Newbery Buzz #7: The Girl Who Drew Butterflies by Joyce Sidman

By Betsy | January 23, 2019

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies is a truly beautiful work of art, isn’t it, Megan? For readers who haven’t seen this gem yet, the book chronicles …

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Momlife: A Guest Post about Reading as a Mom

By Betsy | December 31, 2018

We welcome Bridgette Boudreaux today as she shares about her reading life as a mom.  Welcome, Bridgette! To start is great, to finish is divine …

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Reading Aloud to Tweens and Teens: A Guest Post about Kate Seredy’s books

By Betsy | December 28, 2018

Dawn Garrett joins us today to discuss reading Kate Seredy’s books aloud to her tweens and teens. For more about Dawn, see her bio below …

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The 2018 Reading Challenge: Interview with a Teen

By Betsy | December 26, 2018

I (Betsy) interviewed my teen daughter about her experience with the 2018 Reading Challenge. She’s a 13-year-old voracious reader who has clear genre preferences, but …

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The Books Worth a Library Fine

By Hayley | December 20, 2018

This post really happened.  It was written at the library with a stack of books and without coffee. It has been left close to its …

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Christmas Book Flood (or, Betsy’s Family’s Christmas Eve Book Extravaganza)

By Betsy | December 17, 2018

Traditions Traditions are marvelous things, aren’t they? The best traditions anchor our celebrations, our family and church life, and even our culture’s collective experience. Sometimes, …

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The Year in Books – RR Staff Reflections

By Janie | December 12, 2018

Are you the kind of person who asks, “What have you been reading lately?”  Betsy, Megan, Janie, and Hayley took some time to reflect about …

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"Hurray for Re-Issues!" by Gladys Hunt

By Janie | November 1, 2018

We end our series of posts by Gladys Hunt with a tribute to classic picture books, recently re-issued. In the last few years publishers have …

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"Never Underestimate a Gift Book" by Gladys Hunt

By Betsy | October 29, 2018

We’re nearing the end of this fantastic series by Gladys Hunt. If you’re just checking in, please do check out The Hive for a list …

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“Look for Illustrators” by Gladys Hunt

By Janie | October 25, 2018

We’re up to the sixteenth in our series of posts by Gladys Hunt, author of Honey for a Child’s Heart.  In this one, she shares …

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