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Little Free Libraries and Positive Aging Picture Books

Have you noticed? There’s a new phenomenon sweeping the world and it’s related to books! Real books. Lots of books. Free books. Perhaps it’s landed on a street near you? Little Free Libraries are cropping up everywhere—small boxes of great … Continue reading

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Meena: An A is for Aging Book Review

Meena (for ages 5-9) by Sine Van Mol is an unusual book, and not simply because it’s a Belgian import. On the surface it is seemingly not a Positive Aging book, but it definitely serves my goal of increasing intergenerational … Continue reading

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7 Positive Things We Can All Learn about Getting Older—from Picture Books

  “Birthdays are good for your health. The more you have the older you’ll get,” so goes the quote—from Anonymous. Well…that Anonymous is onto something, something important to all of us—by embracing positive attitudes about getting older, amazingly, we can … Continue reading

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The Teacher Who Would Not Retire: An A is for Aging book review

A gray haired, first grade teacher dons her disguise and slips back into school—first as a window washer, next as the lunch lady, and finally as the fire inspector. This is The Teacher Who Would Not Retire and she is … Continue reading

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Dream: A Tale of Wonder, Wisdom and Wishes

One of my beloved summer pastimes is the hunt for gleaming agates on the rocky North Shore of Lake Superior. Finding this book was like spotting a shiny agate among the gray pebbles—a hidden treasure glowing with rainbow stripes.  Dream: A … Continue reading

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Educators on Using Picture Books to Change Attitudes to Aging

Blogging about positive aging picture books I’ve realized something—it’s not as “lonely” an effort as I first believed. Readers and organizations of great variety are supporting me (thank you!), both publishers and authors have requested book reviews, and several fascinating … Continue reading

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Grandmama’s Pride: A Tool Against Both Racism and Ageism

The search for a true “positive aging” picture book is much like picking through a lovely box of chocolates—so many appeal at first, but then disappoint upon further “investigation.” But with Grandmama’s Pride, by Becky Birtha, there is no such … Continue reading

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Six Reasons to Seek Out Positive Aging Children’s Books

Our culture bombards kids with negative stereotypes of older adults in a variety of media and these stereotypes do affect their beliefs at a very young age. (Read more.) Young children actually act on ageist beliefs according to researcher Sheree … Continue reading

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Images of Aging in Children’s Books

Imagine for a moment that you are a grandmother, or a grandfather — a Nana or a Papa, to a sweet six year old. Let’s call her Lily. Perhaps you have silvery hair and “crumples” — in the words of … Continue reading

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100 Books for 100 Years

I’m meant to be reading a novel for one of the two book clubs I belong to, so naturally I’ve been reading more children’s books. I came across a colorful, creative book that details ideas for kids to celebrate their … Continue reading

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