Honoring Memorial Day

Holidays, Festivals and Celebrations: Memorial Day By Trudi Strain Trueit; illustrated by Ronnie Rooney   In searching out picture books for Memorial Day, I try to find those that both give a historical background of the day, how it morphed from Decoration Day, following the Civil War to around 1890, when it became known as…

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Get Ready for the Holidays!

Give a Book and Share a Bond for Christmas I can remember reading a headline in a newspaper on September 4th of this year. It read: Merry Labor Day! The gist of the article stated that stores were “rolling out the reindeer earlier every year, supposedly because shoppers wanted a holiday head start, according to…

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Celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah with these classics

“I can not live without books.” So says Thomas Jefferson’s former 1815 quote in a letter to John Adams. It rings true again today in this holiday season, where books are both anticipated and appreciated as gifts. As a former teacher, librarian and Host of Penguin Storytime my passion for books, particularly children’s books, is…

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