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

Archive for September, 2013

Scientist Nic Bishop


There are some authors who are standouts in the field of literature for children and young adults. Nic Bishop is one of these unique individuals, and his contributions to the non-fiction genre for young readers are extraordinary. Because of his father’s work, Nic Bishop’s childhood involved a great deal of travel and living in a […]

Mo Willems


Many of our younger readers are fans of Mo Willems’ books. They might not be able to name Willems specifically, but they will certainly tell you about the exploits of Knuffle Bunny, Pigeon, and Elephant and Piggie. Willems is a talented author/illustrator who worked as a writer and animator for Sesame Street. While he was […]

Remembering 9/11


Depending on the age of the child, it can be a challenge to discuss September 11, 2001. One book that I share with our fourth graders is The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein (Roaring Brook Press, 2003). Gerstein tells the story of Philippe Petit, a high wire performer, who walked between […]

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