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Happy Birthday, Jan Brett!
By [email protected] (Leroy the Library Dragon -)
December 1 is Jan Brett's birthday! Jan Brett is an amazing author/illustrator who has written and illustrated fabulous picture books like The Mitten, The Wild Christmas Reindeer, Three Snow Bears, and The Hat. ...
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The Story of Christmas Music Unit Study
By Vegiemama(Vegiemama)
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Jan Brett The Twelve Days of Christmas by Joanna Isles The 12 Days of Christmas: A Pop-Up Celebration by Robert Sabuda Silent Night: A Christmas Carol is Born by Maureen Brett Hooper ...
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Rainy Days and Saturdays
By Linda(Linda)
Bought a couple of magazines and a Jan Brett book on remainder (I love her beautiful illustrations!). We also stopped at Michaels, where I was lucky to find a pinking shears for a reasonable amount of money (thank you, coupon!). ...
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December 2008
By tcns
Next we?ll read Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett. Of course we?ll make and decorate our own gingerbread people, decorate a paper gingerbread house, and make foam gingerbread ornaments. Finally, we?ll squeeze two holidays into one week and ...
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Holiday Cheer
By Andrea Q(Andrea Q)
... Birdie Advent Calendar (or Ornament) from Skip to My Lou; Amigurumi Turtle (Registration Required) from Lion Brand Yarn; Make a Paper Snowflake Chain; Stacked Fabric Trees from The Small Object; Traditional Paper Ornaments by Jan Brett.
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By Putz(Putz)
it is curiouser and couriouser that people in christmas troll stories look exactly like people you is that??? my grandaughter megan is here for the thanksgiving holidays and her express person is in jan brett's christmas ...
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7/8 happy
By Jennifer
My son is all about Jan Brett right now, so these are particularly exciting. And from my expat sister - three of the Harry Potter books in their original English. (I thought that joke was hilarious, but my husband didn't get it. ...

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saint patricks day photo
By Odericus Randle(Odericus Randle)
Color Saint Patrick's Day Rainbow (Jan Brett) Color Hedgehog Leprechaun (Jan Brett). ... for Honore - Beaumont and Galveston County KC - Winners both days (new show photo ... Happy Saint Patricks Day - Boris and Sergei Nichols. premium ...
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Junketing around the Junction, Nov. 27
Concord Journal - MA, USA
Featured books include “The Snowy Day,” written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats; “Gingerbread Friends,” written and illustrated by Jan Brett; ...

Preschool Lesson Ideas for Ice and Snow
By IAEC Consultants
Snow is appropriate for use with beginning readers, as is the repetitive, rhyming vocabulary of The Jacket I Wear in the Snow. For very young preschoolers, Jan Brett’s beautifully illustrated story, The Mitten, (Putnam Juvenile, 1996), ...
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Video Wednesday: Jan Brett
By Sonja Cole
In honor of Jan Brett's birthday on December 1, Scholastic has compiled this Author Study with lesson plans for many of her beloved picture books. Jan Brett's Home Page has 4691 pages of free activities, coloring pages, projects, games, ...
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Penguin Authors Recommend Favorite Books in "What to Give and What ...
By Penguin Group USA
Elizabeth Gilbert, Khaled Hosseini, Geraldine Brooks, Nick Hornby, Jan Karon, Michael Pollan, Stuart Woods, Mike Lupica, Jan Brett, WEB Griffin, Nathaniel Philbrick and many other New York Times bestselling, award-winning Penguin Group ...
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Buried by Christmas Card Pieces
By cpeep(cpeep)
I decided to use the little Jan Brett gingerbread pop-ups, with a gingerbread baby on the front. That would be in addition to the other 100 "regular" cards I need to make. They're coming along okay. Still need to write some news and ...
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Education World Lesson Planning Newsletter -- Volume 10, Issue 48
By HowTo(HowTo)
Ele-Middle Edits Jan Brett, Illinois, frozen foods? Vocab-ulous! Words that begin with N. ...
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Library celebrates the season with a variety of activities
Leominster Champion - MA, USA
Enjoy "The Mitten" by Jan Brett, and afterwards, make some mitten themed holiday cards at 10 am Friday, Dec. 12. For kids ages 4 to 7. ...
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In the Neighborhood
Battle Creek Enquirer - Battle Creek,MI,USA
After hearing the book "Berlioz the Bear" by Jan Brett read aloud by the library staff, children will complete a simple craft. ...
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On a reading safari
Old Colony Memorial and Plymouth Bulletin - Plymouth,MA,USA
By Staff reports In her book Honey, Honey Lion, Jan Brett takes children on an African safari for a lesson in sharing. At Federal Furnace Elementary School ...
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A mixed sleigh full of holiday books for kids
WTOP - Washington,DC,USA
_ "Night Before Christmas" ($17.99, ages 4-8, Putnam), written and illustrated by Jan Brett. This is the 10th anniversary hardcover of Brett's magical ...
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Indie Bestsellers
By All4Word(All4Word)
Gingerbread Friends - Jan Brett, Putnam, $17.99, 9780399251610. 7.Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion - Mark Cotta Vaz, Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316043137. 8.Brava, Strega Nona! - Tomie dePaola, Putnam, $29.99, ...

