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

Archive for January, 2012

Children’s Book Awards


A chilly Monday in January is always made warmer and brighter with the announcements made by the American Library Association (ALA) for the best in children’s and young adult’s books published during the previous year. This year’s Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children went to A Ball for Daisy […]

Celebrating Jane Goodall


I was pleasantly enchanted when two picture books about Jane Goodall, the acclaimed zoologist, were published in 2011. While their styles are different, each title is a charming representation of this amazing woman. It was delightful to pair these books and introduce them to our Fourth Grade students as part of my “People Who Make […]

Grandpa Green


When my boys were young, there were some special books that they read at their grandparents’ homes. We didn’t own these books at our house or take them out from the library. They were special titles that they only shared with their grandparents. Lane Smith has written and illustrated a book that grandparents should share […]

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