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

Archive for November, 2019

Non-Fiction November

November21

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. Andrew Carnegie The Man Who Loved Libraries: The Story of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Larsen, illustrated by Katty Maurey (Owl Kids) When he was taking a walk one day, Andrew Larsen read a historical plaque that he […]

Non-Fiction November

November14

If Picasso Painted a Snowman by Amy Newbold, illustrated by Greg Newbold (Tilbury House)             If da Vinci Painted a Dinosaur by Amy Newbold, illustrated by Greg Newbold (Tilbury House) It’s a pleasure to recommend two books for Non-Fiction November this week, If Picasso Painted a Snowman and If da […]

Non-Fiction November

November8

Many libraries celebrate “Non-Fiction November” as a way to celebrate factual and informational books. Mousetronaut by Astronaut Mark Kelly, illustrated by C.F. Payne (Simon & Schuster) isn’t non-fiction but it is based on an actual event. This picture book can certainly inform readers about space exploration and awaken a curiosity about space travel. In the […]



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