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Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen | Debbi Michiko Florence
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Had an unexpected day off at my library today (a planned power outage to replace a utility pole) so I popped over to another county library location for some early chapter book inspiration. I‘m planning the reading lists for my #homeschoolbookclub groups this school year. Suggestions welcome, particularly ones with racially & ethnically diverse voices! #kidlit #weneeddiversebooks #chapterbooks

GirlNamedJesse I‘ve read several of these, but we looooove the King & Kayla books! Your reading list sounds awesome! 😊 4mo
Tamra The Zoey & Sassafras‘s series is great! 4mo
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Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles Into Comics | James Sturm, Alexis Frederick-Frost, Andrew Arnold, Center for Cartoon Studies
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Our last #homeschoolbookclub meeting of the school year is tomorrow! The theme is Bring Your Own Graphic Novel, so I hope they all found something they enjoyed and want to talk about! Personally, I‘m studying up on how to create your own comics 👩‍🎨 🎨 #graphicnovel #comics #raisingreaders #raisingwriters

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Tuesdays at the Castle | Jessica Day George
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Yesterday‘s #homeschoolbookclub for this book went great! We debated which cover we liked best (it was about half and half hardcover vs paperback) and our most surprising characters, then built our own castles. Hedgehog Hall here (complete with working drawbridge and Princess Hedge in the tower) was graciously left in the library for others to play with... definitely not because it wouldn‘t fit in anyone‘s car 😉 🏰 👑 🦔📚

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White Fur Flying | Patricia MacLachlan
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Happy #nationalpetday from Olive, who has heroically let me finish my book club homework with only minor interruptions 🐶 (and look! One of our books is even one of those “dogs cure everything” books, even if it features Great Pyrenees instead of beagles!) #homeschoolbookclub #kidlit

lisslalissar Can I just say your dog makes me happy whenever I see it in my timeline? Justice the wonder beagle says hello! And yay for homeschool book club! Mine crashed and burned very quickly, but I hope to try again at some point. 7mo
emtobiasz @lisslalissar aw thanks! Hey Justice! 👋 I‘m astounded this book club is still going strong (my older group regularly gets 16 kids 😳) but I‘m beyond thrilled they keep coming back! We‘re taking the summer off, but we‘ll see if attendance stays this steady come fall, too! 7mo
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Tuesdays at the Castle | Jessica Day George
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All right, enough fun reading. My next meeting of #homeschoolbookclub is tomorrow so I‘d better get to rereading the book!

ravenlee My daughter and I just love this series. 7mo
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Book Scavenger | Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
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Working on this week‘s #homeschoolbookclub book and plotting my own diabolical codes and ciphers... #dogsoflitsy #kidlit #middlegrade #mystery

TheBookDream Are you homeschooled? Or homeschooling? 9mo
emtobiasz @TheBookDream No, I‘m a children‘s librarian. I run a book club for homeschool kids in our area at the library. I have two different age groups that meet once a month. 9mo
ravenlee That‘s a really cool program! 9mo
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Tamra Want to read this one! 9mo
MaGoose @emtobiasz That's a great program. 9mo
emtobiasz @ravenlee @MaGoose thanks! @Tamra you should! It‘s super fun. 9mo
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Love That Dog | Sharon Creech
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I was so ready to breeze through this #kidlit reread last night before #homeschoolbookclub, and of course Sharon Creech snuck up on me again and made me tear up 😭 She‘s been doing that to me for 20+ years at this point, you‘d think I‘d expect it by now.

Pictured is one of the concrete poems the kids wrote— this group‘s prompt was “ball” #raisingreaders #librarianlife

Librarianaut That‘s an awesome book... 10mo
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The Third Mushroom | Jennifer L. Holm
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My next #homeschoolbookclub meeting is still three weeks away, but most of my kids have told me they‘ve already finished The Fourteenth Goldfish. Luckily the sequel just came out, and I figured I‘d better read it too. This is a pretty enjoyable follow up, although I felt the historical scientists, friendship elements, and tidy endings were laid on a bit too thick for me this time. Definitely read the other first. #kidlit #middlegrade

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Gregor the Overlander | Suzanne Collins
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I could have sworn I read this as a kid, but I sure don‘t remember any of it, and I would have already been 16 when it was published— unlikely but not impossible that I picked it up then. I‘m enjoying it now! #currentlyreading #kidlit #homeschoolbookclub

BiblioLitten My specs look the same🤓 1y
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Love That Dog | Sharon Creech
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This evening‘s #homeschoolbookclub prep with Olive (and a very yellow theme) #kidlit #dogsoflitsy

Tanner Awwww, Olive! ❤️🐶 1y
Daisey Love everything about this photo! 1y
Ireadkidlit I love this book! Between this, “I‘m Just No Good at Rhyming...” (by Chris Harris/Lane Smith), good ol‘ easy listening poems from “Where the Sidewalk Ends,” and some others, the Title 1 teacher & I turned a small group of tough 5th grade boys from poetry haters to enthusiasts/practitioners! Worked on the teacher too. It was nearly magical, the turnaround in a 3 week lesson. The world will always need poetry, & beagles 🐶. Oh, and I love YOUR dog! 1y
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