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Hello world!  By way of introduction, this blog is meant for anyone who loves a good children’s book.–And isn’t that everyone?  Don’t we all have memories of our parents reading to us before bed each night, or snuggling up with a good book on a rainy day, or hiding under the covers with a flashlight to finish just one more chapter? 
 
I’ll be updating the blog each weekday with a review of a children’s book.  By “children’s book,” I mean a book targeted for children under age 12, which includes picture books, easy readers, chapter books, and juvenile fiction.  I’ll be including new books just off the press, as well as older books and classics.  Every once in a while, I may also include a book targeted at parents if the subject relates to literacy and education.
 
What am I hoping to accomplish by creating this blog?  Well, for starters, I love books and reading and enjoy sharing things I love with others.  In addition, as a new stay-at-home mother, I thought a blog would be a great way to connect with others who share my devotion to quality children’s literature.  My third reason (a somewhat selfish one) is that as a librarian-on-hiatus, I really want to stay up-to-date on what is happening in the publishing world and keep my finger in the pie, so to speak. 
 
For convenience sake, I’m including links to Amazon.com for anyone who would like to purchase a reviewed book.  But as a former librarian, I strongly urge readers to make a note of reviewed books you’d like to read and check them out at your local library. And please, tell me (and everyone else) what you think.  This site will be a much richer information space if everyone share’s their ideas.
 
Thank you, Welcome, and Keep Reading!
Jennifer
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