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Counting by 7s

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

This award-winning book will inspire you. Willow Chance is a 12-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions. When Willow’s parents die in a car crash, she learns to push through the tragedy with a fascinating, diverse and fully surrogate family. Readalikes for this book include Wonder, Out of My Mind and Mockingbird.





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Celebrate Children’s Authors & Illustrators Week

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Children’s Authors & Illustrators Week is February 3–9. Warm up on these cold winter days with some good children’s stories, plus great illustrations to match!


Extra Yarn, written by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Jon Klassen

With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.





King Arthur’s Very Great Grandson,
written and illustrated by Kenneth Kraegel

On his sixth birthday, Henry Alfred Grummerson, a descendant of King Arthur and would-be knight, sets out for adventure, but neither dragon, nor cyclops, nor griffin, nor leviathan is willing to engage in a real battle.



Those Darn Squirrels,
written by Adam Rubin; illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

When grumpy Old Man Fookwire builds feeders to try to keep birds — the only creatures he likes — from leaving for the winter, he finds himself in a battle with clever, crafty squirrels who want a share of the abundant food.





Knuffle Bunny Free, written and illustrated by Mo Willems

This 2005 Caldecott Honor Book uses a combination of muted black-and-white photographs and expressive illustrations and tells a brilliantly true-to-life tale about what happens when Daddy’s in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong.



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