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Author: Jack Barger (Jack Barger)

Leila in Saffron

Leila in Saffron

LEILA IN SAFFRON. Written by Rukhsanna Guidroz. Illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova. Salaam Reads/Simon and Schuster. Ages 4-8. $17.99. When Leila arrives at her grandmother Naani’s house for a family dinner, Naani greets her by telling her the saffron beads on her dress go well with her dark eyes. This warms Leila’s heart. She tends to...

September 27, 2020September 27, 2020
Keep Creating: University of Findlay Student Enjoys Encouraging Outlet

Keep Creating: University of Findlay Student Enjoys Encouraging Outlet

It stands to reason that a student who has taken at least one art class every year for the duration of her academic career would have a fairly solid interest in the subject. For University of Findlay student Breanna Gilbert, however, art isn’t just something she’s interested in; it’s something she’s terrifically passionate about, and...

September 9, 2020September 9, 2020
Saturday

Saturday

SATURDAY. Written and illustrated by Oge Mora. Little, Brown and Company. Ages 4-8. $18.99 Ava and her mother look forward to Saturdays together. This Saturday they have special plans. However, everything goes wrong! Story hour at the library is canceled, their new hairdos are ruined when a passing car splashes them, and the park is...

August 25, 2020August 25, 2020
Success for Mazza Museum’s 2020 Virtual Young Artist Workshop Themed “Flip It”

Success for Mazza Museum’s 2020 Virtual Young Artist Workshop Themed “Flip It”

The 2020 University of Findlay Mazza Museum’s Young Artist Workshop for 2020 finished up recently after being presented virtually from July 20 -24. The change to online presentation certainly didn’t seem to damper any feelings of enthusiasm for participants or presenters, and in fact, it was abundantly clear that everyone involved, as the workshop’s theme...

August 25, 2020August 28, 2020
The Beauty of Passion and Art: Mazza Docent Shares Knowledge

The Beauty of Passion and Art: Mazza Docent Shares Knowledge

Ask nearly any docent at University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum, and they’ll likely tell you one of two things: they have a passion for books or they have a passion for children. They might even tell you they have both. Mazza docent Deb Mihalik is no different. In fact, she confessed that she has always...

July 30, 2020July 30, 2020
Coming Together in the Name of Art: Mazza Conference Enjoys Around-the-World Success

Coming Together in the Name of Art: Mazza Conference Enjoys Around-the-World Success

The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum 2020 Summer Conference was one that not only delivered its regular cornucopia of educational material, discussion, and fun, it also provided a much-needed respite from the goings-on in our current world climate. The three-day conference, held from July 13 through 15, was held virtually this year, but the camaraderie...

July 30, 2020July 30, 2020
Going Down Home with Daddy

Going Down Home with Daddy

GOING DOWN HOME WITH DADDY. Written by Kelly Starling Lyons. Illustrated by Daniel Minter. Peachtree Publishing Company. $17.99. “On reunion morning, we rise before the sun. Daddy hums as he packs our car with suitcases and a cooler full of snacks. He says there’s nothing like going down home.” In this 2020 Caldecott Honor award-winner,...

July 28, 2020July 30, 2020
Don’t Worry, Little Crab

Don’t Worry, Little Crab

DON’T WORRY, LITTLE CRAB. Written and illustrated by Chris Haughton. Candlewick Press. Ages 2-5. $17.99. This book is like WE ARE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT with an ocean setting. Little Crab and Very Big Crab decide to leave their tidal pool and go to the ocean. They pass through rocks (tic-a-tic tic-a-tic), more pools...

June 29, 2020June 29, 2020