The Devil’s Arithmetic

The Devil’s Arithmetic was written by Jane Yolen in 1988 and winner of the National Jewish Book Award.  Teaching the Holocaust to any adult is difficult and far more for young adults and children.  Many authors use fiction as a way to teach and create a lasting impression.  I vividly remember reading the book in elementary… Continue reading The Devil’s Arithmetic

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Maybe it is because my brother and I would play “runaway” or maybe because I loved the idea of museums and cities, but From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler was one of my favorite books as a child. E.L. Konigsburg wrote the book with sophisticated language and made me feel more “adult” reading that… Continue reading From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Sick Toddlers

If you’re like our  family, our two year old toddler has encountered his share of ear infections and colds from seasons and daycare.  However, he now runs screaming when he sees the plastic CVS syringe and orange anti-biotic bottle. We have tried bribery, treats, and meds in the tub – where the medicine usually gets spit… Continue reading Sick Toddlers

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Turtle in Paradise

Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm Goodreads says: Inspired by family stories, two-time Newbery Honor winner and New York Times Life isn’t like the movies, and eleven-year-old Turtle is no Shirley Temple. She’s smart and tough and has seen enough of the world not to expect a Hollywood ending. After all, it’s 1935, and jobs and money and… Continue reading Turtle in Paradise

UGA 44th Annual Conference on Children’s Literature

GCBA is an organization committed to rewarding, recognizing and promoting excellence in children’s literature. The Georgia Children’s Book Award was established in 1968 by Sheldon Root, a Professor in the Department of Language Education at the University of Georgia to foster a love of reading, and to introduce children to books of literary excellence. We… Continue reading UGA 44th Annual Conference on Children’s Literature