May 25, 2018

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Great Books: Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day

Warm up a brisk winter day by showcasing satisfying picture books that abound with sweet valentine wishes, affable hugs and kisses, and the heartfelt affection shared by family and friends.

31 Days, 31 Lists: Day Twenty-Five – 2017 Transcendent Holiday Picture Books

The holiday picture book is a fascinating object in terms of artistic quality. Most public libraries, due to space issues, will create separate “Holiday” book sections where these books are sequestered away for all time. They are pigeonholed to a particular time of the year, sometimes to the good and sometimes to their detriment. And […]

Holiday Cheer: New Titles To Help Celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah

A roundup of picture book, middle grade, and YA titles to share in preparation for the holidays or to give as gifts.

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31 Days, 31 Lists: Day 25 – 2016 Transcendent Holiday Titles

Note that I didn’t specify which holidays, of course.  These are just the books I think did a slam bang job of lauding their respective days of celebration.  Enjoy one and all! 2016 Transcendent Holiday Titles Babushka: A Christmas Tale by Dawn Casey, ill. Amanda Hall Oh, certainly this isn’t the first Babushka title you’ve […]

Giving the Gift of Nonfiction | Nonfiction Notions

When thinking about holiday gift-giving this season, don’t forget about nonfiction!