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Judy Belanger

When you just can't bear the idea of venturing out in the blizzard, snuggle up with your little one and these winter-themed book ideas from Judy Belanger. Read more

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When you see the words water ski show, what comes to mind? The Tommy Bartlett Show in the Wisconsin Dells? Read more

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Five children set out to trick-or-treat. As they progress on their route, Read more

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Dinosaurs were roaming the earth millions of years ago. Butterflies also were there. Read more

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Children today have known about space exploration for all of their lives. Read more

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The two little girls in the White House are tired of waiting to find out what kind of a dog they will get. Read more

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Some children are afraid they might find a monster under their bed. Not Ethan. Read more

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The rainforest is a very colorful place. On each page an object is mentioned and as the wheel is turned the animals and Read more

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Follow the journey of a young Barack Obama that began with a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya, Read more

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In celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday Feb. 12, here are a few of many new, interesting and fun books Read more

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Cold winter days can be a drag for all of us so try a few of these books as a source for something for the kids to do. Read more

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We all have favorite remembrances of the holidays. Whether they are of baking cookies, telling stories, Read more

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Every year I receive books that catch my interest but don’t fit into any particular month’s category. Read more

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All of these books have special meaning for me because they all relate to where I worked for many years—the library. Read more

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I know, you can’t wait for the end of August and the beginning of another school year. Read more

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Grab a pencil and paper, number your pages and take the family on an adventure with Tommy Read more

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With school out for the summer, you might want a few activities to keep your little ones learning Read more

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The six poems talk to us about events in the life of a growing-up baby. It begins with "Baby Face." Read more

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April 22 is Earth Day so this story could be used in connection with it. Read more

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