Blog posts of '2016' 'June'

I Love Summer--Except...

I Love SummerI love all the fun
that summertime brings—
excepting, of course
just one or two things:
Except for the ticks
and spiders and bees.
Except for the pollen
from grasses and trees.
Except for the sunburn
and rashes from heat,
and sidewalks so hot
they burn up your feet.
Except for sour grapes
and melons with seeds,
and slithery snakes
that hide in the weeds.
Except for mosquitoes
that suck on your skin,
and all of the flies
that let themselves in.
Except for the warm nights
when I sleep in a cot.
Except for the weather
that’s humid and hot.
Except for the smog,
the dust, and the grime…
But other than that,
I love summertime.

© Janice Kuharski reprinted from Rolling in the Aisles, published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Stephen Carpenter.

"It's really crowded"

Spanish without Words

© copyright David Tarradas Agea from Spanish Without Words with permission from its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

Big Changes in Maternity Care

Picture of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn coauthor, Janelle Durham, details some of the major changes, chapter by chapter, in the latest edition of the best-selling guide in her Transition to Parenthood blog

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19th Annual Poetry Olio

2016 Poetry Olio

And don't forget to stop by Bruce Lansky's booth for autographs and fun! 

He'll be at booth #2500 at the International Literacy Association 61th Annual Conference 
July 9-11 at Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA.

We hope to see you there!

Newfangled Fairy Tales review

Newfangled Fairy Tales

Lilyn from Sci-Fi and Scary reviewed Newfangled Fairy Tales Book #1 and called it "utterly delightful. ...a great collection of contemporary fairy tales that will delight adults and children alike."

You can read the full review here.

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"I Wrote a Book"

I Wrote a Book by Robert Pottle

Paper Doll Chain

Paper Doll Chain

© copyright Trish Kuffner from The Preschooler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

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