Category Archives: Book Club

Each month a book is chosen to be read and commented on.

A Child’s Calendar

A Child’s Calendar is a gorgeous creation. The poems written by John Updike conjure the most beautiful images about each month of the year: The trees’ black lace… fat snowy footsteps… long green weeks… blue ghosts of smoke…. Each month’s … Continue reading

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Fletcher and the Falling Leaves

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves is a book about a fretful little fox who becomes worried about his favorite tree when it starts looking “dull, dry and brown.” He wants to know what he can do to help. “The world was changing,” … Continue reading

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Make a Natural Connection

Connecting Children to Nature American Literature: 1890-Today is an exhibit that began in the Spring of 2011. The exhibit was created by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Conservation Library. The goal of the exhibit is to show how nature-related … Continue reading

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Barking Frog Reads – September

As we hang on to the last vestiges of summer, spend some time on a beach. Enjoy sunshine, rolling waves, bare feet on sand, sea air and wonderful beach finds—seashells, driftwood, dried egg casings, and pebbles, lots and lots of … Continue reading

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Barking Frog Reads – August

I love books and I love book clubs, so it just seems natural to start a book club within this blog. On the first day of each month I will announce the book we will share. Read the book and … Continue reading

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Barking Frog Reads – July

I love books and I love book clubs, so it just seems natural to start a book club within this blog. On the first day of each month I will announce the book we will share—read the book and post … Continue reading

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Barking Frog Reads – June

I love books and I love book clubs, so it just seems natural to start a book club within this blog. On the first day of each month I will announce the book we will share—read the book and post … Continue reading

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Barking Frog Reads – May

Lois Ehlert is the author and illustrator of many wonderful children’s book, most having to do with nature. She creates the art for her books by cutting and pasting paper, fabric and objects onto the pages. Barking Frog Farm has … Continue reading

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Barking Frog Reads – April

As the weather warms and talk turns to gardening, Barking Frog Farm thought it would be fun to introduce you to a wonderful book called Roots Shoots Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children by Sharon Lovejoy. This book is full … Continue reading

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Barking Frog Reads – March

In anticipation of spring, we are reading the classic A Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson-Burnett. The book is about two disagreeable children, Mistress Mary, who is quite contrary, and her sickly cousin Collin. Mary finds a garden behind a locked … Continue reading

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