Books and Food with Kelsey Garrity Riley

Books and Food with Kelsey Garrity Riley

Secret Society of Books: Two things I imagine for your book inspiration: Idea one: You were sitting in a cozy restaurant pushing your dumplings around on their plate and you imagined them dancing on a stage. Idea two: You were asked in an interview what...

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Books to Celebrate Grandparents Day

Books to Celebrate Grandparents Day

“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” -- Alex Haley    There are so many beatiful picture books that celebrate grandparents in various ways. Priya Dreams of...

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Elephant and Piggie creators of young readers

Elephant and Piggie creators of young readers

We hit a major milestone this past year, everyone in our household is officially an independent reader!  My littlest one was reluctant to read out loud or on his own, his thoughts were why would you need to learn when you have five people willing to read...

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Books on Death and Bereavement for Children

Books on Death and Bereavement for Children

When I was six years old my father became ill by the time I was seven he had passed away. Seeing his health decline was painful and tumultuous. He didn't live to see his 40th birthday, and we were the first family anyone knew who's parent had died of...

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A Velocity of Being – Letters to a Young Reader

A Velocity of Being – Letters to a Young Reader

I would be doing any reader and lover of picture books a great disservice if I didn't share this book in all its brilliance. Every page drips with inspiration in visuals and text. Diverse voices and artwork fill the pages and just like a good story, some you will get...

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‘The Night Before Christmas’ illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa

‘The Night Before Christmas’ illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa

Every year I share this book and it's the most highly requested for a look inside. If you have been following Secret Society Of Books for a while, you know my love for vintage books. Gyo Fujikawa is special. Her work is exquisite and that is why this book is so well...

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November 18th is High-Five a Librarian Day

A librarian is so much more than a person who knows where all the books are. They are one of the most important people our kids come into contact with at school. I first came across Matthew Winner through The Children's Book Podcast which had a different name at that...

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The Language Of Spells

The Language Of Spells

A magical atmospheric middle-grade novel about courage, loss and the building of a friendship between an 11-year-old girl and a dragon. Age: 9- 12 years Grisha, a dragon, was born in the Black Forest in a time before magic was forgotten. A powerful sorcerer’s...

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