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Sweet!: The Delicious Story of Candy; Today I will Fly!; Keeping Corner

The colorful jellybeans on the cover may be eye-catching, but it's what's inside this book that's the real treat. We know today's kids (and grownups) love candy, but is the sweet tooth a modern phenomenon? Hardly! It seems humans have been chasing a sugar rush since the dawn of time. In Sweet!, the authors go from the first human to brave a beehive to the complex process of making the world's finest chocolate, with lots of ooey-gooey goodness in-between. >More
 Resources

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 Scary toys

The toy-buying season is upon us, but there's a cloud over the joyful forays up and down the glutted aisles -- lead paint poisoning. >More
 Open range

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 Star Baby, This Jazz Man, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, Look At You! A Baby Body Book, One Naked Baby: Counting to Ten and Back Again

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 Wingra School: Rethinking how kids learn

The students at Wingra are articulate, reflective and eager to share their opinions. They refine their thoughts as Kass prods them to be more specific or clearer. >More
 Authority Song

A clinical developmental psychiatrist with 24 years of experience, Dr. Jocelyn Miller of Dean Health Systems observes that the kids she sees today are clearly "not the same kids" she worked with at the beginning of her career. What's changed? More and more, children from birth to five years old are raised in two households and in full-time daycare. >More
 Banjo Granny, Stuff to Hold Your Stuff , Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook for Young Readers and Eaters

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 Reading, riding, and healthy eating

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 Thinking positive

No parent is proud when negative behavior or discipline reports come home in their child's backpack. Regardless of many other differences among parents, most want to raise responsible, respectful kids who ultimately will grow into adults able to handle life's inevitable tense situations with tact and integrity. >More
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