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Storytime: Wishes!

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This is the time of year reflecting and hoping. For dreaming. And for wishing. Even if our kids don’t mark time the way we do or feel the fresh start of a new year peeking around the corner, there’s something inherently kid about the humble wish.

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Best of 2015: Picture Books

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Camp All The Wonders has been abuzz with year-end favorites and if this list is at all a testament, 2015 was a very good year for picture books. Check out our favorites and let us know what we missed by leaving us a comment below.

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Best of 2015: Nonfiction Picture Books

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The nonfiction picture books published this year were some of the best we’ve seen and, with such a strong year for children’s publishing, there’s no doubt there are more great nonfiction books from 2015 we have read. Check out our favorites and let us know what we missed by leaving us a comment below.

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Best of 2015: Chapter Books to YA

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The amazing picture books of 2015 kept us quite busy at Camp All The Wonders, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying some exceptional novels. Here are the year’s chapter books, middle grade novels, and young adult novels that we cannot stop thinking about.

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Some books show you something special before you even open the cover. With or without that gold-foiled-title, this is one of them. Where are these places? Who lives there? I want to know. Don’t you? Come on.

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Then and Now: Where the Wild Things Are and Wild

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The thing about picture books (or early readers in this case!) is that they can stick in your heart and your brain and become an actual memory, a feeling, and a true part of your childhood. In this series, we’ll take a look at picture books of the past and relive those memories through modern picture books. Let’s make connections between then and now.

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Perseverance and the Olympic Spirit

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Alexandra Boiger’s inspiration for Max and Marla came from many places. Some are quite obvious, such as watching the Sochi Winter Olympics, while others aren’t. However, the underlying essence is based on past and present life experiences. These experiences are personal as well as obtained by watching family, friends, and people in general.