A Reason to Visit NYC, a Good List, and Fun Wallpaper…

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I’m taking the next week off to celebrate the Fourth, go to my son’s college orientation, and spend a few days in Chicago.  The Chicago visit is long overdue and somewhat of a family joke. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to many countries and all over the United States – except Chicago. My friends and family know how much I love the midwest and am loyal to Ohio, but for lots of reasons, I’ve never made it to the Windy City – until next week.  I will be visiting a few bookstores and checking out the Chicago bestseller lists so I’ll tell you about it soon, but for now, I’m leaving you with 3 fun things….

1. If you’re going to be in New York City this summer, be sure to check out the exhibit at the New York Public Library – The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter. So many awesome things to see, including the original Winnie-the-Pooh!  Here’s a link to the New York Times review of the exhibit:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/21/books/public-librarys-abc-of-it-looks-at-childrens-books.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

2. This list of “10 Children’s Books That Never Get Old”  by Curtis Sittenfeld appeared in Publishers Weekly. Her selections are not books that immediately come to mind, but I love each of her choices – especially Stand Straight, Ella Kate by Kate Klise.  Such a fun – and true – story!

Here’s the link to Sittenfeld’s list:

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/57998-10-children-s-books-that-never-get-old.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=dc1d4ef15b-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-dc1d4ef15b-304433593

3. And finally, check out this wallpaper. So great….I’m thinking of papering the whole house with this!

Have a Happy Fourth!  Eat lots of ice cream!!

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