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So nice to hear from a fellow Cabrera fan. :)
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Let's start off how Jane Cabrera might – with a nursery rhyme. One, two. Some books for you. Jane Cabrera must love nursery rhymes and children's songs. She certainly knows how to celebrate them as seen by some of her charming picture books. Of course this British author and illustrator... Continue reading
My hold finally came in and I got to experience this heart-warming book for myself. WOW! Thank you again for the recommendation Jo-Ann.
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Thanks for the feedback Chevon. Hopefully you'll find something good among the rest of our picks.
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Thank you for the recommendation Jo-Ann. It's nice to find some beauty amidst all the COVID related chaos.
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Thank you Domain. It is important that we all learn what we can and that we help each other, especially our children, to stay informed as well.
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Last June when we posted about Staying Connected in the Time of COVID-19 we dared not imagine that all these months later it would still be a significant part of our everyday lives. Yet even then, we knew that we were living through history. And history must be documented. So... Continue reading
What an interesting post! (And when I read your opening sentiments I thought “Same friend. Same”)
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Fantastic blog post Jen McB! You really put your best foot forward with this one. ;) And I couldn't possibly choose a favourite pair of shoes...it would offend my other 130+ pairs.
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Once upon a time... February 26 to be exact, there began a celebration called Tell a Fairy Tale Day where the telling of tales brought a special kind of magic that delighted both young and old alike. Cinderella illustration, 1809. The best way to celebrate Tell a Fairy Tale Day... Continue reading
So many great ones here (Holes is especially good, in my opinion). Here are some of my favourites from my youth and my work as a Children's Library Worker: "When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home." - The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton "Nancy Drew, an attractive girl of eighteen, was driving home along a country road in her new, dark-blue convertible." - The Secret of Old Clock Tower (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories) by Carolyn Keene "Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears Click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Clickety, clack, moo." - Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
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What a fabulous post! "Hallmark" happy endings (or at least the idea of them) are for everyone.
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OMGoodness..."One Little Paper Bag: An Amazing Journey" is such a lovely story. It brought a sweet tear to my eye. Thank you for sharing this book (and the others).
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National Hat Day is celebrated each year on January 15. And I for one am happy that we have a whole day dedicated to hats because nothing tops a hat! (See what I did there?) Balloon heads compare hats at Kidsummer at Nathan Phillips Square. Toronto Star Photograph Archive, 1994.... Continue reading
BRAVO!!! So well done!!
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B is also for BRILLIANT BRAINY BLOG posts! Well done Jennifer!! Great job making science concepts, both big and small, more accessible to kids (and those of us who never grew up!). (And how cute are those little BUILDING BLOCK BOTANISTS & BIOLOGISTS?!!!)
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September 21 is International Day of Peace, as declared by the United Nations. "Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations... Continue reading
Just after this post was sent for review/publication a new celebrity-penned Picture Book was added to our collection: actress/singer Vanessa William's "Bubble Kissess"- https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3920230&R=3920230
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Thank you Suzanne! Happy to hear about the Canadian Content (one of the reasons why I included the Property Brothers!).
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Brilliant as ever Bill! CHEERS!!
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Did you know that Babe Ruth hit his first professional homerun at Hanlan's Point Stadium in 1914? It truly is a part of baseball history!
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Debbie Ridpath Ohi's sister, and fellow Picture Book creator, Ruth Ohi also has a YouTube Channel and she recently posted a video where she reads the first book in her popular "Chicken, Pig, Cow" series and gives some "behind-the-book" insight on its creation.
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I wonder what author/actor's B.J. Novak's favourite childhood book was? Great post! (And now we need a companion one about celebrity's who write Children's books.)
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Fantastic post! Lots of great ideas and wonderful memories from TPL staff! Happy Family Day everyone!
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2020 on Family Day 2020 Fun! at New to Canada
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I love that idea! Thank you. And don't forget the appropriate snacks! ;)
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