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Mrs. Farquharson’s musings about books for children and young adults

Archive for December, 2015

Seasons Readings

December11

Readers of all ages enjoy holiday picture books. Even our most sophisticated and older readers want to revisit old favorites and check out new titles.   When Santa Was a Baby by Linda Bailey & Genevieve Godbout (Tundra, 2015) has become one of this year’s favorites. Santa’s parents are like all parents because they think […]

Seasons Readings

December4

One of my favorite Hanukkah books that was published this year is the picture book version of The Parakeet Named Dreidel (Farrar Straus Giroux). Suzanne Raphael Berkson has illustrated Isaac Bashevis Singer’s short story to introduce it to today’s young readers.   Born in Poland, Isaac Bashevis Singer spent much of the first third of […]


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