Luck O’ the Irish Shamrock Paper Plate Craft

Friends: Here’s a fun quick craft for St. Patrick’s Day! Make a lucky shamrock out of a paper plate. Materials: 1 paper plate 1 green crayon Scissors Directions: First, fold the paper plate into quarters. Next, with the point at the bottom, cut out the shape of a heart. The paper plate’s point is the […] Read More

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New Jersey Association of School Librarians Conference 11-14 & 11-15-08

Friends: I arrived in East Brunswick, New Jersey on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at the Hilton Hotel for the New Jersey Association of School Librarians Conference. After signing books at the Libraries Unlimited booth, I went to dinner with Debby Laboon (Libraries Unlimited’s Authors Respresentative) and Anne Scharff (Greenwood Press’ Sales Representative). We met Judy […] Read More

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Craft: Coffee Filter Butterflies

Friends: Spring is around the corner! We can look forward to blossoms and butterflies. This is one of my favorite crafts to do with kids. It’s the classic coffee filter butterfly. It’s simple and fun. I think I learned this from Girl Scouts or summer camp when I was a child. Materials needed for two […] Read More

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