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Featured Author: Marguerite de Angeli


We are so pleased to feature author and illustrator Marguerite de Angeli for the month of December. Her stories and illustrations evoke feelings of warmth, love, and family and her characters are often learning how to choose the good and right in their daily lives. Through her stories Marguerite de Angeli introduces us to families from various historical time periods and regions. Many of her books are perfect read alouds for those children who are ready for longer picture books and beginning chapter books. Full descriptions of all of her authored books are publicly available for the month of December. Members can also view all of her illustrated works.
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Reshelving Alexandria has been a tremendous blessing to our family, saving us both time and money. Before Reshelving Alexandria, finding living literature for our children was a painstaking and time-consuming process; scouring book lists, hunting through blog posts and podcast notes, researching titles and subjects and authors and illustrators, speculating as to reading level and suitability for our family.

Because Reshelving Alexandria has already done this for me, bringing together the best of the best of living literature in a searchable and easily navigable database, it allows me to both focus and stretch our book budget by narrowing down my search to precisely those books that are the best fit for our family and then helping me to easily take advantage of free online books and used book searches to grow our family library. And all the time I am saving? What a joy to re-invest that in reading these books with my children!"

Johanna Bittle

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