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Dinosaur Storytime 1-17-18

By Awnali Mills Today’s storytime was all about dinosaurs, and the books I chose were Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields, and Dini Dinosaur by Karen Beaumont. Today’s storytime was sad. Pitiful, even. It’s snowing to … Continue reading

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Construction Storytime 1/10/18

By Awnali Mills This week’s storytime was all about construction.  The books I chose were Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steven Goetz, and Big Dig, a pop-up book by Paul Stickland. We started with the Alphabet Song, and then … Continue reading

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Book Review – Finding Wonders by Jeannine Atkins

By Awnali Mills Maria Merian studies insects and paints detailed pictures of them in 1660.  She makes a living selling her portraits, and teaches the world that butterflies do not form out of mud and rotting vegetables.  Mary Anning digs … Continue reading

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Cowboy Storytime 1/3/18

By Awnali Mills Today’s storytime was sparked by a new book that came in that I loved, I Wanna Be a Cowgirl by Angela DiTerlizzi.  To go with it, I chose Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by … Continue reading

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Book Review – League of Archers by Eva Howard

By Awnali Mills Ellie Dray and her friends loved to play at being Robin Hood and his Merry Men, and dubbed themselves the League of Archers.  But time and tragedy have made them grow up.  Ellie’s father died in the … Continue reading

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Book Review – Oddity by Sarah Cannon

By Awnali Mills Ada Roundtree is a kickbutt fifth grader.  Leopards in the cafeteria? No sweat.  Zombie rabbits? Child’s play. Ghost in the closet?  Don’t waste her time.  But her twin sister Pearl has won the Sweepstakes and is now … Continue reading

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Book Review – How Oscar Indigo Broke the Universe (and Put It Back Together Again) by David Teague

By Awnali Mills Oscar Indigo just wanted to win one lousy game of baseball.  He’d done all the work, he’d been to every game, and this was the first time he’d ever been at bat.  His whole team was counting … Continue reading

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