Newsletter, Volume 8, Number 2


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In This Issue You'll Find:


In New England February is a long month, where cabin fever sets in in earnest. It's a great time to curl up with a warm blanket and the escape of a great book. This month we've got some odd twists on the old fairy tales -- perfect for telling around the fire.

Here are a couple of upcoming appearances, speeches or workshops by Carol:

  • February 13, 2003 - Pioneer Valley Reading in Chicopee, MA
  • March 4, 2003 - Spartanburg Reading Association Inservice in Spartanburg, SC
  • March 6, 2003 - South Carolina School Librarians Convention in Columbia, SC
  • May 23, 2003 - Bishop School, Storytelling and Inservice in Norwich, CT
  • June 5, 2003 - Clay County Florida Teachers' Inservice in Jacksonville, FL

You can find out more information on any of these by writing to Carol Hurst at

For those who missed our last newsletter the most recent additions to our web site are:

Featured Book: The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco.
Featured Subject: Kids Books Set in Schools.
Featured Title: Keeper of the Doves by Betsy Byars.
Featured Subject: Biographies and Memoirs.
Featured Subject: Reading Aloud, Recommended Titles.
Featured Author: Arnold Lobel.
Featured Subject: Buildings and Architecture in Children's Books.


Next Section of Newsletter:

Featured Topic: Folk and Fairy Tales, Tongue-In-Cheek Versions.