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Madelyn’s Virginia-centric Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt

Try saying that five times fast. Here’s a summer-reading project I’ve wanted to put together for a long time: a scavenger hunt with a read-local twist. My hope is that you, the young readers in my home state, will get … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

During the summer, I sign my kids up for nearly every reading program I find. I’ve heard some parents worry that there shouldn’t be prizes because reading is a prize in itself (true). But many of the summer programs give … Continue reading

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National Book Festival

I was so happy Canary in the Coal Mine got to represent West Virginia at the National Book Festival this weekend in the Pavilion of States. Here’s a breakdown in pictures.                   … Continue reading

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Past the sell-by date, but…

I visited a library in Frederick, Md., this week, and the librarians asked me to bring along a craft. Fortunately, I had some Peeps left over from the last time I did book-related crafts with kids. Unfortunately, the Peeps had … Continue reading

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Almost Heaven…

Thanks to the librarians at West Virginia’s Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library who kept these finches — along with lots of stray birdseed — on their circulation desk to promote my visit and Canary in the Coal Mine. Apparently they’ve had … Continue reading

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