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Night Night, Norman 

This beautiful bedtime story by Marie Dimitrova and Illustrated by Romi Caron is the perfect evening companion for children (of all ages). It tells the story of Ellie and her horse, Norman, as they prepare for the end of the day. After Ellie says goodnight, Norman grows curious as to where she goes and sets […]

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The Secret Zoo

When Megan Nowicki follows a hunch that something special is happing at the Clarksville City Zoo, she takes off to investigate. Spying a group of monkeys that looked like they’d escaped she rushes back to get her brother, Noah, but by the time they return to where she’d seen them, they were gone. Megan can’t […]

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Sit, Stay, Love

Cecilia Murray’s favorite place to be is helping out at her local dog shelter, which scratches the itch for a pet that she’s not allowed to have at home. Then when a little pug is brought into the shelter, Cecilia falls in love. This little dog, she names Potato, doesn’t last long at the shelter. […]

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Snowy Valentine

When Jasper Bunny goes in search for the perfect Valentine’s Gift for his wife, Lilly, he turns to his neighbors for ideas. Each of them has created something special for their loved ones, but these unique gifts don’t seem to be the right fit for his love and in his pursuits, he encounters tricksters and […]

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The Nutcracker

In the words of Maurice Sendak, “Who in the world needs another Nutcracker?” And you certainly don’t need me to review this timeless story by E.T.A. Hoffmann. But in the spirit of the season, I want to honor the brilliant artist Maurice Sendak’s rendition of this classic tale. This isn’t a book review, but just […]

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Name That Dog

This picture book doesn’t need explanation to give you an idea of the storyline—finding a new name for your new puppy. That is exactly how the idea and the book were birthed. When author Peggy Archer created a poem about her new puppy she embarked on doing that very same thing for a variety of […]

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Raise Your Hand

It’s scary to speak up. And when you raise your hand in class and give the wrong answer, it makes you think twice about speaking up again. This is how eleven-year-old Alice Paul Tapper felt when she raised her hand in school. After ruminating on this embarrassing classroom situation she talked with her mom who […]

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