Tag Archives: Classics

Poetry and Inspiration

Poetry and Inspiration I will be the first to say that I am completely left brained and have no creativity in me at all. So poetry usually goes right over my head. However, the late Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends in hardcover at $ 18.99 is a great introduction to poetry for children. Using…
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Wheels are a Theme

I have chosen two favorites for my Wheels Theme. The first is a book based on the beloved Raffi children’s song, The Wheels on the Bus at $ $ 6.99 which incorporates a song, sounds and repetition for a title that your preschooler will quickly be able to ‘sing’ as you turn the pages. That’s…
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Children’s Book Memories

Share Your Favorite Memories with The Next Generation of Readers The Corner Shelf offers a combination of new children’s titles, like the ones from Roger Priddy, as well at time-honored classics. Don’t you have wonderful memories of reading Goodnight Moon or finger poems like The Eensy Weensy Spider to your child or grandchild? The Corner…
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Civil War Virginia History Specialist

Vivid Books Covering Culpeper in the Civil War One of the titles that best reflects the history of Culpeper County, Virginia during The War Between the States or Civil War, is Daniel Sutherland’s Seasons of War, subtitled The Ordeal of a Confederate Community. The book draws the reader into the heart of the Civil War…
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First Books for Babies

First Books for Babies British author Roger Priddy has created books for babies as early as 3 months old. New research shows that young babies will start to focus on high contrast images during tummy time. I recommend Hello Baby: Flash Cards at $ 7.99 or Hello Baby: Faces or Animals at $ 4.99 each…
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Two R’s: Rhymes and Repetition

Two R’s: Rhymes and Repetition By 6 months, babies are ready for books with Rhymes or Repetition. Well tested on my grandson, or Pudgy Peek-a-Boo @ $ 3.99. Other great choices are Sandra Boynton titles including Moo, Baa, La La La at $ 5.99 and more recent favorites in the Llama Llama Hoppity Hop group…
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A Mother’s Love and Home is Where the Heart Is

As a mother, I will devote one section to two great Dr. Seuss titles about mothers and the value of home. Are You My Mother in board at $ 4.99 and My Nest is Best in hardcover at $ 8.99 are two great toddler titles when your little one is ready for a beginning storyline.…
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Graduating from Board Books

Graduating from Board Books A Classic Library for 3’s, 4’s and 5 Year Olds This section is classic books that I believe all preschoolers should have and enjoy before entering Kindergarten. Around Kindergarten, most children move from reading stories many times to just reading a book once, although many will get ‘hooked’ on a series…
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