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Featured Author: Robert McCloskey

Robert McCloskey (1914 - 2003) was an American author and illustrator of great renown. His works are some of the most beloved and timeless books to grace children's literature. Two of his books, Make Way for Ducklings and Time of Wonder, were awarded the Caldecott Medal. Additionally, Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine and Journey Cake, Ho! (written by acclaimed children's author and his mother-in-law, Ruth Sawyer) were awarded Caldecott Honors. Don't mistakenly think he only wrote picture books for the littles! His Homer Price is an absolute delight of a chapter book and a huge hit among both boys and girls! If you haven't yet welcomed him into your home, now is an excellent time to do so! His illustrations are warm and welcoming, his stories delightful. This is one author that every child should have an opportunity to experience.
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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!"

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