Monsieur Marceau by Leda Schubert
Illustrated by Gerard Dubois

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December has been designated Read a New Book Month. During this month many hunt for new books to give as gifts. If you are one of those people, take a look at the picture book biography, Monsieur Marceau, written by Leda Schubert and illustrated by Gerard Dubois, winner this year of NCTE’s Orbis Pictus Award. […]

History, Theater, World War II
Featured on December 10

The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood

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Today marks both the probable birthday and death day of the most famous author in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) of Stratford-upon-Avon. In honor of the bard, April 23 has been designated “Talk Like Shakespeare Day.” You can find lots of ideas at Call any tormentor a “jackanapes” or “white-livered canker-blossom.” Instead of […]

Adventure, British, History, London, Theater
Featured on April 23

Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams

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The game’s afoot. For all Sherlock Holmes fans, from March 16-18 in Cape May, New Jersey, the Sherlock Holmes Weekend takes place. Everyone attending the event at the Inn of Cape May, preferably in Victorian attire, will be attempting to solve a mystery. Well, I wish I could be there—for no other reason than to […]

School, Theater
Featured on March 18

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