Father Knows Five 11-8-13

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1.  Clifford, Ms. Frizzle, Captain Underpants, and WordGirl help David when his books fly away – or is it all a dream? Enjoy this great clip about the power and beauty of reading:

2.  Children’s Book NY Library Exhibit – What a great idea for a library!  I wish I was closer so I could take the kids:  “The ABC of It draws on collections across the Library to present the literature for children and teens against a sweeping backdrop of history, the arts, popular culture, and technological change. The books and related objects on view reveal hidden historical contexts and connections and invite second looks and fresh discoveries. They suggest that books for young people have stories to tell us about ourselves, and are rarely as simple as they seem.”  The pic below is from the exhibit and celebrates Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.


3.  Kelly Clarkson and Jane Austen – what?

4. & 5.  This is worth two for my list this week.  Read to your kids!