Reflections

November 17, 2016
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Natalie Babbitt, 1932-2016, and The Search for Delicious

Somewhere amid the news of the last two weeks (pretty intense news cycle, I understand) came word that Natalie Babbitt had died of lung cancer at […]
October 28, 2016
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Church History with Tim Challies

Today we are happy to bring you a virtual interview with pastor, author, and blogger extraordinaire —Tim Challies.  Tim serves as a pastor at Grace Fellowship […]
October 15, 2016
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Getting to Know A. A. Milne (1882 – 1956)

It began with a poem.  A poem about a little boy saying his prayers.  A. A. Milne gave it to his wife, and she mailed it […]
September 23, 2016
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Getting to Know Shirley Hughes (1927 —)

Quintessentially English, Shirley Hughes has delighted generations with her charming stories and beautiful illustrations. Growing up near Liverpool, England in the 1930s -40s, Hughes enjoyed such […]
September 16, 2016
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The Virtual Nightstand

In lieu of our former “Book Bits” and “Web Newbery” posts, we’re going to share a bit more of our personal reading lives with you, dear […]
July 23, 2016
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Talking about Books That Talk about Race

Not a “Newbery Buzz” post because these titles were published before 2016 and are already award winners! But, for similar posts in which Janie and Betsy discuss […]
July 5, 2016
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Reading Roald Dahl Redemptively: Two Thoughts

First posted in 2013. Summer is a great time for relaxing and reading of all kinds of fun books not usually assigned in literature class, like those […]
June 27, 2016
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Ask a Librarian: Peter Pan

We love hearing from our readers! Ask-a-Librarian is an occasional feature in which we answer a reader’s email query. There are plenty of books we have […]