Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart

FORGET-ME-NOTS: POEMS TO LEARN BY HEART is another wonderful collaboration between Mary Ann Hoberman, Children’s Poet Laureate, and renowned illustrator Michael Emberley. Featuring over 120 works from both classic and contemporary poets with vivid illustrations, this new collection of poems also includes tips for memorization and recitation just in time for National Poetry Month.

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Coblation Tonsillectomy in an almost three year old…

I’ve been pretty quiet lately. The stress level has been a bit elevated. AppleBlossom will turn three in the end of July and she’s been sick again, and again. We were thinking it was croup again because of the seal like barking cough, but the pediatrician said not this time. He said she looked fine (ears and nose etc) she just had huge tonsils. In the last several well and otherwise visits he has always said she has large tonsils, but this time he changed that comment to say huge. So off we were to a recommended ENT visit. We were able to see the same ENT/Nurse Practitioner team that I saw when I was so sick with that sinus infection that just would not leave (November – March/early April). After a look-see, we were given the recommendation for surgery. Today I was able to talk to the doctor in. . .

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Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by James Dean and Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt—the one with the four totally groovy buttons. But when one falls off, does Pete cry? Goodness no! He just keeps on singing his song—after all, what could be groovier than three groovy buttons? Count down with Pete in this rocking new story from the creators of the bestselling Pete the Cat books.

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Hippopposites by Janik Coats {Review}

Behold: an opposites book like no other. Simple pairings of words, both expected (small/large) and unexpected (clear/blurry), are humorously illustrated with a graphic and lovable red hippopotamus. Bold colors and surprising die-cuts and textures spice up this elegantly engaging board book.

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Bob the Builder: Adventures by the Sea

Bob and his Can-Do Crew are making waves and having fun in five new, sea-themed adventures in construction in Bob the Builder™: Adventures by the Sea, sailing onto DVD, Digital Download and On Demand May 22, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. From facing fears, correcting mistakes, doing good work and always getting the job done, Bob’s the man and when you’re on his team, life’s a beach!

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Fresh Produce Clothing – Summer Dress

After AppleBlossom was born I went back to wearing my early maternity clothes and then later I went back to some “real pants” no elastic waist, and “real bras” not nursing bras for about two weeks before I found I was pregnant with OrangeBlossom. In this second pregnancy I was able to wear the same things and added a new outfit here and there and was pretty set. Now, it has been nine months and I’ve lost 49 lbs. Yes! Almost 50!! The clothes I had before are not right. Now I know it is an often occurrence to discover that your body is not what you know or even recognize after having a baby, but I did not know which direction to go. I needed smaller, but not quite as small as pre pre pregnancy. Also, while some maternity clothes do fit, they are designed to emphasize a baby. . .

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Barney: Planes, Trains & Cars

Come along for a dino-mite ride filled with laughter, friends, fun and song with preschool favorite Barney™ and his playground pals in Barney: Planes, Trains & Cars, arriving on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand May 15, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Let your child’s imagination be their guide as they trek to places near and far by air, ground, rail and sea – all without ever leaving the comfort of your home – in these four new, transportation-themed adventures.

Trusted by moms and adored by children, Barney displays sharing, caring, imagining, dancing and learning on television and online and through live events, home entertainment, toys and publishing. The Emmy® award-winning series, Barney & Friends™ is one of the top-rated preschool shows today, airing on PBS KIDS® and Sprout®.

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Thomas & Friends: Engine Friends

Aspiring engineers will thrill at over 20 favorite Thomas & Friends® episodes on two DVD discs when Thomas & Friends: Engine Friends, comes to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand May 15, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Thomas, Toby, Percy and more favorite engine friends take you back to first meetings, learn about cooperation and discovery and realize the best adventures of all are the ones you can share with friends. Thomas fans won’t want to miss this timeless collection of Sodor’s finest moments of friendship on the tracks.

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Thomas & Friends: Up, Up & Away!

Thomas and his friends reach new heights in these high-flying adventures! Thomas and Percy have a special adventure as they try and try again to bring balloons to Mr. Bubbles’ Big Balloon Show. At the Children’s Steam Fair, Emily learns there are great rewards – and laughs — in helping others; Kevin tries his hook at Hide and Peep and Thomas has a wonky whistle! Up, Up & Away for fun and adventure with Thomas & Friends!

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