40 Forever: Buy Now!

Support your local retailers
One fun way to help the economy is to shop locally. A hand-wrapped holiday gift from a local boutique (sent via US Mail to support your local letter carrier) is much more meaningful than something bought online from a huge corporation. It’s also good for your [...]

SongBook Highway Reunion at Fi-Stock

with BigDave, Trixie Martha, Chris LeRoy, Rebecca Hickman and MORST

Rebecca's Books and Birthdays: HAPPY BIRD DAY

It’s Draw a Picture of a Bird Day!
Here are my two favorite books of bird drawings:

A Nest for Celeste
by Henry Cole is one of my all-time favorite chapter books forchildren. It’s the story of a sweet-natured, courageous mouse named Celeste who befriends a teenage apprentice to the legendary bird artist, John James Audubon. [...]

Rebecca’s BOOKS and Birthdays: THOMAS EDISON

Happy Birthday, Thomas Edison!
“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.“
-Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Alva Edison earned 1,093 U.S. patents for his inventions which included the light bulb, the phonograph, and moving pictures.

Here are three great books about the American hero:

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Brown, Don. A Wizard [...]


Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks!
Here are two beautifully illustrated children’s books about the civil rights hero:

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Giovanni, Nikki, and Bryan Collier. Rosa. New York: Henry Holt, 2005.

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Pinkney, Andrea D, and J B. Pinkney. Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation. New York: Greenwillow Books, 2008.

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Rebecca's BOOKS and Birthdays: If Groundhog Day Happened Again Today

If Groundhog Day Happened Again Today This is What Rebecca Would Say About It…

Rebecca’s Books and Birthdays
Happy Groundhog Day!
According to legend, if the groundhog sees his shadow this morning, folks up north can expect six more weeks
of winter weather.

I’m glad I live in South Florida.

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Gibbons, Gail. Groundhog Day!New York: Holiday House, 2007.

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Rebecca’s Books and Birthdays: Happy Birthday, Virginia Woof!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Birthday, Virginia Woolf!
Woof! Michael Wertz’s newest book hits the shelves tomorrow morning–just in time for Virginia Woolf’s birthday!

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Franco, Betsy and Michael Wertz. A Dazzling Display of Dogs. Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press, 2011.

The critics say it’s doggone terrific!

Starred review, School Library Journal, January 1, 2011:
“This follow up [...]

Rebecca's BOOKS and BIRTHDAYS: January 21

Happy Birthday to Richie Havens!
Yasgur, Abigail, Joseph Lipner, and Barbara Mendes. Max Said Yes!: The Woodstock Story. Los Angeles, Calif: Change the Universe Press, 2009.
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“This book lets the light of Woodstock shine on to a new generation. Every home should have a copy of Max Said Yes! The [...]