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Some Christmas Books
By Kansas Mom(Kansas Mom)
Gingerbread Baby , illustrated by Jan Brett is (not surprisingly) beautifully illustrated and a lot of fun. First Son particularly loves the peek into the gingerbread house at the end. The Legend of the Poinsettia and The Night of Las ...
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'Tis the Season
By Boris the Book Hog(Boris the Book Hog)
Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett Santa Duck by David Milgrim Christmas Tree! by Wendell and Florence Minor Are You Grumpy, Santa? by Gregg and Evan Spiridellis Penguin's Special Christmas Tree by Jeannie St. John Taylor ...

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Top children's books...for holiday or any time
By Frugal Scholar(Frugal Scholar)
The Mitten --- Jan Brett The Mountain That Loved a Bird --- Alice Mclerran The Mountains of Tibet Mordecai --- Gerstein The Mysteries of Harris Burdick --- Chris van Allsburg The Polar Express --- Chris van Allsburg ...
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Education World Weekly Newsletter Vol. 12 Issue 48
By HowTo(HowTo)
Ele-Middle Edits Jan Brett, Illinois, frozen foods? Vocab-ulous! Words that begin with N. ...
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Charlotte Mason Companion
By Blair(Blair)
For example, Elizabeth Foss creates a lesson based on Jan Brett's Twas the Night Before Christmas book here. You might read the book together and then write down a child's narration of it and have them illustrate. ...
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Writers on Writing: Five Quick Quotes
By jimmy
You just go.? ? Jan Brett. ?You never want to write about a perfect person. Look at Ramona Quimby. She?s not perfect ? but it?s the failings that remind us of ourselves. That?s what builds character.? ? Patricia Reilly Giff.

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Turkey Day Printables from Jan Brett
By Heather Bragdon
Do you need to keep some young ones busy on Thanksgiving Day? Print out a bunch of these adorable printables from Jan Brett in advance and have them ready on the kids' table!Turkey Day Printables from Jan Brett.

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The Mitten: A Urkranian Folktale by: Jan Brett - Illustrator Study
By Kelli(Kelli)
This book is being retold by Jan Brett; my favorite part of this story is you can download a mitten and the animals from the story at Jan Brett's web site. This book would be great to read to your younger students, kindergarten to 1st ...
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The Mitten
By Nicole(Nicole)
The best part of the story is the borders that Jan Brett is so famous for. The border of this story is Nicki wandering through the woods with no idea that he has even lost his mitten. It is almost as if there are two stories in one ...
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'Gingerbread Friends,' by Jan Brett
Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
BY ZACHARY DOWNS AND REID RUBIO The story line for "Gingerbread Friends" by Jan Brett (Putnam, $17.99) is like the "Gingerbread Man" folktale you probably ...
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Our All-Time Favorite Children's Books
By Shannon(Shannon)
Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett The Glorious Flight by Martin and Alice Provensen Handel, Who Knew What He Liked by MT Anderson Harold and the Purple Crayon by Ruth Krauss How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman ...

