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One Little Word: Slice of Life #sol17

There’s something a bit pedestrian about my One Little Word for 2017. In the past, I’ve chosen big, inspiring words. Words that invite action and change. Words that celebrate meaning, wonder, connection. Good words. Fine words. But in 2017, I want to shift my focus away from those big things to the little ones. How…

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 1/2/16

First Monday reading post of the year! I spent the week catching up on some middle-grade titles and trying to figure out what book would be the perfect first read of 2017. Embarrassing Newbery confession: I’ve never read Turtle in Paradise! There are only a handful of modern Newbery winners and honor books I haven’t…

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10 Favorite Picture Books from 2016

2016 was another great year for picture books. I didn’t read as many as I usually do, but overall the quality of my picture book reading was up because I was more selective (rather than going to the library and grabbing a bunch of books at random). My very favorite book of the year was…