Biographies about Women for Women’s History Month

  Biographies about Women for Women’s History Month   March is Women’s History Month. Here are biographies about some women who were important throughout history.   BOOKS ABOUT SEVERAL WOMEN Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women by Cheryl Harness This book clearly shows the important influence women have had on American history. This would…

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Books by and About the Wonderful Dr. Seuss

  Books by and About the Wonderful Dr. Seuss   Dr. Seuss’s birthday is March 2. What better way is there to celebrate it than with his books? This year, I chose both books he wrote (many of them I’d never read) and ones that were written about him.   BEGINNER BOOKS The Shape of…

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Bring in 2015 with Chinese New Year Books!

  Bring in 2015 with Chinese New Year Books!   Chinese New Year begins on February 19th this year and continues for 15 days. Here are some nonfiction and fiction books that tell all about the holiday.   Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin This picture book has it all: short, clear text that…

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MORE Valentine’s Day Books for a Happy Heart Holiday

  MORE Valentine’s Day Books for a Happy Heart Holiday   What’s not to like about Valentine’s Day? It’s all about love and friendship, and then there’s chocolate! Here are a bunch more books to help you celebrate. And for an earlier bunch, click here.   Hearts, Cupids, and Red Roses by Edna Barth, illustrated by…

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Biographies of African American Men and Women

  Biographies of African American Men and Women   February is Black History Month. To get ready for it, here are some books about important African American men and women who helped influence American history.   Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change by Michelle Cook Starting with…

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Valentine’s Day Books for a Happy Heart Holiday

  Valentine’s Day Books for a Happy Heart Holiday   Valentine’s Day isn’t for another month but I found enough books for two Valentine’s Day Book Posts. So, here are a bunch and I’ll have another bunch in a couple of weeks. I snuck in a few books that aren’t strictly Valentine’s Day but they…

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Books about the Civil Rights Movement

  Books about the Civil Rights Movement   This fall I was hired to write a book, Nonviolent Resistance in the Civil Rights Movement. Based mostly in the 1950s and 60s, my research taught me a great deal about the movement and the people who were involved. So as preparation for Dr. Martin Luther King,…

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