Author Archives: Danielle Dreger-Babbitt

Indies Choice Award winners announced

by Danielle Last week the American Booksellers Association announced the winners of the 2016 Indies Choice Book Awards as voted by independent booksellers around the country. These books “reflect the spirit of independent bookstores.” You can find a list of all the finalists on the American Bookseller’s Association’s website along with the winners of the E.B. […]

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Happy 100th Birthday Ezra Jack Keats

by Danielle Celebrated children’s book illustrator and author Ezra Jack Keats (March 11, 1916 – May 6, 1983) would have celebrated his 100th birthday earlier this month. Keats is known for his 1963 Caldecott-winning book The Snowy Day as well as Whistle for Willie, Peter’s Chair and Googles! Many of his picture books centered around Peter and his life growing up […]

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Oscars are going to the books

by Danielle D-B It’s often said that life imitates art, but in the case of the Academy Awards this year, art is imitating books. According to the folks over at Earlyword, of the eight nominees for Best Picture, five are based on books, and one, Spotlight, has a book connection. It is about the Boston Globe‘s Pulitzer Prize […]

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Hot romance reads for cold winter nights

by Danielle I’ve been a romance reader ever since I started hiding my mom’s Harlequin romance novels inside the Sear’s catalog when I was in the fifth grade (Daddy, Darling by Glenda Sanders, 1989). As a rule, I read all over the map, jumping from narrative nonfiction to YA to cook book memoir to mystery […]

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Shake Out 2015

  by Danielle In case you missed it, Sno-Isle Libraries will taking part in the Great Washington Shakeout on October 15th. This is a statewide opportunity to practice how to be safe during big earthquakes. It is part of “the world’s largest earthquake drill.” Next Thursday morning customers visiting many of our community libraries will be […]

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Adventures in parenting

by Danielle About 10 ½ months ago I became I first-time mom. It’s been an inspiring and humbling experience, not to mention scary and trying at times. When I’m not so terribly sleep-deprived I can find humor in almost anything: from being barfed on moments before I’m due to leave for work to the yogurt I […]

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