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

Archive for April, 2014

A Cat with a Big Appetite


A number of years ago, there was a charming picture book that was written by Inga Moore that was called Six-Dinner Sid (Aladdin, 1991). Sid was a very smart and portly cat who lived at number one Aristotle Street. He also lived at number two, three, four, five, and six Aristotle Street. The owners of […]

MA Children’s Book Awards 2014


We called it! The 4th and 5th grade readers who voted on the 2014 Massachusetts Children’s Book Award (MCBA), chose not only the winner, but also the runners up this year. Our readers, who participated in this voluntary reading incentive, were pretty discriminating. At our voting party, we talked about which books had merit, and […]

“Genius draws no color line.”


We cannot live alone… And the thing that made this moment possible for you and for me, has been brought about by many people whom we will never know. Marian Anderson On April 9, 1939, seventy-five years ago this week, Marian Anderson performed an outdoor concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Her concert was there because […]

Science Books


There have been a plethora of new books published recently about animals and birds. While some of them target our youngest readers, others are wonderful to share with our intermediate and older readers. It’s no surprise that I am excited about a new “Pull, Pop, Lift & Learn Book” for our young budding scientists. Animals […]

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