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June 10, 2022

Maurice Sendak is widely considered to be one of the most important children’s book authors and illustrators of the 20th century. And though he died in 2012 at the age of 83, today would be his 94th birthday! Maurice Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 to Polish-Jewish immigrants and grew up in Brooklyn. He … Continue reading "Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak!"


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November 8, 2021

Not to downplay November 8’s importance as the birthday of “Bram” Stoker (1847), but I wanted to dedicate this week as “Neil / Neal Birthday Week!” Two of my favorite authors, both named Neil / Neal, celebrate birthdays this week: Neil Gaiman (November 10, 1960) and Neal Shusterman (November 12, 1962). Neil Gaiman I’m sure … Continue reading "Happy “Neil / Neal Birthday Week”!"


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October 29, 2021

This is part 3 of our three-part Specific Book Recommendations posts! I asked you for your specific book requests and now I’m sharing recommendations tailored just to you and your children’s needs! Remember to add your own recommendations to these requests below in the comments! Middle-Grade Celtic Folklore: The Book of Three A Swiftly Tilting … Continue reading "Specific Book Recommendations for You! – Part 3"


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October 24, 2021

This is part 2 of our three-part Specific Book Recommendations posts! I asked you for your specific book requests and now I’m sharing recommendations tailored just to you and your children’s needs! Remember to add your own recommendations to these requests below in the comments! Stay tuned for part three coming soon! Books connected to … Continue reading "Specific Book Recommendations for You! – Part 2"


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October 21, 2021

I often get asked for specific book recommendations. Whether your child loves to read or you are trying to entice a reluctant reader – you need to find them the right book! Everyone is different and has different tastes and life experiences. So what you find fascinating, might be intensely boring to your child. Find … Continue reading "Specific Book Recommendations for You! – Part 1"


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June 30, 2021

  What makes a good summer read? Is it a book that takes place during the summer months? One that evokes the feeling of freedom and fun that summer captures? Maybe it’s a book that takes place at your favorite summer destination, a travel story or a fluffy beach read. Even if your summer vacation … Continue reading "10 Books to Read For a Summer Escape!"


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May 30, 2021

We would like to introduce one of our latest projects: History Book by Book (HBBB). HBBB is a standalone website that can be used in conjunction with your Build Your Library studies, or completely on its own. It is designed for both students and parents to find history-related book recommendations of all historical topics and … Continue reading "History Book by Book!"


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February 28, 2021

March is Women’s History Month – a month dedicated to honoring and highlighting the contributions of women to history and society. In honor of that, I have some fantastic book recommendations for you to check out during the month of March! Each Wednesday throughout the month of March I will share a selected book on … Continue reading "Women’s History Month Book Recommendations 2021"


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January 31, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, I thought it would be fun to again recommend some favorite books that deal with civil rights and famous African Americans. Each Wednesday throughout the month of February I will share a selected book on our Build Your Library Facebook page from one on this list. Picture Books   Schomburg: … Continue reading "Black History Month Book Recommendations 2021"


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January 26, 2021

The sun has set on 2020, and a new year has begun. Though there is no way of predicting what new things 2021 will bring, and dwelling on the “what ifs” never helped anyone, we can at least find a little joy in exciting new book releases!  Divided between picture books, middle grade, and young … Continue reading "Winter 2021 Book Releases You and Your Children Should Look Out For!"


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