My baby girl is about 17 months old now. When my son was a bit older than this, I began my 1000 Books Project. It was a wonderful experience to track the books we read together. By the time we finished 1000 different books together, my son was reading on his own. Fast forward to

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I am working on a different project today, but I came across this amazing poem by E.A. Robinson (1869-1935), who won more than one Pulitzer Prize in poetry. It’s called “Zola,” and it so perfectly captures why I disliked Germinal at the same time I absolutely loved it. If you’ve read any Zola before, you

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You may have noticed I am reviewing an extra helping of picture books right now! Cybils season is well upon me. It works out really well, because November is also Picture Book Month! The fact is that November will be full of a flurry of picture book reviews as I tackle the books on the

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