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

Archive for November, 2012

Remembering Julia


In 2012, there were two children’s books about Julia Child that we added to the library’s collection. Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child by Jessie Hartland (Schwartz & Wade Books) is a graphic novel that includes numerous details about Julia’s life, from her childhood through her successful career. Because of the design of the […]

A Thanksgiving Tradition


The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has become a Thanksgiving tradition that entertains many Americans. Whether they attend the parade in New York City or watch the show on  television, millions of people have enjoyed this event over the years. Some of the highlights of the parade are the enormous balloons that travel along the route. Tony […]

Thanksgiving – A National Holiday


When we sit down to our family feast at Thanksgiving, we owe the national celebration of this holiday to Sara Josepha Hale. For thirty-six years, Sara wrote to diplomats, businessmen, admirals, governors, and presidents asking for their support for a national Thanksgiving holiday. After Presidents Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, and James Buchanan ignored […]

Patricia Polacco


Almost as if it were magic, or as if light poured into her brain, the words and sentences started to take shape on the page as they never had before. Quote from Thank You, Mr. Falker I was set on a course to be an artist – it could be no other way. Thanks to […]

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