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Keeping Quilt 25th Anniversary


  • 9/9 at 6:30pm - St. Louis, MO Public Library Event at St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S Lindberg Blvd., St. Louis, MO  63131
  • 9/13 at 6:30pm -Reading Reptile Store Event and School Visits in Kansas City, MO
  • 9/14 at 1:00pm – The Bookworm in Omaha, NE

Please note that we have had some administrative changes here at Babushka Inc. Donna Claar has moved on to other ventures and we wish her all the best. My daughter, Traci will be taking over for Donna. Traci worked for me for many years prior and if anyone has any questions, she will be happy to help. All questions about appearances, books to be signed, flat Stanleys etc. will go through her office from now on. Please note that the contact email for Babushka Inc has also changed. is the best way to contact our offices.

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Patricia Polacco


Patricia Polacco, the prolific children’s book author who wrote In Our Mothers’ House answered NCAC’s questions about the objections which have recently been raised in Davis County, UT. Complaints have centered around the non-traditional nature of the family depicted in the book and the fact that the family has two moms.






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READS Homework Helper Announces Twitter Book Party with Acclaimed Children’s Author Patricia Polacco

The Reading Comprehension Experts Team Up with Hall of Fame Children’s Author for Interactive Discussion about Her New Book: Bun Bun Button

November XX, 2011 (Spring House, PA) – READS Homework Helper today announced that it will be hosting it’s second Twitter Book Party featuring Patricia Polacco, award-winning author of child and parent favorites such as Thank You, Mr. Faulkner and The Keeping Quilt. The online discussion for children and their parents is aimed to promote reading comprehension and will center around Polacco’s recently release book, Bun Bun Button. READS creator and reading specialist, Elaine Meyers, will lead the discussion with Polacco, using questions from the READS question cards. The Twitter Book Party will be held on Tuesday, December 6th at 7 pm, and is free for all participants.

Patricia Polacco is a beloved children’s author and the recipient of over a dozen awards for her work, including The Golden Kite Award for Illustration and induction to the Santa Clara Reading Council Author’s Hall of Fame in 1990. Her latest children’s book, Bun Bun Button is the story of an adorable stuffed bunny with a button nose, Bun Bun Button. The stuffed toy is loved by its child, Paige, who holds a special place for Bun that was made for her by her Gramma. Bun Bun Button accidentally embarks on an exciting journey after a balloon carries her up up and away. The story highlights the bond between grandparents and grandchildren, and celebrates the imagination of children and the deep connection that is formed with their childhood toys.

“As a huge fan of Patricia’s books, we are thrilled to have Patricia as the guest author for our upcoming Twitter Book Party,” said Mrs. Meyers. “The Twitter Book Party is the perfect opportunity for students and parents to interact with such an accomplished children’s author while strengthening their love for reading.”

“I am honored to be featured as a guest author for READS Twitter Book Party and am looking forward to the ‘Fire Talking’ electronically with students and parents,” said Patricia Polacco. “There is nothing more I love to do than tell stories. I am going to embrace the Twitter community and this will be my first electronic tweeting.”

READS was developed to help ensure reading comprehension and create conversation between young readers and their parents. The 30-question cards that will be used during the Twitter Book Party can be used with any reading material in any setting. The complete READS package can be found online at HYPERLINK ""

You and your child can participate in the Twitter Book Club by signing up on ( They should also follow @READ_HH on Twitter and HYPERLINK "" on Facebook. Bun Bun Button can be purchased online at HYPERLINK "" and EGM will be giving away some copies in the week prior to the Twitter Book Party. Bun Bun Button’s recommended reading level is for children ages 4-8, but older readers and parents are also encouraged to join the discussion.

About READS Homework Helper
READS Homework Helper is an award-winning product from EGM Educational Systems, LLC. Developed by reading specialist Elaine Meyers, READS (Really Easy and Dynamic Strategies) provides the unique tools and strategies to help parents of elementary-school-aged children help their children with their reading homework, improve their reading comprehension and help develop critical thinking skills.


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Patricia Polacco