Year of the Dog Recommended Reads

Happy (Chinese) New Year! And welcome to the Year of the Dog!  The Dog is the 11th year in the Chinese zodiac's 12-year cycle. Were you born in a Dog year? Recent Dog years include 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and, of course, 2018. Like their animal counterparts, those born in a Dog year are supposed to be loyal and honest friends that…
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Top Picks: Judy Blume’s Books for Kids and Teens

In honor of Judy Blume’s 80th birthday on February 12, we're looking back at the author’s classic novels capturing the heartache and hilarious moments of childhood and adolescence. Although many of these classics were written in the 1970s and 1980s, the themes are timeless—dealing with a baby brother, confronting bullies and having a first crush…
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Snow White Around the World

Like many girls, my childhood was marked by a princess obsession. Even before I knew how to read, I pored over Trina Schart Hyman's illustrations in Rapunzel and Dorothée Duntze's in The Twelve Dancing Princesses. My favorite princess of all was Snow White, and I proved my devotion by rewatching Disney's Snow White and the Seven…
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Joy to the World

Have you ever wondered how the rest of the world spends their holidays? I know I have. Well, wonder no more, we have the answer to that and more as my crack research team of library elves put together this list of resources to satisfy your curiosity: A World of Cookies for Santa: Find out…
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