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Poetry Friday: #MoreforAKR

Many people learned of Amy Krouse Rosenthal just recently, because of her viral article in The New York Times titled “You May Want to Marry My Husband.” Sadly, she wrote it as the end of her life neared. Who was Amy Krouse Rosenthal? A popular question, one she spent her life exploring, and one that […]

If You Were the Moon by Laura Purdie Salas

I have a confession to make: I really, really struggle with science. I’m the student who needed to have a visual model for everything so I could understand what was happening. You start getting into math that uses letters and processes that can’t actually be seen and I’m cross-eyed with confusion. (Hmmmm, maybe that’s why […]

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

You know that feeling, when you pick up a new picture book, and just the endpapers alone have you swooning? The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus did that to me. This picture book biography manages to have the grand narrative arc and engaging storytelling typically attributed to fairy tales or dramatic novels, and the […]