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

Archive for December, 2013

Seasons Readings


A special book that celebrates the holiday season is The Carpenter’s Gift by David Rubel, illustrated by Jim LaMarche (Random House, 2011). While this picture book is a work of fiction, it is based on facts about the tree at Rockefeller Center. Construction workers who were digging the foundation for the project in New York […]

Seasons Readings


One of my favorite authors to share with children is Patricia Polacco. She writes from her heart directly to her readers’ hearts. This is certainly the case with her holiday themed books. Many of Polacco’s stories are based on her own family’s stories and background.When Patricia was a child, her parents were divorced. She spent […]

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