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Once upon a time there was a girl who swore she would never have a child of her own.  What for?  She already had a perfectly good step-daughter that she was raising as her own.  One kid was enough for her.  Then one day the girl discovered she was pregnant.  She had no idea what [...]

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Last year I shared a fun kids’ series here on the blog – The Buddy Files.   Buddy’s adventures continue in the Case of the School Ghost by Doris Hillestad Butler.  Buddy is an exceptional golden retriever with the sort of skills that make him surprisingly adept at solving mysteries.  It helps of course that he [...]

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Fly Guy

Now that my daughter is in the 1st grade she has begun taking AR tests.  AR stands for Accelerated Reader, in case you didn’t know, and is how Tacoma Public Schools measures the reading level of kids in elementary and middle school.  The last test she took was on Tedd Arnold’s Fly Guy vs the [...]

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The First Day of School

While some kids have already started the 2012/13 school year, Tacoma students aren’t set to begin until Sept. 5th.  The first day of school can be frightening for younger kids, especially if they are starting their very first year at school, so I thought I would highlight a few books that may help your little one [...]

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Children’s author/illustrator Mo Willems has quickly become a favorite among kids and parents; myself included.  His books are simple yet full of life.  Those are my favorite kind, the simple ones, where imagination can really take over.  Willems has a few different children’s series but my favorite by far are his Pigeon books.  The first, [...]

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