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Introducing children to the magic of books and therein instilling a love of reading and literacy is one of the greatest gifts we can impart. The greatest writers are also prolific readers. It’s no surprise that many authors consider reading a crucial dimension of living and have taken to their pages to honour all things books. Let’s find our budding bookworms characters who love to immerse themselves in books and reading, or who celebrate libraries, book clubs, bookstores and anything that explores what we all know - books rule! (Fee @feeloves)

Books About Books - September Suggestions
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Whether they are called fairytales, legends, tall tales, fables, folklore, origin stories, or mythology, each of these stories carries pieces of history and cultural connections that draw lines of similarities between those separated by distance and time. They give us insight into the morals and beliefs of those who came before us, creating history lessons through drama and cultural lessons with plot. These stories provide a testament not only to who we are but how we've grown and what we've achieved throughout the years. They are ways to teach our children patience, perseverance, hope, love, kindness, bravery, and the importance of wit. No matter if your tales are of a Grimm version, told through song, or related by a coyote or a spider, we look forward to hearing them. (Wendy, @homegrownreader)

Fairytales - August Suggestions

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