The sound of poetry

A few weeks ago I spoke with the author and poet, Naomi Shihab Nye, to record her introducing and reading from some of her poems and her novel Habibi.  It was fascinating and exciting to hear Naomi read her…
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Playing in the garden

I love it when customers ask questions.  Sometimes it’s about the content of (i.e., resources within) the database.  Other times, it’s about how to find the content. Alyssa, one of our Educational Outreach Coordinators, came back from a conference the…
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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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How are we doing?

How’s our blogging?  We would love to hear from you with feedback on how we can best tailor this blog space to meet your needs and interests. Is there a question you have that we can answer in a blog…
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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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