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Picture Book Month

Picture Book Month Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November. Every day in November, there is a new post from a picture book champion explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important. Check out the website at:  http://picturebookmonth.com/ They’ve put together tons of activities and a…

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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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Blucy Book Blast

I’m trying something a little different today – with a great new book, and a chance to win $100.  I’ve joined in a Book Blast Giveaway for Blucy by Julia Dweck, illustrated by Erika LeBarre.  (Xist Publishing, 2013)  (21 pages, recommended for ages 3+) See below for information on the $100 Blucy Book Blast Giveaway.…

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Understood Betsy

Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher, illlustrations by Kimberly Bulcken Root When readers first meet the main character, they see a timid, worried Elizabeth Ann, who lives with her Aunt Harriet and Aunt Frances in a city.  Elizabeth Ann is in the third grade at the big, local school.  Aunt Frances devotes herself to taking…

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Thinking of Maurice Sendak

Thinking of Maurice Sendak This week marks what would have been Maurice Sendak’s 85th birthday.  Google even did a little animation showing some of his well-known characters.  Sendak was born June 10, 1928.  He died on May 8, 2012.  Sendak was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1964 (Where the Wild Things Are); the Hans Christian…

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Kid Lit Blog Hop Giveaway Winner

First, thank you to everyone who stopped by Bookworm Bear, looked around, left a comment, 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.  Some were books I remember reading, and loving, as a child.  Others I read to my…

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