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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 1/30/17

On the blog: My 10 Favorite Choices from the ALA Youth Media Awards last week In reading: Du Iz Tak? was an obvious choice for the Caldecott. Since the text is written in a made-up insect language, the book’s illustrations are essential to comprehension. With patient reading and attention to detail, readers can understand the meaning…

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr

On the blog: I caved and made a #MustReadin2017 list after all–crowdsourced from everyone else’s list! I shared a fun nonfiction picture book about African-American inventor Lonnie Johnson along with a few nonfiction picture book reading goals for 2017 Daily is my One Little Word for 2017 Learn more about establishing daily habits, surprising good…

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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…

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Links I Loved Last Week: A Round-Up of Online Reading 9/25/16

The Marshall Project has a fascinating and disturbing piece on how rookie cops are assigned to Chicago’s challenging neighborhoods (thanks to Joy the Baker for the link). I appreciate the Indiana Fever basketball players who all took a knee during the National Anthem before their recent play-off game. Ninety-six-year-old New Yorker correspondent Roger Angell explains…