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Love | Matt de la Pea
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From Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Pena and bestselling illustrator Loren Long comes a story about the strongest bond there is and the diverse and powerful ways it connects us all. "In the beginning there is light and two wide-eyed figures standing near the foot of your bed and the sound of their voices is love....A cab driver plays love softly on his radiowhile you bounce in back with the bumps of the city and everything smells new, and it smells like life."In this heartfelt celebration of love, Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Pena and bestselling illustrator Loren Long depict the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond. With a lyrical text that's soothing and inspiring, this tender tale is a needed comfort and a new classic that will resonate with readers of every age.
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DebbieGrillo
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I'm teaching a new course this year called Growth, Goals and Grit 120: Skills for Success. Every student has a passion project. I'm doing it along with them, and have decided to blog about developing my practice as a teacher of writing. #teachersoflitsy https://t.co/LGckkULkGv

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Hollie
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Well, Goodreads tells me I read 19,670 pages across 60 books, which was two short of my goal, but I won‘t get time to read tomorrow. I finished the year with When Breath Becomes Air. I may not have met my goal, but I read some amazing books this year. In 2019, I‘m using book riot‘s excel spreadsheet to track my reading, but I‘m not setting a numbered goal. #yearinbooks

Crazeedi You did great! Congrats! 11mo
Hollie Thank you @Crazeedi ❤️ 11mo
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Hollie
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This gorgeous book came in the mail today for little nieces. I heard the author speak about his book “The Living” last year and before he wrapped up, he read us this- his first children‘s picture book, which has recently been published. I cried. It‘s so lovely and thoughtfully created. If anyone needs Xmas ideas for little readers, I highly recommend it!

Tamra It is a wonderful book! 12mo
LiteraryinLititz Thanks! I heard the author speak at a conference and he seems so nice. I‘ll have to check this out! 12mo
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Krisjericho
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Beautiful and poetic, but definitely felt like it was geared more toward adults than children. The illustrations are gorgeous, but the descriptions of love were too abstract for most of the picture book audience.

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GatheringBooks
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I‘ve had a series of non-stop mtgs on top of an evening class - my 1st session on Using Multicultural Picturebooks for Social and Emotional Learning, where I brought this book for read-aloud. My day was gloriously saved when a former student came into the class, fully made-up, apologized for her get-up, and informed me that she needed to leave at 7:15 pm because she just got married and would need to rush to attend her own wedding reception. ⬇️

GatheringBooks When I told her that she is naturally excused from the class and could go back to her wedding, she said that she didn‘t want to miss my first class, because that is how much this particular course means to her. If that isn‘t commitment, I don‘t know what is. It is these little things that remind me why I continue doing what I do - notwithstanding interminable meetings and exhausting admin work. This. 1y
GatheringBooks I should have taken a photo with her. And yes, she brought a stack of her favourites (consisting of the Ahlbergs, Van Allsburg among others) - because I emailed them before class to bring ONE book that meant a lot to them. Of course she brought a stack with her. She is from Quebec and used to work in a children‘s bookstore, and has studied children‘s lit as well in Canada. Love indeed. 💝 1y
4thhouseontheleft Wow!!! Your student sounds amazing! (And I hope she wasn‘t late for her own wedding reception!) 1y
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Moray_Reads She's basically already got her A! Amazing ❤️ 1y
Samplergal Holy moly! Talk about brownie points! 1y
Reggie That‘s awesome!!! 1y
Cathythoughts Well that is really something else for dedication 💫wow 1y
Tamra Yes, wow! 1y
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GatheringBooks
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#AdelesMayMashUp Day 13: #WhenWeWereYoung we immerse ourselves in the world of picturebooks- this is my spread today as I am on duty for our institution‘s PostGraduate Fair at Suntec Convention Centre for those who are interested to take their Masters in Early Childhood and Special Needs Education. This picturebook spread is from my personal collection. Working even on a Sunday and Mother‘s Day at that. :) 🧚🏼‍♀️💙

