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Posts by Dina Brasseur

Reading in a Winter Wonderland

Right before the first snowflakes fell on the streets of NYC this winter, I was walking along Fifth Avenue and came upon a production set. No matter how long I've lived in the city, this still provides a little thrill. The street was slick, and "snow" piled along the sidewalks. Twinkle lights glowed. It created quite the magical scene. I always check the brightly colored notices to figure out what's going on, and actually squealed when I realized the set was for the movie version of the long beloved children’s book

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Share Me! Interrupting Chicken

I have a regular who attends the St. Agnes reading aloud program, and every week, without fail, she lets me know the same little fact about herself. “I live in New York City.” Just like that. For no apparent reason and usually at the climax of a story I’m reading. It’s awesome. We’ve all had the experience of being interrupted while reading a book aloud, whether to one child or a whole group. Sometimes the interruption is just a question or comment about what’s happening, while other times, like the one I’ve 

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