Favorite Children’s Books Translated from Swedish

The Children’s Library just put out a display of children’s books that originated in Sweden or the Swedish language.  Probably the most well-known series is Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. Astrid Lindgren was a national hero in Sweden.  There are various museums dedicated to her and her books.  In Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, there is […]

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Fun with Big Nate!

  Did you know there is a website all about Big Nate?  There is a list of books about him, games to play, videos to watch and comics to read.  They are all at www.bignatebooks.com.    

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Remember author Jean Craighead George

Children’s author and naturalist Jean Craighead George died May 15 at the age of 92.  She introduced many children to the joy of nature.  It is appropriate on the day after Endangered Species Day to celebrate by reading one of Jean Craighead George’s books. Julie of the Wolves, about a 13 year-old girl who flees […]

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Have you heard of Hervé Tullet?

Although he has been publishing books since 1994, French illustrator Hervé Tullet has burst onto the American children’s book scene in the last year or so. His first book published in America was Press Here.  Known as “The Prince of Preschool,” his books combine play with the book form. The publisher introduces the book like this: “Press the […]

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