Dewey’s Christmas at the Library

The newest adventure in our New York Times bestselling series celebrates Dewey’s very first Christmas!

The holiday season is in full swing in Spencer — the lights are twinkling, the wreaths are hung, and Christmas bells are ringing. Inside the library, Dewey longs to be part of the holiday fun and after a series of silly misadventures, Dewey finds a way to add his own special touch to his beloved Christmas tree — and the results are Dew-rific!

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Tonsillitis and Red Velvet Cake

Yesterday was my Enginerd’s birthday, his favorite is Red Velvet Cake, so of course it had to be made and from scratch, because that’s what he likes. When I got up Friday morning and retrieved AppleBlossom from her crib, I noticed her sides were really hot and her cheeks red. I took her temperature immediately and found it to be 103.5*. Yuck. 🙁 Last weekend she had a 101-102 fever and we were thinking viral. Through out the week she acted better and even though she had a fever now and then it was low grade 98-99-100. So I called the pediatrician and we got an almost immediate appointment. Off we went… Flu test and screaming later… No flu, but puss on her tonsils. Tonsillitis. My 16 month old has tonsillitis. Ugh. 🙁 Then an hour at the pharmacy for Ammoxicillian… then the grocery store for the necessities of Red. . .

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If I Could Keep You Little by Marianne Richmond

IF I COULD KEEP YOU LITTLE exemplifies Marianne’s real insights into the human spirit and her beautiful illustrations that will touch children and adults and that are sure to be cherished for generations to come. Taking the reader on a journey of memory and expectation, IF I COULD KEEP YOU LITTLE showcases the fleeting little moments that reveal how a child changes and grows.

If I could keep you little,
I’d decide on matching clothes.
But then I’d miss you choosing
dots on top and stripes below

If I could keep you little
I’d cut your bread in shapes.
But then I’d miss you finding
“Hey! I like ketchup with my grapes!”

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