Month: November 2020

Cool Dragon Picture Books for Beginning Readers

In honor of my award-winning picture book, Dragons are Real, I\’m sharing a few of my favorite dragon-y reads from our favorite dragon-themed library shelf. You may not know this but Dragons love to read and are actually book hoarders. So if you’re missing a book, there’s a good chance a dragon took it! I should …

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Supporting Small Businesses During Challenging Times

Audrey Press is ❀ Woman-Owned & Independent Small Business ❀ Shop Small First! As the Shop Small Movement gains momentum, local officials across the nation take notice and move to promote the day even more than ever thanks to all of the challenges that 2020 has brought upon Americans. Why is it more important than …

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Ways to Crush Your Holiday Shopping List Mask-Free!

The sweat is rolling down your back. Your facemask is inching its way up to your cheeks and all it will take is one more wiggle to send it straight into your eyeballs. Your stomach rolls because you are hungry as heck and the person in front of you in line smells like a delightful …

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Keep Calm and eBook On

As the holiday season begins to ramp up and the act of holiday gift-buying shifts to a whole new direction, we want to remind people that books are always a great gift for kids and adults alike. We would like to remind everyone that eBooks are NOT a “less than” or undesirable gift for the …

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The Otter, the Spotted Frog and the Great Flood 

Kidlit for Native American Heritage Month: The Otter, the Spotted Frog and the Great Flood 

This month I am revisiting some of my favorite family reads surrounding Native American Heritage Month. Many of these books were published a handful of years ago, but as such high quality, they deserve to remain on parents, educators, caregivers, and librarians radar. One such book is a Creek Indian tale called, The Otter, the Spotted …

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The Hunter’s Promise: An Abenaki Tale 

Kidlit for Native American Heritage Month: The Hunter’s Promise: An Abenaki Tale 

I first saw this book when it was in galley form and it was breathtaking then. Actually holding the book in my hands is an experience I’m very happy with. The Hunter’s Promise: An Abenaki Tale told by long-time story-teller and author Joseph Bruchac and beautifully illustrated by Bill Farnsworth is a beautiful re-telling of an …

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Kidlit for Native American Heritage Month: Whispers of the Wolf

There is something truly magical about forming a bond with a wild animal. Do I need to say that one must exercise caution? However one doesn’t need to exercise caution when a bond is formed between a boy, a wolf, and the human reading the story. Such is the case with Whispers of the Wolf by Pauline …

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