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Christian Robinson: Telling Stories With Pictures – A Lesson

A few weeks ago I was invited to an elementary school to teach an author study with four second grade classes. When I’ve done this in the past, I usually begin with a short bio about the author, an overview of their books and then read aloud one or two of my favorites. This month […]

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Two New Picture Book Biographies

As promised, here are two more of my favorites from the past month. Both are new picture book biographies that can be enjoyed by both children and adults. I hope you’ll like them as much as I do! The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story about an Accidental Invention (Really!) By Barry Wittenstein  […]

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New Favorite Books for Your TBR (To Be Read) List

On this cold, but sunny winter day (yea for the sun!!), I want to share some books I’ve read during the the past month. Happily, I’ve been able to curl up with my new Christmas throw, my dog and my coffee and have found a lot of new favorites! Two are set in Cuba, which […]

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New Picture Books for Your Must Read List

I’ve been reading so many wonderful children’s books during the past few months. In July I joined a new group, Kid Lit Exchange, which has provided me with a wonderful opportunity to both learn about and read the latest picture books and middle grade books; many before they are published. This is a dedicated group […]

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Kids’ Books to Remember and Some Links for Mom and Dad

It’s hard for me to believe that it is October! The leaves are beginning to change and thankfully we’re having some cool nights, which are perfect for curling up with your favorite book. We are finally back home after our dream trip of visiting FIVE National Parks and driving over 4500 miles!! It was an […]

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Kids’ Books to Remember and Some Links for Mom and Dad

First of all, I want to send my thoughts and prayers to all of those effected by Hurricane Harvey. I can only imagine how awful it is for everyone. Happily, our country has rallied together and an amazing amount of money has been raised to help those in need. One fund raiser you might not […]

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Kids’ Books to Remember and Some Links for Mom and Dad

Can you believe August  is drawing to a close and school is beginning? I feel like the summer is flying by! As this happens, I’m thinking more and more about books I can share with you on Red Canoe this fall as your kids begin the school year. Of course, your calendars will be full […]

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Six Picture Books You’ll Want to know About

It’s June and we are officially enjoying summer in Michigan. Now that we’re both retired, we can spend a lot more time at our lake house. Our greyhound, Brandy, is spending her first summer here and is loving the freedom, the breezes and the laziness of it all (of course that pretty much describes her […]

kids' books to remember

Kids’ Books to Remember and Some Links for Mom and Dad

Last weekend my husband and I spent a wonderful weekend visiting our son and his girlfriend in Virginia. We got to tour Washington D.C. including Arlington National Cemetery, The National Art Museum, The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, The Vietnam War Memorial and of course, The Lincoln Memorial. It was a whirlwind, but so meaningful, […]

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