florescence.
http://toobookishkiddo.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-day-glo-brothers-chris-barton-2009.html
Fluorescence is not just about colors. It's a science. Every scientific invention blooms up over the imagination and toil of its inventor. And, this book paints the (extra) colorful story of the inventors of fluorescence, Bob...
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Gail Gauthier

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If you haven't read the most recent The Horn Book, here's some info on some of the content.
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Margot Finke

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**The GHOST of THELMA HILL is VERY PERSONAL TO ME. While writing the story, I discovered I was CHANNELING MY MOM. Scary, right?
**DAISY and BARTHOLOMEW Q—WHAT CAN I SAY. . . As a kid, Alice in Wonderland was a favorite of mine. I guess my IMAGINATION just ran with the idea of a COOL FANTASY that played with FABULOUS WORDS. (Amazon + Autographed)

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Margot Finke

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HELPFUL Holiday GIFTS:
AS AN AUTHOR WITH ONE CHILD who had DYSLEXIA, and another THAT HATED CHANGE, I wrote these two books—
**RUTHIE for the kids that hated any sort of BIG CHANGE, and **HORATIO to help kids and parents that battled DYSLEXIA.
Both are in rhyme and include PARENT/TEACHER GUIDES. (Amazon + Autographed)
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Many thanks, Debra.
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Gail Gauthier

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I recently read picture books about E.E. Cummings and Old MacDonald. 
A Poet Kids May Want To Know About I can't claim to be at all knowledgeable about poet e.e. cummings, though I've certainly heard of him. I didn't have to know much about him to find Enormous Smallness: A Story of E.E. Cum...
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Aileen Stewart

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It's time for a dose of Monday Kidlit and a dessert recipe :0) 
This past week Emily and I began to return to normal. As we put my mother's passing and the Christmas break behind us, we dove back into school and Cook Book Club. The theme for January was soup, so I made Bean and Bacon soup...
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Aileen Stewart

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My Guest Post on Author Betsy Devany's Site :0)
Please welcome author Aileen Stewart, this week’s #WhosYourLovey blog series contributor. Thank you, Aileen, for hopping on the lovey train! And now, here’s Aileen. Like the fabulous Tara Lazar, I was a passionate collector and lover of Loveys. I had loveys in all shapes and sizes, and favorite loveys came and went as I grew. …
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Gail Gauthier

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The Cybils finalists were announced yesterday. 
The 2016 Cybils finalists were announced yesterday, New Year's Day. I was happy to see that A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro, which I liked, made the short list for YA Fiction. However, my big interest this year is ...
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Gail Gauthier

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Here's a reading challenge for next year that some people here may be interested in.
Katie Fitzgerald at Read-at-Home Mom plans to run an Old School Kidlit Reading Challenge next year. For her purposes, "old school" will be defined as books "published in the decade of your birth or before." The challenge will...
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Gail Gauthier

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How are male and female protagonists treated when they're place in similar situations?
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Margot Finke

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*AMAZON—KINDLE:
http://tinyurl.com/j26s6wu
*AUTOGRAPHED:
http://tinyurl.com/kx5u4xp

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Aileen Stewart

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Some Monday KidLit by Jane Yolan and a recycled Christmas project!
Every Christmas Emily and I practice some Christmas recycling by turning our old Christmas cards into gift tags. It is one of her favorite crafts, it saves money, and it adds a bit of whimsy to each gift we give which is a wi...
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Aileen Stewart

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A Little Monday Kidlit to brighten your day! 
Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone, and all the pie and cheesecake is gone as well. But, that is probably a good thing. I had and continue to have so very much to be thankful for. A beautiful day spent at my brother's where...
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Maria Matthews

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A site of interest to authors and readers
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Maria Matthews

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A short bedtime read for those of 7 years plus
It was Halloween. Breeze, the ogre, was not happy. He had put a basket of cupcakes, baked by a very kind fairy named Tulip, at the bottom of the tree trunk. Then he climbed the tree to see who was…
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