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A Lack of Valentine’s Books From Me


My apologies dear friends. I had plans for a Valentine’s book list and was working on it all week; but to be honest, my heart just wasn’t in it. (No pun intended, but it seems it was unavoidable.) I have a few books that I love and will gladly highlight after storytime this weekend; but I’ve been sick all week and had several other weekly commitments that just sucked up all the post-worthy time. Please forgive my lapse.

If you are looking for a Valentine’s list, please visit Carter’s over on Design Mom or the Carle Museum’s list. There are some good options in there.

I hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day. I’ll be back soon with some more fun reviews!


(images from Things to Make and Do for Valentine’s Day by Tomie dePaola, 1976)

10 Things To Know About The Caldecott Medal

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The Caldecott medal sticker on A Sick Day For Amos McGee, (front), illustrated by Erin Stead

Monday, January 28, is a big day in the world of children’s picture books. The 2013 Caldecott Medal will be awarded as well as some honorable mentions. If you aren’t obsessed with children’s books like myself, then you may not care a lick; but in case you want to at least be a little knowledgeable, I am here to help. Here are 10 interesting things to know about the Caldecott Medal: Read the full post…

Thanksgiving Storytime Tomorrow!

Local Knoxvillians, don’t miss a Thanksgiving storytime tomorrow at 11am at Union Ave Books! We’ll be reading Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet which gives the fun story behind the big balloons in the Macy’s parade. We’ll also hopefully be reading the Devlins Cranberry Thanksgiving which is a marvelous vintage classic about a cranberry bread recipe and an attempted theft! See you there!

Loud Storytime Tomorrow At Union Ave Books!

It’s going to be a loud storytime tomorrow with another double feature. We’ll be starting off discussing all kinds of loud noises with The Loud Book! by Deborah Underwood and Renata Liwska and then we’ll settle in for a long, wild & crazy narrative about what happens on The Day the Cow Sneezed by James Flora. These are some of my favorite books folks, so don’t miss it tomorrow at 11am at Union Ave Books!