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memories of the ’80s – Hey Al by Arthur Yorinks, illustrated by Richard Egielski

For picture book fans in the late 1930s, this award-winning book made an impression with the vivid storytelling in Hey, Al by Arthur Yorinks and illustrated by Richard Egielski. The story by Yorinks focuses on a man named Al, and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Castle by David Macaulay

In the late 1970s, a picture book was given the Caldecott Honor, and created a world within walls in┬áCastle by David Macaulay. The author’s premise was to reveal how a Welsh castle was built during the late 12th century. The … Continue reading

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Get your head…

out of a book for once. (I will take it under consideration)

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memories of the ’80s – TV show board games

In the 1980s, board games were still popular, as was the inspiration to create them based on your favourite television and radio shows of the day. In 1982, the daytime soap opera General Hospital has been on the air for … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Cider House Rules by John Irving

The mid 1980s was a fertile writing time for author John Irving, who published his sixth novel The Cider House Rules. Set in the 1930s and 1940s America, the story centers around Homer and his relationship with Wilbur. Homer is … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin

It started with one book – and has turned into a series beloved my several generations of readers – The Baby-Sitters Club. Starting with an idea from an editor at Scholastic Books, writer Ann M. Martin developed the first book, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton

In the mid 1970s, young adult fiction was tackling the tough issues of growing up – and one of the books of the time period that exemplified many teen realities was Rumble Fish. Written by S. E. Hinton (who also … Continue reading

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