March 2014

Yay – Spring is Here!

by On March 28, 2014 in General

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It’s spring — well at least in the Northern Hemisphere — and we’ve got a fresh crop of books to welcome the season. Spring is associated with the first heat waves, the sun, blossoms, Easter — and our new books cover these topics and more. So if your kids are on school break or you’re looking to freshen up the bedtime routine, get them reading with these great books!

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Lost and (waiting to be) Found Kids’ Clothes

by On March 20, 2014 in General

School lost-and-found areas aren't always this contained. Credit: www.fcusd.org

School lost-and-found areas aren’t always this contained.
Credit: www.fcusd.org

At school drop-off the other morning, I saw other parents walking by me, staring. I know what they were thinking.

“Why is she hanging up all the kids’ clothes in the lost-and-found box?”

I had eyed that Matterhorn-sized pile of abandoned kids’ wear before, thinking it odd that the provided hooks and hangers are never used. ?Surely it would help kids and parents find lost items if they were hung up neatly, right? Still, I never thought to tidy the mess myself until my desperate need to find lost items arose.

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Bringing Books to Life: Watercolor Painting with Monet

by On March 11, 2014 in Childrens Books, Reading

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<a href="http://bookboard.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/claudecrop.jpg"><img class="wp-image-4767 " alt="claudecrop" src="http://bookboard.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/claudecrop-1024×410.jpg" width="648" height="260" /></a> from Monet Paints a Day by Julie Danneberg &amp; Caitlin Heimerl

There’s a beautiful book in the Bookboard collection called <a href="http://share.bookboard.com/shelves/bb_ebd7f5d4146098faa8b09/index.html?selectedBookID=470">Monet Paints a Day</a>. When the new books come in, I often read them over with my little boy, Jude, before processing them and getting them ready to be launched for everyone else to read too. When we saw this book, Jude and I were inspired to do some of our own painting.<!–more–> Here’s Jude rocking his watercolors on some wooden beads, his hands, the paper and the table. Is this life imitating art, or is art imitating life?

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Here are some other artistically inspiring books from our collection that you might also enjoy!

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