Monthly Archives: November 2013

Fortunately, The Milk

When Dad explains why it took so very long to get the milk from the corner store, a brother and sister have to listen to an outrageous tale including a professor dinosaur, time travel and a hot air balloon. The … Continue reading

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Coming On Home Soon

When Ada Ruth’s mom goes to Chicago for work, she and her grandma lead a quiet life, always remembering Mama is coming on home soon. In her quiet prose, Jacqueline Woodson shows the beauty of family: love and responsibility that … Continue reading

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Sleep, Black Bear, Sleep

Bears do sleep, not hibernate, during winter months. In lyrical verse, Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple (Yolen’s daughter) provide an ode to sleep, first for little snakes, skunks and turtles, and then for lovely YOU. It reminds me … Continue reading

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