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Tricky Questions to Fool Your Friends by Rosalind Van Gelder TW1367

  Tricky Questions to Fool Your Friends (formerly Monkeys Have Tails) by Rosalind Van Gelder, TW1367, 1st Scholastic paperback printing, 1968, unpaginated, approximately 45 pages. Illustrated by Boche Kaplan. DESCRIPTION: What kind of a bark can not be heard? What … Continue reading

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Featured Author: Clyde Robert Bulla

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Clyde Robert Bulla (Jan 9, 1914- May 23, 2007) was the author of over fifty books for children. His first book, The Donkey Cart, was published in 1946. “Born on a farm in a small town in Missouri, Bulla said … Continue reading

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Featured Author: Arnold Lobel

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“Arnold Stark Lobel (May 22, 1933–December 4, 1987) was a popular American author of [pre-school-age] children’s books. Among his most popular books are those of the Frog and Toad series, and Mouse Soup, which won the Garden State Children’s Book … Continue reading

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Military-related books

Why all the military books this week? I could say it is to commemorate Osama bin Laden’s assassination, but in reality, it is that I was at a book sale and found someone’s treasure trove of U.S.-related WWI and WWII-related … Continue reading

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Vintage Scholastic Prefix Meanings

The main prefixes are T, TX, TJ, TK, and TW. As far as I can tell, they do not stand for acronyms. They seem to be used by Scholastic to catagorize books for different age groups, and sometimes for content. … Continue reading

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Sarah and Katie by Dori White, TX2378

Sarah and Katie  by Dori White, TX2378, 1st Scholastic paperback printing, 1972, 168 pages. Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. DESCRIPTION: “Sarah can’t believe that someone in her class stole the teacher’s diamond ring. And now the principal suspects her. If … Continue reading

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The Case of the Marble Monster and Other Stories TX987

The Case of the Marble Monster and Other Stories (original title: Ooka The Wise) by I.G. Edmonds, Scholastic paperback printing, TX 947, 1973, 112 pages. Pictures by Sanae Yamazaki. DESCRIPTION: “If you were a judge, would you: punish a man … Continue reading

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