Category Archives: Children’s Literature

On This Day in History: September 19

Up, Up and Away! On September 19, 1783, the Montgolfier Brothers launched the first hot air balloon carrying passengers: a sheep, a duck and a rooster. The balloon was launched from the gardens of the Palace of Versailles and witnessed … Continue reading

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“Ellen Tebbits” by Beverly Cleary

I was a good reader in first grade, and read lots of picture books, fairy tales and the whole Thornton W. Burgess series about Old Mother West Wind, Reddy Fox, Poor Mrs. Quack and the others. But then in the … Continue reading

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