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

Archive for December, 2011

Season’s Readings: Non-Fiction


Every year there are new holiday books published to entertain young readers, but there are only a few that entertain and educate them. Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed the World by Douglas Wood, illustrated by Barry Moser (Candlewick Press, 2011). Douglas Wood chronicles December of 1941 when Winston Churchill braved a trip across […]

Season’s Readings: Hanukkah


Eric Kimmel is a talented author who has written many books. He is one of the few authors who creates entertaining books to share with elementary school children during Hanukkah. His newest adaptation of The Golem’s Latkes, is as engaging as his previous works. He tells the story of Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel who […]

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