EJG31 Happy Mother's day! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are awesome!!!! 💗😘 2y
vkois88 Beautiful ❤ Happy Mother's Day! 2y
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WanderingBookaneer
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This book is too lovely. If it crosses your path, pick it up, read it, and let it warm your heart. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TheBookHippie
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March is reading month! Baggy Book and reading a story to classrooms today was on my agenda. This was my choice: LOVE by Matt De La Pena beautifully illustrated by Loren Long. Warm fuzzy beautiful read! 💛💛💛💛💛

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JenGrow
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“And in time you learn to recognize
a love overlooked.
A love that wakes at dawn and
rides to work on the bus.
A slice of burnt toast that tastes like love.”
-Beautiful, rich illustrations to match the beautifully deep words. #poetic #love #reallove #greatbook #picturebook

tpixie Welcome to Litsy! Check out @litsybookclub and @LitsyHappenings 2y
JenGrow @tpixie thank you! 2y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you are enjoying it here so far! 2y
JenGrow @DebinHawaii Thanks! It‘s been fun exploring! What a kind social media venue😊 2y
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TrishTheBibliophile
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I read this to my kids last night. It is such a beautiful book. I don‘t always post about picture books we read together, but I feel this one has so many good talking points. Love isn‘t in having big things, it‘s sometimes found in the daily things - even things like looking in the mirror ❤️

Tamra It is a LOVEly book for all ages. ❣️ 2y
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VanChocStrawberry
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This picture book is amazing. It‘s a celebration of all the ways that people are loved and are surrounded by love—even in small subtle ways that aren‘t always acknowledged with words. It‘s a quiet book, whose pictures have tons to look at. I think it would be a great bed time book. I also think it‘s an ideal baby shower gift and because of how it ends would work well as a graduation gift, too.

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DezaraeOsborne
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It's 5:00am and I can't sleep because I keep rereading the beautiful book and crying because it means so much to me.

"And in time you learn to recognize a love overlooked. A love that wakes at dawn and rides to work on the bus. A slice of burned toast that tastes like love."

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Peddler410
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This book is fantastic — talks about all kinds of ways love is shown. And Litsy people are always finding ways to share bookish love through friendships. This game is just one example I have encountered in my almost two years as a member of this community. Thank you @Mommamanzi We are having lots of fun!
Happy Valentines Day!

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GatheringBooks
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Eet eez here. And yes, it is everything readers described it would be. Raw, pulsating, achingly beautiful.

Cathythoughts Very good 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
Tamra It is just LOVELY! 💜 2y
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Tamra
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Love; it can be beautiful, fun, comforting, and sometimes scary & hard. I will be buying this one for Valentines Day. The illustrations.......they are Love too. 💜

Godmotherx5 💝 2y
stargazerblue49 This was so good! I loved it! 2y
Tamra @stargazerblue49 There are some picture books out there that are just amazingly creative and beautiful. My favorite in this book was the mirror spread - loving what you see in the mirror. 2y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Going to check this out!! I love books like this 2y
Tamra @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled it‘s really LOVELY. 😊 2y
EllieDottie I love this picture!!its so beautiful! 2y
Tamra @EllieDottie check the book out from your library - it may take awhile because it‘s brand new and a hit! 2y
Cathythoughts Lovely picture ❤️ 2y
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Hannah_Haymond
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This book is gorgeous - the text, the pictures, everything - and this mom of a toddler was tearing up by the first few pages. The author recently put out an essay about grappling with heavy issues with young children, and you can see the thought and care that went into these pages. It‘s a beautiful and necessary book and I loved it.

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Peddler410
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This. Book. Wonderful! The art work is Caldecott worthy and provides so much diversity. The text is so simple but holds so much meaning. I love this book. It gets ALL the stars!

Tamra Funny, I just requested this at the library!! 💛 2y
Peddler410 @Tamra Very worth the purchase! I might give a copy to all my friends for Valentines Day. 2y
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Peddler410
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Found this on a display with Valentines books. It‘s lovely.

Tamra This might be one of those I have to get for Valentines Day. ❤️ 2y
tpixie Great illustration! 2y
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hwheaties
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Little absolutely loves it when the #bookmail is for him.

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