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

Archive for April, 2012

Take Me Out to the Ballgame


A man has to have goals – for a day, for a lifetime – and that was mine, to have people say, “There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived.” –    Ted Williams It can be tough being a baseball fan when one’s favorite team struggles. Boston Red Sox fans understand that feeling […]

The winners are…


The winner and honor books for the 2012 Massachusetts Children’s Book Awards were announced this month. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books, 2009) is the winner of the award this year. The honor books are Scat by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf, 2009), Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata (Atheneum, […]



In 1996, the Academy of American Poets first recognized April as National Poetry Month. While we celebrate poetry in school throughout the year, there is special emphasis on it this month. I would like to share some of our newer or favorite poetry books this month. Let the poetry begin…. There are two books that […]

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