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Today in History: First Newbery Medal 

Did you know that the first Newbery Medal was awarded on June 27, 1922 to Hendrik Willhem Van Loom for his book, The Story of Mankind. Named in honor of John Newbery, a famous British eighteenth century publisher of juvenile books who also supported the work of Christopher Smart, Oliver Goldsmith, and Samuel Johnson, the …

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World Oceans Day – Marine Animals and Sea Workers 

In the Ziegfeld Collection of International Children's Art, there is a set of pastels entitled Marine Animals, a diptych created around 1955 by an unknown artist  under the direction of Teacher Elias Nielsen at the Emdrupborg Kommuneskole, Copenhagen, Denmark. The work celebrates simple ocean life in deep rich sea colors: the greens, yellows, oranges, blues, …

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