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Hands & Hearts

Hands & Hearts
Gallaudet Children's Dictionary of ASL
My Heart Glow

A mother and daughter spend a sunny day swimming, playing and frolicking at the beach, all the while using their hands to hold each other, dig in the sand, splash in the waves, put up a windbreak, and--most importantly--talk to each other, with American Sign Language.  Amy Bates’ breezy watercolor and pencil illustrations complement Napoli’s free verse.  Alongside them are panels, decorated in seaside motifs, featuring 15 ASL signs used in the story: run, roll, swim, sun, wall, water, and more.  Some of the sign illustrations are ambiguous; nevertheless, it’s refreshing to se

What in the World?

What in the World?

January is National Puzzle Month, and the 29th is National Puzzle Day!  If you would like a great book to help you celebrate before the month is out, try this visual feast, published by National Geographic Kids.  It features a variety of photo puzzles: optical illusions, hidden pictures, “Spot the Difference” (on two-page spreads), and more!  It’s full of fun facts about nature, including how animals use camouflage for safety, how humans use vision and the brain in concert to understand the world around them, and how our perceptions can be fooled by visual tricks.  There

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