Okay, I think this question was very important to some people, but not so much for me. First off, Harry had to live (and others had to live) in order to end up with someone. The couple I did think would be good together was Neville and Luna. Ah well.

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Way too young.

Depths of despair indeed. Forever YA sums it up pretty well:  You Will Always Be Our Gilbert Blythe

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How could it not open? That would be … inconceivable. Yet, how could Harry possibly attend? How would this dilemma be reconciled??

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I remember being uncertain about this question before the 7th book came out. I wanted so much to believe in Snape. I definitely am influenced by the portrayal by Alan Rickman (I’m a fan!) But after reading the opening chapter, I didn’t hold out hope any longer. Not much.

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Deathly Hallows Bookmarks: Anticipating Book 7

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Do you remember these? Scholastic issued a series of 7 bookmarks leading up to the release of the last Harry Potter book in 2007. Here’s #1. The verso (first pic) is the same on all 7. I’m rereading Harry Potter … Continue reading

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Under the Kapok Tree

Or, what happens after a children’s librarian visits the rainforest?

robinI first explored a trees theme in Wonderworks in the Spring of 2013:

https://cultivatewonder.wordpress.com/category/trees/

Yesterday we revisited the theme with a different twist. On a trip to Costa Rica the previous week, I saw a kapok (ceiba) tree. Of course I’m familiar with Lynne Cherry’s The Great Kapok Tree(Harcourt Brace…

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Eggs after visiting Costa Rica

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Space, Rockets & Gravity

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The morning of this storytime, Wednesday, March 11 at 11:30 a.m., I checked the NASA site looking for a good video clip to show to accompany the books I had chosen. Turns out, NASA was conducting a solid rocket booster test, broadcast live, at 11:30 a.m.! I couldn’t believe my luck! So I pulled up the link on the new SmartBoard, Internet was working beautifully, and had the NASA TV live…

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Felix Felicitas

Tiny bottle of Felix Felicitas is just the right size for Lego Harry Potter!

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Cultivating Creativity: Technology that encourages learning about art – ALSC Blog

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