Monthly Archives: February 2013

I Feel Better With a Frog In My Throat: History’s Strangest Cures

Carlyn Beccia‘s nonfiction look at the strangest cures used throughout history is presented in a child-friendly format that encourages children to predict which cures had scientific merit. Try it out yourself: Did any of these cures help for sore throats? … Continue reading


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Breadcrumbs is a magic adventure fantasy about fifth-grader Hazel and her best friend Jack who imagine fabulous games together until Jack suddenly stops playing with her.  When Jack goes missing, Hazel follows the trail of her only friend into a … Continue reading

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The Longest Night

For those of you who see winter as endless, this quiet book with a legend feel is for you and your child. “The snow lies deep. The night is long and long. The stars are ice, the moon is frost, … Continue reading

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You may know the story of Rapunzel by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. In 1996, Donna Jo Napoli reworked the fairy tale and added some very important details: why the witch wanted the baby and why she locked the girl up … Continue reading

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