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See the real Keeping Quilt…

When I was in elementary school, my mom (a K-12 art teacher) came home from a conference with new picture books for my sister and me.  At the conference my mom met Patricia Polacco and received signed copies of The
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Celebrate all year round

Chief Joseph Medicine Crow, aka High Bird, is an amazing man.  His book, Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond, shares the stories of his life traversing two cultures: that of his traditional Crow grandparents,…
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Meet Christopher Paolini

Christopher Paolini, the author of Eragon and Brisingr, is only a few clicks of your mouse away… so, turn on your speakers or get your headphones ready. Listen to the readings we recently created with Christopher to hear the…
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Purposeful pigs!

This week’s Author of the Week is the amazing illustrator Arthur Geisert. He creates his complex illustrations with copper plate etching.  Thus, the prints come out as mirror images of the etchings. Fun things to look for include: 1) His…
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Have you heard of Beverly Bunn?

If you’re familiar with Beezus, Ramona, Ralph S. Mouse, or Mr. Henshaw, then you also know Beverly Bunn. As you may have guessed, Beverly Bunn is Beverly Cleary! I learned this when I recently called Beverly Cleary to record her…
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Rendezvous with John Green

You name the time.  You name the place.  Meet the Printz-Award winning author John Green via two brand new original book readings on Listen to the stories behind John’s books Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns.  Gain insight…
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