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November 2013 Calendar of Children's Books


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    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 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
    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 - Anniversary of Astrid Lindgren's Birth
  • Author Astrid Lindgren - All about the Swedish author's life and books
  • Pippi Longstocking - An overview of the 2007 edition of Astrid Lindgren's classic, with illustrations by Lauren Child
    November 25 - Birth Date of P.D. Eastman
  • Are you My Mother? - Eastman's classic book for the beginning reader
    Sundown November 27 (through December 5) - Hanukkah
  • Celebrate Hanukkah _ Nonfiction book in picture book format
  • Top Hanukkah Books - This is my annotated list of recommended children's books about Hanukkah.
  • Hanukkah Haiku - Festive, colorfully illustrated collection of haiku about one family's celebration of Hanukkah
    November 28 - Birthday of Artist Ed Young
  • Tsunami! - Stiking mixed media artwork complements a tale of caring regardless of the personal sacrifice required

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