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Liz Shanks

Welcome to Liz’s Book Snuggery

08.19.2011

Hi, my name is Liz Shanks and I am excited to [...] read full post ->

“The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf; Drawings by Robert Lawson

Celebrating 75 Years of Ferdinand the Bull

08.05.2011

“The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf; [...] read full post ->

Joy To the World

Celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah with these classics

12.12.2010

“I can not live without books.” So says [...] read full post ->

Very Hungry Caterpillar

March 21 is Very Hungry Caterpillar Day!

03.14.2011

Picture book authors are a very special [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday: Amos and Boris

07.20.2016

Liz reads William Steig's Amos & Boris.

James

Fifty Glorious Years of “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl

09.20.2011

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl; [...] read full post ->

Way Back Wednesday: Tomi Ungerer

09.28.2011

This week’s Way Back Wednesday feature [...] read full post ->

Frances

Way Back Wednesday

11.30.2016

Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell and [...] read full post ->

Hornbooks and Inkwells

The More Things Change…The More They Stay the Same

10.17.2011

Hornbooks and Inkwells By Verla Kay; [...] read full post ->

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Way Back Wednesday

10.19.2011

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel Story and [...] read full post ->

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Way Back Wednesday!

11.02.2011

Anatole By Eve Titus; pictures by Paul [...] read full post ->

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Courage, Tenacity and Self-Reliance

11.29.2016

The Bobbin Girl By Emily Arnold McCully [...] read full post ->

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Celebrating the Art of the Picture Book

11.14.2011

Penguin Portfolio A Spotlight on Picture [...] read full post ->

fred

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

11.16.2016

Frederick by Leo Lionni   Honored [...] read full post ->

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Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

01.18.2012

Peppe the Lamplighter by Elisa Bartone; [...] read full post ->

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Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

11.30.2011

Miss Rumphius Story and Pictures by Barbara [...] read full post ->

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Way Back Wednesday Essential Christmas Treat

12.14.2011

Father Christmas By Raymond Briggs Raymond [...] read full post ->

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A Timeless Story, A Book of Beauty

12.15.2011

The Christmas Story From the gospels of [...] read full post ->

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Combining History and Holiday

12.16.2014

Hanukkah At Valley Forge By Stephen Krensky, [...] read full post ->

listentosilentnight

The Sounds of a Silent Night

12.23.2011

  Listen to the Silent Night By Dandi [...] read full post ->

snowyday50th

Way Back Wednesday Classic: The Snowfall Continues for 50 Years!

01.04.2012

The Snowy Day By Ezra Jack Keats This past [...] read full post ->

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A Tale as Old as Time

01.09.2012

Beauty and the Beast By Jan Brett In case you [...] read full post ->

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A Testament to the Strength and Resilience of Women

02.23.2012

Coming on Home Soon By Jacqueline Woodson, [...] read full post ->

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Way Back Wednesday Classic

01.25.2012

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story From China [...] read full post ->

kite

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

02.01.2012

The Emperor and the Kite By Jane Yolen; [...] read full post ->

togo

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

02.29.2012

Togo By Robert J. Blake On February 13th, an [...] read full post ->

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Read Alouds Are Back!

03.26.2012

The Return of the “Read Aloud”   I [...] read full post ->

mirette

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

04.11.2012

Mirette on the High Wire- Emily Arnold [...] read full post ->

gng

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

04.18.2012

Good Night, Gorilla By Peggy Rathmann   [...] read full post ->

andy and the lion

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

04.25.2012

Andy And The Lion by James Daugherty Even the [...] read full post ->

dandelion

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

05.02.2012

Dandelion by Don Freeman I’m sure we’ve [...] read full post ->

strong and good

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

05.16.2012

They Were Strong and Good By Robert Lawson [...] read full post ->

sick day

The realm where a classic picture book shines

05.18.2012

A Sick Day for Amos McGee By Philip C. Stead [...] read full post ->

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Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

05.23.2012

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Retold and [...] read full post ->

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Father’s Day Is Here!

06.15.2012

Fly High Fly Low By Don Freeman   Dads [...] read full post ->

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Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

06.27.2012

Dr. De Soto by William Steig It’s no secret [...] read full post ->

time_of_wonder

Liz’s Summer Reading Pick

07.08.2017

Time of Wonder  by Robert McCloskey How [...] read full post ->

llama llama

A Win-Win for Parent and Child!

09.21.2012

Llama Llama Misses Mama By Anna Dewdney   If [...] read full post ->

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Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

09.19.2012

The Milkman By Carol Foskett Cordsen, [...] read full post ->

funnylittlewoman

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

10.19.2016

The Funny Little Woman Retold by Arlene Mosel [...] read full post ->

bug squad

Help Support Early Literacy Today!

10.04.2012

Join the Bug Squad and Read for the Record [...] read full post ->

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Celebrate Peter Rabbit’s 110th Birthday with a New Book!

10.18.2012

The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit By Emma [...] read full post ->

man who didnt wash

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

10.24.2012

The Man Who Didn’t Wash His Dishes By [...] read full post ->

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Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

11.07.2012

Swamp Angel By Anne Isaacs; illustrated by [...] read full post ->

mousekin

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

11.21.2012

Mousekin’s Thanksgiving By Edna Miller [...] read full post ->

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Happy 75th Birthday Caldecott Medal!

