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The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies 2002

The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker Santa has never visited my house.  Instead, we had the Christmas Angel, who came on Christmas Eve rather than Christmas morning.  This was one of my favorite family traditions, inspired by European roots and reinterpreted by my English mum. One Christmas, I received my [...]

December 7th, 2011
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Stargirl 2000

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli This summer I met Stargirl.  You should meet her too.  Stargirl is among the world’s enthralling, magical and inspirational characters, real or fiction, who leave footprints in your life long after you’ve finished the book. Newberry Medal winner Jerry Spinelli’s novel Stargirl is a celebratory story of nonconformity and individuality.   Previously [...]

November 2nd, 2011
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The Lost Lake 1989

The Lost Lake by Allen Say When I was five, my mum gave me a copy of The Lost Lake by Allen Say.  For years it was one of my favorite books.  It had a very special feeling to it, not only because it was one of my mum’s favorite picture books, but also because [...]

August 22nd, 2011
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Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! 2003

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! 2003 by Mo Willems For a long time, my family has had pet parrots.  We’ve had as many as six living with us.  The largest, Plumpy, a big green parrot with a bright orange beak, behaves just like a cheeky toddler. When I first saw Mo Willems’ book [...]

July 25th, 2011