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books for new readers...
By kerry macleod
Jan Brett's books, The Mitten, The Hat, Gingerbread Baby, and The Night Before Christmas are all filled with velvety-rich paintings. Mark Teague. Kids cannot resist dinosaurs and the How Do Dinosaurs...books are all hilarious. ...
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Christmas Mittens
By Urban Domestic Goddess(Urban Domestic Goddess)
I got him three books (The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, The Mitten by Jan Brett, and Winter in White by Robert Sabuda), a children's Nativity set, and a T-shirt from Threadless. Of course, I also had to knit him something. ...
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Adoption Books
By Cara(Cara)
The Mitten by Jan Brett. The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco. The Magic Nesting Doll by Jacqueline Ogburn. Babushkas Mother Goose by Patricia Polacco. Favorite Russian Fairy Tales by Arthur Ransome. The Littlest Matryoshka by Corinne ...
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Bring the children to see and read Jan Brett's books, Gingerbread Baby and her new, Gingerbread Friends as the pages of the stories will be displayed in the ...
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Gingerbread Friends
By [email protected]
Island Heights Branch Monday, Dec. 15, 7:00 pm Registration required. Call 732-270-6266 or register online.. Enjoy Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett and create a gingerbread craft. We?ll even decorate real gingerbread cookies to eat!
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Off the stacks - events at the Wilton Library
Wilton Villager - CT
1 -- Jan Brett's Birthday Stories and Craft, 4 - 4:45 pm Mrs. Keogh will read stories written by this well-known author and children will make a craft to ...
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I really wanted to go because of a recent post of Clare's about Jan Brett books. I was really excited to see if they had a good selection and get some to read to Anja, but when we got over there we found the whole Youth Room CLOSED! ...
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Learn about Jan Brett!
By shortfry27
I recently finished and author study on Jan Brett. She is an amazing and inspiring woman who writes and illustrates books. Jan takes learning and reading to a whole new level. You can locate more information about her on the right of ...
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National Children's Book Week
By Mel(Mel)
We LOVE Jan Brett so she is one, then Eric Carle, Laura Numeroff, and AA Milne. Tuesday to Friday, we will have an author of the day, and Friday we will pick our very favorite. We will have guest readers (Uriah, one of the high ...
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The Twelve Days of Christmas, board book
By Hanafee(Hanafee)
Jan Brett's The Twelve Days of Christmas has long been a holiday favorite. Now this classic picture book is a charming board book for sharing the wonder and magic of Christmas with the youngest readers. And like the board book editions ...
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Mom: Timothy, what is your favorite Jan Brett book? Timothy: The Hat Mom: What do you like about The Hat? Timothy: It has a border trim! So I have some work to do on the whole "interview" process, but Timothy's pick is a great one! ...
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Onslow Lejeune Reading Council
By Ms. Wilson(Ms. Wilson)
Onslow Lejeune Reading Council will meet at Logans Thursday November 20 at 5pm. We will be planning our author visit. Hopefully Jan Brett can come when she is visiting her daughter who is a Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune. ...
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Read_by_tree Top 5 AR Point Earners: Lauren 40.4, Molly 37.0 ...
By stephanie latimer
Jan Brett is our author of the month for November and December. We are enjoying her wonderful stories and illustrations. Last week we read Hedgie's Surprise and Hedgie Blasts Off! We completed a Venn diagram to compare and contrast ...

Mrs. Latimer's and Mrs. Black's Class - Saga Continues
By Beckyb(Beckyb)
So after seeing Jan Brett - of course we had to make our own gingerbread cookies. We had a fun night - and it didn't take hours - that's nice! We used the recipe in the book, Gingerbread Friends, and they were SO yummy! ...

And Chloe Makes 6 - Trolls
By Ellamama(Ellamama)
Tonight we read Christmas Trolls by Jan Brett, and I'm recommending very little bit of it. Today I have actually watched a movie in German, done some needle felting, made three little troll dolls for the nature table, and put three hot ...
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