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April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month

[ 1 ] April 1, 2010 |

By Katy Killilea April is National Poetry month, and kids are natural poets. They’ve got that unselfconscious rhythm, love to rhyme, and they get passionate pleasure from alliteration. While they’re pounding out the beats all year long, we can celebrate poetry month with special activities that people of many ages can get into. 1. Hinky […]

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Children’s Book Review: <em>When Rain Falls</em> by Melissa Stewart and illustrations by Constance R. Bergum

Children’s Book Review: When Rain Falls by Melissa Stewart and illustrations by Constance R. Bergum

[ 0 ] March 31, 2010 |

Reviewed by Marcia Maynard What better time to read a book about rain than during this wet Rhode Island spring? Melissa Stewart’s knowledge of science and her love of language are obvious in her picture book, When Rain Falls. Stewart connects her readers to the book by starting with a brother and sister who run […]

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Welcome Anika Denise, local author reviews children’s books on Kidoinfo

Welcome Anika Denise, local author reviews children’s books on Kidoinfo

[ 2 ] March 19, 2010 |

I would like to welcome Anika Denise as a new regular contributer to Kidoinfo. The author of “Pigs Love Potatoes” and the forthcoming “Bella And Stella Come Home”  will review children’s books; new ones, well-loved classics, and overlooked gems. Anika lives in Barrington, Rhode Island with her husband, Christopher and their two daughters, ages 8 […]

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Mother Daze Author Christine Carr to Visit Providence Public Library  on March 21

Mother Daze Author Christine Carr to Visit Providence Public Library on March 21

[ 1 ] March 17, 2010 |

Providence Public Library’s (Central Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence) visiting author series continues with Rhode Island author Christine Carr, who will present Mother Daze: Tales from the Imperfect Playground on Sunday, March 21 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm (Barnard Room, 3rd Floor). Mother Daze is a truthful account of modern motherhood, a virtual high five […]

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Book Review: LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! How a Movie is Made

Book Review: LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! How a Movie is Made

[ 0 ] March 4, 2010 |

Reviewed by Marcia Maynard Pop the popcorn, pour the juice. Get ready for a G-rated book by New England resident Gail Gibbons:  Lights! Camera! Actions! How a Movie is Made. The story begins with an excited producer waving a book that’s destined to become a hit movie. Gibbons explains the pre-production stage of hiring script […]

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Children’s Book Review: The Story of Rosa Parks by Patricia Pingry

Children’s Book Review: The Story of Rosa Parks by Patricia Pingry

[ 0 ] February 25, 2010 |

Reviewed by Marcia Maynard Looking for a biography for your preschooler? The Story of Rosa Parks, by Patricia Pingry is a perfect fit. In her board book, Pingry tells us the story of Rosa Parks’ life from birth to the Supreme Court ruling that segregation on city buses was unconstitutional. The story begins,  “Do you […]

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Living Under the Snow

Living Under the Snow

By Kristen Swanberg, Senior Director of Conservation, Audubon Society of Rhode Island Did you know that some animals live out the winter beneath the snow?  Scientists use the word subnivean to describe the world under the snow cover.  Snow acts as a thermal blanket, protecting animals like mice, voles, and shrews from the winter cold.  […]

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FLANNEL KISSES by Linda Crotta Brennan

FLANNEL KISSES by Linda Crotta Brennan

[ 5 ] January 28, 2010 |

Reviewed by Marcia Maynard Flannel Kisses is a cozy winter story about a family of five. Linda Crotta Brennan uses rhyming text to take her readers from morning to night on a snowy day. “Flannel sheets, Cold floor,” starts the book, as a girl wakes and leaves her bed. “Hot oatmeal, Out the door!”  We […]

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Take a break from the kids and read along with others in Rhode Island

Take a break from the kids and read along with others in Rhode Island

[ 1 ] January 19, 2010 |

The Rhode Island Center for the Book at Providence Public Library announces the 2010 title in this year’s statewide read project. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. About This Year’s Book Written with warmth and humor, the novel begins in 1946 beneath the hovering WWII cloud […]

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SNOW by Uri Shulevitz

SNOW by Uri Shulevitz

[ 0 ] January 11, 2010 |

Reviewed by Marcia Maynard Spotting the first snowflake of a storm brings excitement to a boy in Uri Shulevitz’s Snow. If you’re a parent in Rhode Island, you’ll feel a connection to this Caldecott honor book. The opening pages show  the gray world that’s seen before a snowstorm. But soon, one snowflake falls. A boy […]

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