01.10.2013

The Coveted and Classic Caldecott Medal [...] read full post ->

pussinboots

A Classic Tale Reimagined

01.25.2013

“Puss in Boots” By Jerry Pinkney Fairy [...] read full post ->

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Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic: Celebrating 75 Years of the Caldecott

01.16.2013

Officer Buckle and Gloria By Peggy Rathmann [...] read full post ->

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Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Caldecott on Way Back Wednesday

01.30.2013

Madeline’s Rescue By Ludwig Bemelmans [...] read full post ->

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Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic: Celebrating 75 Years of the Caldecott

02.06.2013

Animals of the Bible By Dorothy P. Lathrop, [...] read full post ->

pecan pie baby

A Realistic Look at a Growing Family

03.01.2013

Pecan Pie Baby By Jacqueline Woodson, [...] read full post ->

country

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

03.27.2013

The Country Bunny And The Little Golden Shoes [...] read full post ->

Otis and the Puppy

Confronting One’s Fears with a Pal by Your Side!

05.06.2013

Otis and the Puppy By Loren Long   If [...] read full post ->

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Way Back Wednesday: Celebrating 75 Years of Caldecott Medals

05.08.2013

The Little Island By Margaret Wise Brown, [...] read full post ->

Duckling x 2

Double Ducks to Celebrate Mom on Her Day

05.10.2013

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey [...] read full post ->

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Celebrating 75 Years of the Caldecott Medal

08.16.2013

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears By [...] read full post ->

swimmy

Way Back Wednesday: Celebrating 75 Years of Caldecott Award Winners

06.19.2013

Swimmy By Leo Lionni   Today the Snuggery is [...] read full post ->

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Way Back Wednesday: The Canon of Picture Books

03.19.2018

Walking Down Corridors with the Caldecott [...] read full post ->

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Way Back Wednesday: The Doctor is in!

10.16.2013

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! By Dr. Seuss [...] read full post ->

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Way Back Wednesday: Celebrating 75 Years of the Caldecott Medal

11.06.2013

Inch by Inch By Leo Lionni   We have had our [...] read full post ->

babar

Way Back Wednesday: We Love BABAR!

12.04.2013

The Story of Babar the Little Elephant By [...] read full post ->

Jake and the Kids

Guest Blog Post from a Dad and a Bookstore Owner!

12.06.2013

Begin Reading with Your Child Today by Jake [...] read full post ->

zolotow

An Extraordinary Author, Editor, Publisher and Educator

12.09.2013

A Classic Lives Forever in the Hands of its [...] read full post ->

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Memories Are the True Gift of the Season

12.16.2013

Create a Holiday Picture Book Time Capsule [...] read full post ->

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Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

12.13.2017

The Beautiful Christmas Tree By Charlotte [...] read full post ->

friendly-beasts

Way Back Wednesday Holiday Classic

12.18.2013

The Friendly Beasts An Old English Christmas [...] read full post ->

babar wully

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

01.15.2014

Babar And The Wully-Wully By Laurent de [...] read full post ->

book_OwlMoon

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic: The Magic of an Owl

01.29.2014

Owl Moon By Jane Yolen; illustrated by John [...] read full post ->

cover_bookaday

365 Days of Picture Books!

02.10.2014

A Full Year Of Reading the Picture Book One [...] read full post ->

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Celebrate Presidents Day with a Terrific Picture Book for Young Readers!

02.16.2018

The Buck Stops Here: The Presidents of the [...] read full post ->

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Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

03.05.2014

Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Jan Brett [...] read full post ->

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Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic: Lentil by Robert McCloskey

05.07.2014

Lentil By Robert McCloskey   Yes, it’s [...] read full post ->

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Peter Spier’s Noah’s Ark and Art Will Sail Forever

05.08.2017

Noah’s Ark Illustrated by Peter Spier [...] read full post ->

religion

Organized Religion and Picture Books

06.16.2014

Religion As a Theme in Picture Books   I [...] read full post ->

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Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic: Bambino the Clown

06.25.2014

Bambino the Clown by George Schreiber   [...] read full post ->

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It Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without a New Jan Brett Picture Book!

12.18.2014

The Animals’ Santa By Jan Brett   [...] read full post ->

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Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

02.11.2015

Chanticleer and the Fox By Barbara Cooney [...] read full post ->

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Celebrate the Brothers Grimm

04.06.2015

Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm: A New [...] read full post ->

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Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

03.25.2015

Hansel and Gretel By The Brothers Grimm; [...] read full post ->

AtaleforEaster

Another Classic for Easter

03.25.2016

“A Tale for Easter” By Tasha [...] read full post ->

apt

Way Back Wednesday Essential Classic

10.12.2016

Apple Picking Time By Michele Benoit Slawson; [...] read full post ->

braveirene

Let Nothing Deter You in Life!

01.09.2017

Brave Irene By William Steig The howling [...] read full post ->

snowyday50th

Peter’s Red Snow Suit Still Fits Picture Book Readers Today!

01.25.2017

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tikki

Way Back Wednesday: Tikki Tikki Tembo

02.22.2017

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misschew

Celebrate Women’s History Month 2017 With Great Picture Books

03.09.2017

The Art of Miss Chew By Patricia Polacco [...] read full post ->

prayer

National Day of Prayer and a Timeless Picture Book Call from 1944

05.04.2017

Prayer for a Child Text by Rachel Field; [...] read full post ->

poetry

20th Century Poetry AND a 21st Century Poet with a Great Message

06.12.2017

Poetry, in the 21st century child’s [...] read full post ->

Adelaidetheflying

“Adelaide: The Flying Kangaroo” by Tomi Ungerer

03.25.2019

Kangaroos with wings? Bats bored with dark [...] read full post ->

rottenisland

“Rotten Island” by William Steig

05.28.2019

Every time I think to myself, oh Liz, too [...] read full post ->

thejuly4thstory

“The 4th Of July Story” by Alice Dalgliesh; illustrations by Marie Nonnast

07.03.2019

If you want to introduce your young readers [...] read full post ->

thestormbook

“The Storm Book” by Charlotte Zolotow; pictures by Margaret Bloy Graham

07.07.2019

Sublime picture books like this one sure can [...] read full post ->