A New Season Awaits!

First Come the Zebra by Lynne Barasch two Kenyen boys with zebra in the background The East-West House Noguchi's Childhood in Japan a half-white half-Japanese boy stands on a path to a house Tofu Quilt by Ching Yeung Russell a bowl of Dan Lai custard sits on top of a stack of books

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Avoiding the Summer Slide

An article entitled “A need to read: What parents can do to encourage summer reading,” published on May 26, 2009, by Knox News states, “Summer slide. Although it sounds like some kind of toy, educators use the phrase to describe the dangerous loss in skills that occurs during the months of summer vacation—particularly reading proficiency.” There is great advice in this article to help you keep your kids from falling victim to the “summer slide.”

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Boys Read I and I Bob Marley

And they like it!

A great review of I and I Bob Marley was written by John Martin on the Boys Read blog, plus some nice words from I and I Bob Marley illustrator, Jesse Joshua Watson.

BUBBLES!

Spotted on the corner of 32nd Street and Madison Avenue, near the Lee & Low offices: bubbles.

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June’s Top 10 Bestsellers

You know you’re jealous of all the people who bought these awesome books — and you know what to do about that, don’t you?

June’s Top 10 Books on leeandlow.com

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The Limits of Freedom

When you leave your parents’ home you officially become an adult. Your newfound freedom allows you to make your own decisions without anyone telling you what to do. How exhilarating! You sleep when you’re tired. You eat when you’re hungry and drink when you’re thirsty. But personal freedom extends way beyond one’s basic needs. This freedom also allows you to try things you’ve always wanted to try, like having a Coke for breakfast. How about lunch and dinner? Three to four helpings of your favorite dish, why not? Speaking from a male perspective, there is something really exciting about eating large quantities!

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A Starred Review for Bob

I and I Bob Marley received a starred review from Booklist magazine. The review calls I and I “[A] rare, soulful tribute.”

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Paterson Prize for Books for Young People

Winners Abound!

Winner in the Grades 4-6 category:
Bird by Zetta Elliott, illustrated by Shadra Strickland

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Make Your Own Sushi

For a great cooking adventure, pair Hiromi’s Hands and this delicious activity.

Create a Father’s Day Card for Dad

For a fun craft project, pair In Daddy’s Arms I Am Tall with this activity to make the best card Dad has ever received.

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Exploring Children's Books Through the Lens of Diversity