Books & Film

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Watch This: Baigal Nuur - Lake Baikal

I've got the most incredibly beautiful art to share with you today. Premiering at Sundance Film Festival, Baigal Nuur - Lake Baikal, by artist Alisi Telengut, is an entrancing visual feast. 

Watch This: Baigal Nuur - Lake Baikal

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Lillie’s Loved Books for November-December

Recently, I was inspired to read again. I haven’t sat down and read a truly inspiring, breathtaking book in over a year. I listen to audiobooks for the most part, and then reread the physical copy! I read four amazing books this November and December; I’d love to give mini reviews for all of them.

Lillie’s Loved Books for November-December

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Read This: Agricultural Treasures Guidebook

I've got a great read for you today! Agricultural Treasures Guidebook, by renowned writer Cindy Ladage, is a deep look into 19 different agricultural treasures, mostly in the midwest (we ARE farm country, after all!). I grew up on a farm, and tractors, farming, and rural life were hallmarks of our town.

Learning more about and celebrating our agricultural treasures is both interesting and important. 

Redefining Aid: Unpacking the Insights of ‘Refugees, Self-Reliance, Development: A Critical History’ by Evan Easton-Calabria

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Nov 30, 2023 / 0 comments

Refugees, Self-Reliance, Development: A Critical History by Evan Easton-Calabria, published by Bristol University Press, offers a comprehensive exploration of the complex relationship between refugees and their experience of integrating in new communities. 

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Farm to Table: How Sorgho Squad Brings Sustainability Education to Life

In his thrilling book series Sorgho Squad, author Nate Blum takes readers on an exciting globetrotting adventure focused on sustainable farming. But beyond the riveting plot, the three-book series provides an insightful journey which tackles some of the most pressing challenges of the times while also educating and entertaining.

Farm to Table: How Sorgho Squad Brings Sustainability Education to Life

Halloween reads to go along with treats

Yesterday I kept a room of 22 costumed 2nd graders in my daughter’s class transfixed for a whole ten minutes.

And this was after their school Halloween parade and after they’d exhausted all the games we’d planned for the in-room party and while they were eating cupcakes, grapes, and caramel-dipped apple slices. (Well, I guess the cupcakes helped keep their mouths a little occupied.)

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Read This! There’s a Yeti in My Tummy

We’ve got such an incredible read aloud book to share with you today! There's a Yeti in my Tummy, written by Meredith Rusu with illustrations by Martín Morón, is a fun, playful read that teaches much to both parents and kids. Let me explain…

Read This! There’s a Yeti in My Tummy

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Win This: National Geographic's Bite, Sting, Kill! Book Blitz

 

Explore the animal kingdom like never before in this thrilling roundup of animals that bite, sting … and kill.

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Read This: Potatoes for Pirate Pearl

 

We've got a delicious new picture book to share with you today, Potatoes for Pirate Pearl, written by Jennifer Concepcion and illustrated by Chloe Burgett. The book will be released September 19, 2023.

This cleverly illustrated pirate-packed and hilarious read-aloud is an entertaining way to introduce young readers to where their food comes from.

Emetophobia warning: mentioned twice. 

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Read This: Beauty, Poetry, and Lived Experience in Agora

I've got a beautiful, important read to share with you today. Agora, by Gretchen Gales, with imagery by Christine Stoddard, is a phenomenological chapbook of poetry that meanders city streets while sharing the lived experience of agoraphobia. 

Read This: Beauty, Poetry, and Lived Experience in Agora

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