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The Big Golden Book of Dinosaurs by Dr. Robert T. Bakker

Renowned paleontologist Robert T. Bakker and award-winning paleoartist Luis V. Rey combine forces in this oversized picture book about the evolution of dinosaurs. From the conquest of land by dino ancestor Acanthostega during the Devonian Period, through the mass die-off of dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous Period, Bakker and Rey take readers on a safari through time while paying subtle homage to the 1960 Giant Golden Book Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Reptiles that inspired them both as young dinophiles. With stops along the way to look at monster bugs, ferocious fin-backs, fluffy dinosaurs, sea monsters and the 12-year-old girl who discovered them, dinosaur orchestras, tickling tyrannosaurs, and much, much more, this is a journey readers will never forget. It’s a perfect gift for young dinosaur lovers-as well as adult fans of Dr. Bakker and Luis Rey!

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Memoria Press Junior Kindergarten {Review – Part V – Prayer}

CMM JrK Review

Through these two books, my young preschooler daughter is getting a heart of prayer and a foundation of devotion time fairly regularly. She loves to memorize and recite prayers and this is such a precious time and set of memories for me that was helped to form and be created from the organization and recommendations of the Memoria Press Junior Kindergarten Curriculum.

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Memoria Press Junior Kindergarten {Review – Part IV – Poetry}

CMM JrK Review

Through the recommendations of Memoria Press in their curriculum package it is amazing what is possible to provide in a pre-school or Junior Kindergarten experience and I’d say the bulk of the best of it is within the literature and poetry section. Since there are 33 weeks and 34 literature selections, let me start with telling you about the poetry because of this, there is really only three. Two, however that you use on a regular basis throughout the year of curriculum in the lesson plans. The third doubles one week for both literature and poetry. A key element to the Jr. K curriculum, the music and poetry offers exposure to enduring childhood classics and satisfies the child’s intrinsic interest in story and song. The interesting and rich language of the music and poetry selections (yes, even simple Mother Goose Rhymes) helps the child develop a taste for and comfort. . .

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Baby’s Christmas by Esther and Eloise Wilkin

Baby’s Christmas by Ester Wilkin Illustrated by Eloise Wilkin Genre: Children’s Christmas Board Book Pages: Padded Board Book Date Published: September 11th, 2012 Publisher: Golden Baby, Golden Books, Random House   What did Santa leave for Baby? Let’s go in and see . . . This sweet rhyming story from 1959, illustrated by Eloise Wilkin, shows the presents that Santa brought for Baby’s first Christmas–“. . . a rocking horse, a bouncy swing, a shovel and a pail, a rubber duck, a little boat for Baby dear to sail. . .” Babies will love to watch this adorable baby playing with his toys and enjoying his first Christmas! And parents will love the sturdy pages and padded cover of the Golden Baby board books. This is really cute! I’ve known about Golden Books and have several from my own childhood that I share with my daughters. I did not however. . .

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