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  • Moominmymblelittlemy4

    A Picture-Book Like No Other

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      The gloriously illustrated story of an errand turned adventure turned existential parable.   by Maria Popova The Moomin series by Swedish-Finn artist, writer, comic strip creator, and children’s book author Tove Jansson (1914–2001), recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Medal, is among the most imaginative storytelling of the …

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  • Double Standards For Kids

    Children Love Them As Is

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  • Monsterslegends Dragon

    Illustrated Field Guide to Mythic Monsters

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    by Maria Popova An Illustrated Field Guide to Mythic Monsters, from Gremlins to  the Kraken A vibrant dance across the global spectrum of the popular imagination. “Legendary lands … have only one characteristic in common: whether they depend on ancient legends whose origins are lost in …

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  • Aliceinwonderlandcookbook3

    The Magic of Metaphor

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    by Maria Popova The Magic of Metaphor: What Children’s Minds Teach Us about the Evolution of the Imagination “Metaphorical thinking … is essential to how we communicate, learn, discover, and invent.” “Children help us to mediate between the ideal and the real,” MoMA’s Juliet Kinchin wrote in …

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    Kindle Free Time

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  • Letsbeenemies2

    Let’s Be Enemies

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      by Maria Popova Let’s Be Enemies: A Vintage Maurice Sendak Treasure A delightful lesson in reverse psychology from the greatest children’s illustrator of all time. Everything Maurice Sendak touched had an immutable aura of wonderfulness to it, from his beloved children’s books to hislittle-known posters on the joy of reading to his energy …

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  • Hanschristianandersen Kaynielsen1

    Hans Christian Andersen Revolutionized Storytelling

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    by Maria Popova How Hans Christian Andersen Revolutionized Storytelling, Plus the Best Illustrations from 150 Years of His Beloved Fairy Tales   “Andersen had the ability to articulate desires petty and profound and make them into transcendent tales.” “When people talk listen completely,”Hemingway counseled in his advice …

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  • Birds Of A Feather

    Birds of a feather

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    by Carole P. Roman   Wonderful little tale about making friends. Ruby is a friendly bird who goes from place to place to politely introduce herself and ask if any bird she meets wants to be her friend. She learns a little bit about each one …

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  • Where Do Balloons Go An Uplifting Mystery Jamie Lee Curtis Laura Cornell 0038332194784 Amazon.com Books

    Where Do Balloons Go?

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    Where Do Balloons Go?, in their fourth collaboration of the same name. Written in rhyme, Curtis’ gentle, witty, imaginative story will delight and amuse children of all ages as they explore the possibilities of what might happen when you let go of a balloon. “Do …

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  • Pot

    Why Thought Soup?

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               Monitoring our own thinking and feelings allows us to grow as human beings. We can consciously choose to move beyond the thoughts and feelings that have trapped us in unproductive, even destructive, mindsets, habits, and actions. As a teacher and parent, …

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    The Clumsy Little Boy

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      Once there lived a clumsy little boy. When he was very little, learning to walk turned out to be a chore. He preferred to sit quietly on the couch and watch his little world go by. But finally, he did begin to explore around …

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