Father Knows Five 2-14-14

*Every Friday we serve you an “a la carte” style list of 5 unique videos, articles, ideas, etc. from all kinds of locations. (If you are viewing this blog through your email subscription, please follow the link to our website to view all videos.)  See you next week…

1.  Lemony Snicket interviews Kate DiCamillo – two of our favorites authors in one place at one time!  Their books are treasures.

2. Famous Books Recreated By Babies – the pic below is our favorite:

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3.  Valentine Gifts for Booklovers! – incredibly wonderful ideas no matter what day of the year it is.

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4.  Infographic: The Oxford comma debate – a cool and very brief history of the contentious little comma, and arguments for both sides of the fight.

5.  An Interview with Eve Bunting – to honor our family’s favorite Valentine children’s book, The Valentine Bears, which we reviewed on Tuesday.  There are so many Eve Bunting books in our secret book room!

Father Knows Five 1-24-14

*Every Friday we serve you an “a la carte” style list of 5 unique videos, articles, ideas, etc. from all kinds of locations. (If you are viewing this blog through your email subscription, please follow the link to our website to view all videos.)  See you next week…

1.  One Amazing Set of Encyclopedias! – “What happens when an artist comes to face-to-face with an old, 24-volume Encyclopedia Britannica set? In the case of Montreal-based Guy Laramée, the answer would be to turn the vintage books into a medium for sculpture.”

2.  Good Night, Gorilla – the interesting story behind this children’s classic.

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3.  21 Reason to Quit Your Job and Become a Teacher – my favorite is #11.

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5.  A “Read Every Day” poster that reminds me of our family’s favorite summer beach on Jekyll Island in Georgia.  The poster was created by ‘Lucky Ducklings’ illustrator Nancy Carpenter:3a789b006fec133d3f07cbf79f729f4f