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November 2014 Calendar of Children's Books

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child book cover - Peepers
Harcourt
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe cover art
HarperCollins
Cover art of the picture book Singing with Momma Lou
Lee & Low Books

Autumn

National Adoption Month

  • Emma's Yucky Brother - Review of a book for beginning readers by Canadian author Jean Little, part of a series about a little girl and her younger adopted brother

National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

  • Singing with Mama Lou - A picture book review of a story about a little girl maintaining a connection with her grandmother who has Alzheimer's disease

National American Indian Heritage Month

Picture Book Month - Annual celebration of children's picture books

November 1-2 - Day of the Dead

November 4 - Election Day

November 10 - Birthday of Author Neil Gaiman

  • Coraline - Popular with ages 8-12, a combination of fairy tale and ghost story
  • The Graveyard Book - Scary middle grade fantasy novel for which Gaiman received the John Newbery Medal

November 11 - Veterans Day

  • The Wall by Eve Bunting - A poignant picture book about a young boy and his father visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and finding the name of the boy's grandfather
  • America the Beautiful - Stunning illustrations coupled with the words of the poem by Katharine Lee Bates, made famous when it was used as song lyrics by composer Samuel A. Ward

November 14 - Birth Anniversary of Astrid Lindgren

November 15 - America Recycles Day

November 17 - Birthday of Author Christopher Paolini

November 25 - Birth Anniversary of P.D. Eastman

November 27 - Thanksgiving Day

November 28 - Birthday of Artist Ed Young

  • Tsunami! - Stiking mixed media artwork complements a tale of caring regardless of the personal sacrifice required

November 29 - Birth Anniversary of C.S. Lewis

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