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Book Party Idea: Swallows and Amazons Forever!

I'm always on the alert for good book party possibilities; we throw one about once a quarter. This past Friday, we threw a lovely Swallows and ...
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Getting to Know Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943)

"My dear Eric, Once upon a time there was a frog called Mr. Jeremy Fisher . . ." A day earlier, Beatrix Potter had written ...
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Straight Talk About the Birds and the Bees

This is a review specifically for parents; librarians and teachers may benefit as well, but children should ask their parents first before reading further. This is also ...
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Twelfth Night: Shakespeare’s Christmas Play

Twelfth Night, or What You Will is not exactly a Christmas play, I'll admit. But "Twelfth Night" does refer to the 12th night of the ...
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Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is: Christmas Gifts!

Upholding My Reputation I've written before about the reputation I must uphold each year with my nieces and nephews. And it's that time of year ...
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  Dear Faithful Readers, Those of you who have been reading and interacting with Redeemed Reader for more than a year get a gold star ...
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Five Reasons to Read for Pleasure in College

I am a college student.  I am also an avid reader.  As I talk to fellow students, I have realized that it is a rarity to ...
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It’s Party Time! How to wish Will a happy 450th

What better way to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday than to throw a party!  With ten or more guests and liberal use of the suggestions below, it ...
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