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These books contain tales of bravery, adventure, humor, excitement and distant lands.  Most importantly - they are all true!

From childhood recollections of blizzards and facts about interesting places, to the lives of people who shaped the world around us.  These stories help children learn about, and connect with, their history and their world from a perspective similar to their own.  Not only will they open up a child's budding curiosity, even grown-ups will discover themselves learning something new!

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April showers may bring May flowers, by the spring rains can also leave you stuck indoors a lot of the time.  That makes it the perfect time for a bit of creativity: painting, drawing, dancing, singing, making and creative play!  Whatever you enjoy and whatever your age, these books will spark your creativity and help you survive 'till the sun is shining again.

 Animal Shapes, by Christopher Silas Neil

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Animal Stories!  Who doesn't love stories about cute, cuddly animals?

From silly rhymes and fascinating facts to heart-warming stories and exciting new concepts, these ten animal stories that will delight readers of all ages.

 

Hello. Hello!, by Brendan Wenzel

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It’s hard to believe, but Curious George is 78 years old!  Since his first appearance in 1941 George, and his good friend the Man in the Yellow Hat, have had countless adventures, been translated into at least twenty different languages, spawned several television series, a feature film and countless other adaptations. 

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This week's spotlight on the collection, written by Katherine A. Cassetta, focuses on a copy of an oration provided by Dr. Joseph Warren on the events known today as the Boston Massacre. This commemorative speech will be known officially as An Oration; Delivered March Sixth, 1775.

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Our spotlight on the collection blog today has been provided by our Salve Regina volunteer Katherine A. Cassetta.

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From the Collection: Don Quixote

This Collections Blog is the second in a series of blogs from our Salve Regina volunteer, Clare Daly.

 

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 Thanksgiving is upon us with all the trappings of the modern holiday that we know and love (parades, football, and a ridiculous amount of food), but how much do we know about the historical event from almost four centuries ago that inspired our modern celebration?

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