Author Archives: Kathryn Poulter

Real Stuff—Children’s Lit Corner

“Fireman Fred, Fireman Frank, lift the ladder, squirt the hose!” Several times a day I would hear phrases like this coming from my young son’s bedroom as he played with his fire truck toy and one leg of a pair … Continue reading

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Children’s Lit Corner: By the sentiments of our songs and the themes of our books

I’ve been doing some research up at the university library lately, in the special collections section. One of the early settlers of my town was a woman named Minnie Frances Hayden Howard. She was a doctor, graduating from medical school … Continue reading

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Children’s Lit Corner—Biographies: A view from someone else’s eyes

One New Year’s Day when I was on my mission, I remember I was at a member’s house and I had a little bit of time to look through her set of old Encyclopedia Britannicas. I don’t remember why I … Continue reading

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Children’s Lit Corner

I learned to read books out loud after going on a vacation with my grandparents and listening to Grandma read books to Grandpa all the way through Nevada and into California. I spelled her off every hour or so, but … Continue reading

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Children’s Lit Corner

We’ve recently had the delightful experience of sharing our home with a young foreign exchange student from Poland. Not only are we eating lots of Polish meals (pirogi, bigos, ciasto z sliwkami, to name a few) but also have the … Continue reading

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Children’s Lit Corner: Books in a Series

Years ago when I was on my mission, someone sent me a card that had a pithy quote from Cicero on it, at least I think it was Cicero. It might have been Sophocles. Anyway, this is what it said, … Continue reading

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Children’s Lit Corner

I love a good guessing game. So for today’s blog entry, I have gathered together some of my favorite children’s books and written their first lines here. See if you can guess which book each quote comes from. 1. “‘Where’s … Continue reading

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Children’s Lit Corner

Two weeks ago my oldest son was feeding the dogs. They are big dogs, HUGE dogs (Newfies), and they love Ben so much they can’t help but want to climb all over him. Unfortunately, it was an icy day, and … Continue reading

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Children’s Lit Corner

I don’t write nearly as many checks as I used to before they came out with debit cards, so I find that it always takes me quite awhile to train myself to write the next year when I jot down … Continue reading

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Children’s Lit Corner

One Saturday when I was about nine or ten years old I made an amazing discovery. There was a ballpark about a block and a half from my house, and as I was walking along the cracked sidewalk beside the … Continue reading

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