Eve Bunting’s Picture Book, “A Day’s Work,” Has Lessons for Young Readers on Both Labor Day, 2021 and Every Day of Their Lives.

A Day’s Work By Eve Bunting; illustrated by Ronald Himler   Maybe you’ve them seen; workers standing in the early morning hours. They gather huddled in groups drinking coffee, trying to get warm. And waiting for work. At a certain hour, trucks and vans pull up and eager workers hop in. Maybe someone needs a…

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Teach Our Children the Importance of Our Freedoms

The Wall By Eve Bunting; illustrated by Ronald Himler As parents, we sometimes have a tendency to want to shield our children from anything disquieting, complicated or downright sad. And that is a very human reaction to have; this protective instinct we have as to what filters through to our children’s psyche. We want to…

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning By Eve Bunting; illustrations by Jan Brett   Tell me how can you go wrong in your search for a St. Patrick’s Day story if it is written by an Irish lass named Eve Bunting, author of more than 200 children’s books, and illustrated in the 1980’s by the…

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Way Back Wednesday Halloween Edition!

Scary, Scary Halloween By Eve Bunting; pictures by Jan Brett   Isn’t it great when you have an essential Halloween classic that gives you a window in to the early art of an iconic picture book author like Jan Brett? “Scary, Scary Halloween” is such a book. I think anyone familiar with the artistry and…

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