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Flora’s Very Windy Day

Flora’s Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall, illustrated by Matt Phelan Flora got upset when her little brother, Crispin, knocked over her paints, again.  Their mother sent them outside to play. Flora protested, saying that the wind was so strong it would blow her away.  Then Flora said:  “Of course, I could wear my super-special…

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The Matchbox Diary

The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline A young girl visits her great-grandfather for the first time ever.  The girl looks around the room – full of books, boxes, collections, photos, antiques.  The great-grandfather says, Pick whatever you like the most.  Then I’ll tell you its story. The girl brings the old…

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International Talk Like A Pirate Day

International Talk Like A Pirate Day – September 19 Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.  Recent dinner conversations in our home have been peppered with silly pirate talk like, “Avast ye scurvy dogs!” and “Shiver me timbers!”  and “Arrr!” What is International Talk Like A Pirate Day?  and what is the point?  Well. …

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International Dot Day

International Dot Day – September 15 Today is International Dot Day, “a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration.”  This creative celebration was inspired by the book, The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds. A teacher’s guide, some videos, Celibri-dots blog (dot images by authors, illustrators, and other famous folks), and a gallery of images of…

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Roald Dahl Day September 13, 2013

Roald Dahl Day September 13, 2013 Some of our long-time family favorite books are those written by Roald Dahl.  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Giraffe the Pelly and Me, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG, Danny Champion of the World.  These books tend to have unlikely heroes, involve creative solutions to problems, fantastical…

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Best of Summer 2013 Kid Lit Giveaway Hop Winner

First, thank you to everyone who stopped by Bookworm Bear, looked around, left a comment, visited Bookworm Bear on Pinterest, and entered the Rafflecopter!  You’ve mentioned some wonderful books – I’ll be adding many to my list of books to review for Bookworm Bear.   And the winner is…. A few moments ago, Rafflecopter did…

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Best of Summer 2013 Giveaway Blog Hop

Best of Summer 2013 Giveaway Blog Hop – Win a $25 Amazon.com Gift Card Bookworm Bear is joining in the Best of Summer 2013 Giveaway Blog Hop, and offering a $25 Amazon.com Gift Card. Bookworm Bear will be giving one lucky reader a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com.  All you need to do to enter…

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Up! Tall! And High!

Up! Tall! And High! (but not necessarily in that order.) by Ethan Long This is a silly, colorful book for emerging readers.  Using only a few, easy-to-read words, Long presents 3 stories with fun bird characters.  The stories center around the birds, and the words/concepts of tall, high (flying), and up (in a tree).  Each…

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First Day Jitters

First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg, illustrated by Judy Love It is the first day of school.  Sarah Jane Hartwell hides under her covers and says she isn’t going to school.  It’s a new school, and she doesn’t know anyone there – and she doesn’t want to go. “That’s just it.  I don’t know anybody,…

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Toys Go Out

Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky According to the subtitle, this book is “…the adventures of a knowledgeable stingray, a toughy little buffalo, and someone called Plastic.” The three main characters, StingRay, Lumphy, and Plastic, are toys who live in a house with the Little Girl and her parents.  When…

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