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Eclipse Fever

eclipse 2017

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will sweep the United States, along a narrow path stretching from Oregon to South Carolina. The event is called the “Great American Eclipse” because it will be so accessible to a large number of Americans: it is estimated that 22 million will witness this wondrous natural event, when the sky darkens at midday, and the tenuous solar corona becomes visible to the naked eye.
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Bailey’s Story: Second in the series “New Books for Boys”

baileys-storyAnd here is the second “new books for boys” I read and enjoyed ’cause I love dogs…
Bailey’s Story, by W. Bruce Cameron

This book was told from the perspective of the dog, Bailey – as the book’s front cover reads “An Irresistible Tale of a Dog and His Boy”.  The reader will follow Bailey, from his earliest puppyhood memories in a puppy mill, to his rescue and new home which includes Bailey’s boy, Ethan, and their growing up years. Continue reading Bailey’s Story: Second in the series “New Books for Boys”

Llama Llama Misses Mama

Anna Dewdney and books

Remembering Anna Dewdney, Her Llamas, and the Love She Shared
Anna Dewdney, author and child literacy advocate, died in her home this past month, at the age of 50.

Moms and kids will miss her delightful books. According to our friends at Brightly, She “didn’t just write good stories with clever rhymes and pretty pictures; she created subtle mirrors that reflected the push and pull of parenting and childhood. She had the rare talent of writing for both adults and children, and so deftly that both groups could claim her work for themselves. ” Continue reading Llama Llama Misses Mama

Happy Father’s Day to all you great dads!

Quote on being a dad“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.” – Mark Twain

This Sunday is Father’s Day! At the library we see lots of dads with their kids, and it’s always special to see a dad and his child reading together. So don’t skimp on the reading love – start young and repeat often; there’s so much to share together!

Knuffle bunnyTry books like Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems, and move on from there. You can read your way through the years, and have the perfect gift of shared memories that you won’t lose.

Bedtime Stories Are the Best
“Spend time reading stories together, whether you are in the same house or thousands of miles away. . . Reading a story is beneficial to their minds and your parent/child relationship; it’s a simple act that they will always remember and something they’ll probably give to their own  children.”  Bobbi Klein, at Lifehack

Enjoy your day, Dad, and keep the reading – and the love – flowing!